Ghaidaa Alrashidy is an assistant researcher with the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies. Her research focuses on southern Yemen, and security and social issues in southern governorates.
Alrashidy has worked for almost a decade in development programs with various international organizations, including the International Organization for Migration, Mercy Corps and Responsive Governance Project (USAID).
Following the 2015 battles in southern Yemen, Alrashidy headed the Aden 180 Initiative to assess the damage to property and infrastructure in southern governorates.
Alrashidy holds a BS in architecture and a diploma in gender studies from the University of Aden. She is currently master’s candidate in urbanism at the Lebanese University in Beirut.