The civil war in Yemen has left the state in tatters and the country fragmented, illustrated most clearly in renewed calls for secession among southern Yemenis. Prospects for resolving the conflict will hinge on addressing the varied political and economic dynamics across the country, with an eye toward facilitating local governance and stabilisation.
Please join the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Sanaa Center for Strategic
Studies (SCSS) to examine the evolving political and economic realities in Yemen, including the emergence of alternative governance and institutional structures. Discussion will focus on ways to enhance European and German engagement at the local and provincial levels, to help sustain Yemenis through the conflict and facilitate de-escalation and dialogue.
is a Yemeni political analyst and project manager at the Berghof Foundation, where she focuses on strengthening inclusive local governance in Yemen. She is a recipient of Al-Jazeera Award for Youth Researchers and is the founder and first president of the Women Empowerment Club at the American University in Cairo.
is Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at ECFR. She joined ECFR following more than fifteen years with the U.S. government, most recently as Director for Syria and Lebanon with the White House National Security Council and an advisor on Syria policy with the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.