Youssouf Bamadio

Mediation Adviser

Youssouf Bamadio holds a Master’s degree in Modern Literature from the University of Bamako. He has held several positions as a literature teacher. He also has gained in-depth field knowledge, especially in central Mali, by conducting various surveys, awareness-raising caravans and informal debates. In addition to assisting the NGO NRC in the monitoring and needs assessment of people affected by displacement in the Koro region, he has served as president of the student-youth council of the Koro region in Bamako. Youssouf joined HD as Mediation Adviser in Mali in August 2018.


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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