Enhancing the Role of Citizens and Religious Leaders in Yemen’s Political Transition

Students learn in a vocational training course in Agadir, Morocco. Photo Credits: Photo by Jake Lyell Photography for PartnersGlobal

Yemen’s warring factions have engaged sporadically in national dialogue processes in hopes of securing peace. While such dialogues are crucial to stabilizing the country, they have little chance of success without input and support at the grassroots level. To complement the existing national transition in Yemen, Partners is facilitating a bottom-up dialogue process to give ordinary Yemenis a voice in creating solutions to the ongoing crisis.

In partnership with the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy and Partners Yemen, PartnersGlobal is building the capacity of trusted community leaders, particularly religious leaders, to lead community-level dialogues and inform local peace initiatives across eight key governorates: Sana’a, Dhamar, Taiz, Ibb, Aden, Lahj, Abyan, and Shabwa.