Omeyya Seddik joined HD in 2012 and serves as a Senior Adviser in the MENA region. Omeyya’s work covers a wide range of issues, including national dialogue, security, radicalism, sectarian conflict and military issues. In 2014, he was HD’s lead mediator in the Tunisia dialogue process that brokered the Tunisian Charter of Honour for the elections. He has also worked closely with the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet who have received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. He is also a part of the HD team that has led the preparation of the Libyan National Conference, has negotiated the launch of the ceasefire work and has shaped the roadmap for Libyan political process.
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.