Omeyya Naoufel Seddik

Special Adviser – Middle East and North Africa

Omeyya Seddik joined HD in 2012 and serves as a Special Adviser for HD on a variety of MENA-related projects. He was HD’s lead mediator in the Tunisia dialogue process that brokered the Tunisian Charter of Honour for the Elections in 2014 and worked closely with the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet which was awarded the 2015 Peace Nobel Prize. Omeyya has worked on a wide range of issues, including national dialogue, security, radicalism, sectarian conflict and military issues. He is currently focused on supporting HD activities across the MENA region.


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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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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