Saliou Sambou

Mediation Adviser

Saliou Sambou holds a Master’s degree in Business Law with a focus on finance from Toulouse Capitole University and another one in Legal Strategies for International Development from the University of Toulouse-Mirail. He helped to found the consulting firm Devcorpus, a start-up specialized in sectorial studies and project development in Dakar, and then continued at the company as a researcher during four years. He also worked as a legal consultant for LCH Clearnet SA in Paris, the French subsidiary of the British clearing house. Saliou also has experience in regulatory and legal monitoring in the risk and internal control department of the Deposits and Consignments Fund in Paris. In 2019, Saliou joined HD as Mediation Adviser in the Dakar office.


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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