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Led by the Secretary General, the KAICIID Secretariat carries out the administrative work of the Centre. The Secretary General oversees the day-to-day management of the Centre and provides regular reports of its activities to the Council of Parties and the Board of Directors. The Centre’s staff are responsible for implementing the programme of work laid out in the KAICIID Strategic Plan and ensuring its success in every corner of the world. 


Since 1 October, the KAICIID Secretariat is led by Secretary General Dr. Zuhair Alharthi and Deputy Secretary General Ambassador António de Almeida-Ribeiro

Secretary General


Dr. Zuhair Alharthi

Dr. Zuhair Alharthi is the Secretary General of the International Dialogue Centre – KAICIID since October 2022. He has a wealth of cultural experience and enjoys a parliamentary ...

Deputy Secretary General


Ambassador António de Almeida-Ribeiro

Ambassador António de Almeida-Ribeiro was born in Lisbon and graduated in 1976 from the Faculty of Law (Legal and Political Sciences), University of Coimbra...