Sandrine Da Costa joined HD in January 2018 as its Logistics and Administrative Associate for Francophone Africa. Her previous experience includes five years working in international trade in Benin, the French West Indies and the UK. In her most recent role before joining HD, she was Project and Events Coordinator for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Geneva. During this time, she acquired expertise in various fields, from event management and logistical coordination to intercultural communication and administrative management. Sandrine holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication and International Affairs from the University of Surrey in the UK.
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.