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Center for Dialogue and Progress - Geneva

Dialogue, Research, Analysis, and Policy-making

The Center for Dialogue and Progress-Geneva (CDP-G) is a research and policy advocacy organization that studies critical socio, political and economic development issues in fragile states. The Center is an active platform for policy dialogue of young professionals, experienced scholars and experts whose work will inform and guide our activities and help generate solutions.

Our Mission

Become an incubator where local and global solutions come together to address the pressing issues facing countries and societies in a state of fragility and transition through open and critical dialogue. While respecting and cherishing time-tested and cultural norms of different communities, the Center focuses on promoting best practices in inclusive, democratic, and sustainable development and peace-building.

Empower countries and societies in a state of fragility and transition to appreciate the beauty and harness the full potential of diversity and inclusiveness.

Our Vision

Our Values

Our work revolves around the principle of fairness, inviolability of human dignity, open dialogue and empowerment of communities.

About Us

We educate, facilitate dialogue, build the capacity of civil society, and foster regional cooperation on peace-building, reconciliation and humanitarian affairs. Our experts explore and analyze pressing and critical problems, bridging the gaps between local and global knowledge and practices to develop solutions to contemporary challenges. Transitioning to a functioning and sustainable state requires an informed and active citizenry for which the Center facilitates the provision of knowledge and transfer of time-tested best practices in the public interest.

Our activities are through diverse channels and means of communication such as training and mentoring, organizing public events, publications in print and online, broadcast media including social media, and other ranges of outreach activities, the Center will be involved in dialogues and discussions on key problems and challenges.

The Executive Team

Interim Executive Director & Senior Fellow Legal Affairs

Shoaib Timory

Interim Executive Director & Senior Fellow Legal Affairs
Senior Fellow Migration

Abdul Ahad Shirzad

Senior Fellow Migration
Senior Fellow Human Rights

Hamid Formuli

Senior Fellow Human Rights
Communications Lead & Associate Researcher

Mustafa Muneer

Communications Lead & Associate Researcher

Board Members

Amb. Marc P. George

Amb. Marc P. George

Dr. Djawed Sangdel

Dr. Djawed Sangdel

Dr. Qudart Shafeq

Dr. Qudart Shafeq

Secretary of the Board

Hamasa Kohistani

Secretary of the Board

Jaihoon Janussi

Mr. Antonio Donini

Mr. Antonio Donini

Mrs. Fawzia Koofi

Mrs. Fawzia Koofi

Mrs. Hamida Andisha

Mrs. Hamida Andisha

Mrs. Norah Niland

Mrs. Norah Niland

Board of Advisors

Abbas Farasoo

Abbas Farasoo

Dr. Aliye Yilmaz

Dr. Aliye Yilmaz

Dr. Nasir A. Andisha

Dr. Nasir A. Andisha

Dr. Omar Sharifi

Dr. Omar Sharifi

Dr. William Maley

Dr. William Maley

Farzana Mursal Alizada

Farzana Mursal Alizada

Mohammad Ismail Qarizada

Mohammad Ismail Qarizada

Roberto Bonino

Roberto Bonino

Our Partners