Nohad joined HD in 2012 as Eastern Lybia Representative. She has more than twenty five years of experience in the humanitarian field, working for the International Committee of the Red Cross during both the civil wars in Lebanon and Libya, and then for the Libyan Red Crescent. Nohad has been involved in many mediation efforts, and ceasefire processes in the Libyan Political National Dialogue Agreement, and has organized and facilitated a number of high-level conferences on Women in Peace Building, national reconciliation, and conflict resolution. She also initiated the Women on Peaceful Coexistence project which works with Libyan women activists and NGOs in Benghazi. Nohad holds a BA in Sociology from University St. Joseph in Beirut (Lebanon) and is a certified physiotherapist form the University of Medicine in Milan (Italy).
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.
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.
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.