Naana Marekia

Programme Officer

Naana Marekia came to HD in 2014 from the Nairobi Peace Initiative – Africa (NPI-Africa) where she worked as a Programme Coordinator in their Research, Learning and Policy programme. In this role, Naana co-ordinated a research project between NPI-Africa and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding on transitional justice which focused on the efficacy of truth commissions in Africa. She has also been the Kenya Project Manager for a comparative study on violence and political transitions carried out by NPI-Africa, Africa University’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance from Zimbabwe, and South Africa’s Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Naana has a degree in International Relations from the United States International University – Africa and a Master’s degree in Peace Studies from Bradford University in the United Kingdom.


The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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Foundation Board

As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.

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HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.

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