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

Consultant

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

Programme officer

Asala holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy from the Geneva School of Diplomacy. She has a demonstrated history of working in International Organisations and Non-profit Organisations. She is skilled in intercultural communication, translation, conflict resolution , research and data analysis. Asala saw some potential in NGOs when it came to peace making. That’s when she decided to join the CD4Peace team.

Maëva Laeticia SCHULER

Junior officer

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 second-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.

Joyce Wangari MWANGI

JUNIOR OFFICER

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.

Sinan UYAN

JUNIOR OFFICER

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.

Current Team

Amine MEHARZI

Intern

Amine received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva. Born in Algeria, Amine moved at a young age to Switzerland and has lived in the German as well as the French part. Being aware and intrigued by the cultural diversity Switzerland had to offer, Amine searched for professional experience in this field. For this reason, he decided to join CD4Peace.

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.

Marc Enzo BELLIGOI

Intern

Marc Enzo completed his master’s degree at the Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals in International Relations. He also holds a bachelor’s in History from the University of Barcelona. Marc Enzo has specialized in Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution, by working with Peace Institutes in Spain, and in Humanitarian Action, by working with NGOs in Greece, and his personal interest in both fields was the primary motivation to join the CD4Peace team.

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.

Siran CHENG

Intern

Siran is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Economics and Economic History at Lund University. The role of institutions, legacies and regional disparities in shaping economies around the world has been of Siran’s interest. Her studies have given her understanding of how previous economic change can help us understand the future. Siran joined CD4Peace as she believes that the intersectional perspective of the organization is essential in building sustainable peace.

Previous Colleagues

Current Team