Leadership Team

Hassan FARTOUSI

President

Hassan received his PhD in International Law from the University of Geneva. His PhD thesis focused on the relationship between the WTO and UNESCO, specifically the legal regime of trade in cultural goods. In addition to a law education, he completed a Master’s in Business Administration and Islamic Studies in Iran. Hassan worked in ISESCO Regional Office (Tehran), for 7 years as a program officer of culture and communication. Since 2014, he became involved with the NGO activities in relation to the Human Rights Council. Aiming to promote Sustainable Development and Cultural Diversity, he established CD4Peace in 2018.

Christine DE SILVA

Administrator

Christine received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy from the Geneva School of Diplomacy. She is currently a Master’s Candidate in Transitional Justice at the Geneva Academy. Being born & raised in Malaysia, Christine has been immersed in a culturally diverse lifestyle which motivated her to move to Geneva, the hub of international organizations, in order to gain experience and enhance her knowledge in the field of human rights. Her love for culture, her passion for sustainable development and her motivation to achieve justice for victims of conflict is the reason behind her decision to join the CD4Peace Team.

Asala Dalab

Junior project officer

Asalah is currently a BA student in Diplomacy and International relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Through her studies, she developed an on growing interest in sustainable development. Also, being brought up in different cultures she witnessed inequalities which led to her engagement in human rights. Asalah saw some potential in NGOs when it came to peace making. That’s when she decided to join the CD4Peace team.

Current Team

Akriti BARUAH

Intern

Akriti is pursuing her Masters in International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Raised in India, Akriti has grown up in a multicultural environment where she gained firsthand experience of the needs and challenges of a developing nation. Her internships at the UNDP and UNICEF, India stimulated her passion towards sustainable development and keen interest in learning about diverse cultures, which further motivated her to become a part of the CD4Peace team.

Ammanuel DELELEGN

Intern

Ammanuel completed his master’s degree at the university of Geneva in Political Science. He also holds a bachelors in the same field from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Raised in Geneva, his interest in CD4Peace results from a personal conviction and commitment to contribute to global efforts in alleviating precarious human rights situations around the world, as well as peacekeeping, conflict resolution and counter terrorism.

Anusika VINASITHAMBY

Intern

Anusika is currently completing the final semester of her BA in International Relations at the University of Geneva. The respect of human rights is vital for her because she was born and raised in Switzerland by parents who fled from a violent ethnic conflict. Most importantly, she is very concerned and involved with intercultural dialogue and cultural inclusion. Therefore, she decided to join CD4Peace in their endeavours to embrace cultural diversity.

Daniel ZAKARIA

Intern

As a current student of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Como, Daniel aims to bring his social and multilingual skills, as well as his positive energy into a professional environment. Regularly surrounded by multicultural communities, he firmly believes that sustainability can be the key for lasting social and environmental outcomes. As a result, he proudly chose to be involved in the Sustainable Development initiatives that are practiced at CD4Peace.

Gugu Khulile MBHAMALI

Intern

Gugu is currently pursuing a masters’ degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padova. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Swiss UMEF University in Geneva. Given her monoethnic background, Gugu is interested in learning more about cultural diversity and human rights issues emanating from cultural practices. Therefore, Gugu decided to join the CD4Peace team.

Joyce Wangari MWANGI

intern

Joyce is currently a master’s candidate at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. She is a graduate of the United States International University Africa where she attained a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She has worked with AIESEC where she gained leadership skills and cross-cultural experience. She is passionate about civic engagement and thus, she joined the CD4Peace team.

Maëva Laeticia SCHULER

Intern

Maëva holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Sussex, England. She is currently pursuing her studies as a first-year master’s candidate in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva where she specialises in Global Security and Conflict Studies. She joined CD4Peace because she believes in the necessity of addressing the root causes of conflicts and fostering a culture of peace through the promotion of cultural diversity and sustainable development.

Quentin BÉROD

Intern

Quentin holds a Master in International Relations from the Université libre de Bruxelles and a Bachelor in Political Sciences from the University of Lausanne. He joined CD4Peace to promote a culture of peace and dialogue and to be involved within the International Geneva. Quentin truly believes in the key role that can play CSOs and NGOs in the research and the conduct of peace.

Serhat YILMAZ

intern

Serhat holds a bachelor’s degree in economic and social history from the University of Geneva since 2018. During his bachelor’s degree, he was interested in the problems of economic and social inequalities. This interest prompted him to focus on the African continent. He therefore chose to continue his training with a Masters in African Studies. Issues of human rights and peace building are subjects of interest to him as well. He found in Cd4Peace the NGO that defended his values.

Sinan UYAN

Intern

Sinan holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lausanne. During his studies, he was particularly interested in international cooperation and the contribution that his personal experience could bring in this field. He joined CD4Peace because it defends the same values of promoting peace and expressions of cultural diversity that he likes.

Vaishnavi SREENIVAS

intern

Vaishnavi is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Religious Studies. She completed her undergraduate education in English Literature from India and wishes to pursue a career in advocacy and research in diversity, social justice and human rights. She is interested in the intersectional approach towards peace building that incorporates cultural diversity and thus joined CD4Peace.

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