Zoungoua Massaoudou Lawan Zoungoua

Mediation Adviser

Holder of a degree in modern literature, Zoungoua Massaoudou Lawan Zoungoua has been the focal point of the NGO Equal Access and its work on conflict and reconciliation dynamics in the Diffa region. His experience includes five years working on a USAID-funded project dealing with conflict prevention and management and good governance issues. His previous work history includes a post teaching literature and communication techniques at the Idriss Alaoma High School in Diffa and positions in the media, first as editor-in-chief at Radio Anfani Diffa and then as regional manager of Dounia Radio and Television and also as contributor to West Africa Democracy Radio in Dakar. Zoungoua Massaoudou joined HD as Media Adviser in Niger in March 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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