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Musaed Aklan

Musaed Aklan is a Senior Researcher at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies focused on water, the environment, and climate change. He holds a Master’s in Integrated Water Resources Management from Cologne University in Germany, and a double PhD in Water Resources Management from IHE-Delft and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has worked with INGOs and international institutions as a lead researcher and consultant in the field of water and the environment.

Musaed's latest contributions

The Impact of Flooding on Agricultural Communities in Yemen

March 21, 2024
Yemen's agricultural communities face a perfect storm of growing ecological threats amid protracted conflict. Flash floods destroy farms, crops, and irrigation systems. Late rains risk drowning … Read more

Cultivating an Equitable Recovery: A Political Ecology Approach to Agricultural Interventions in Yemen

December 31, 2023
Yemen faces grave ecological risks and agricultural challenges that imperil its long-term stability if left inadequately addressed. The multi-disciplinary analytical framework of political ecology – … Read more

Cyclone Tej Undescores Yemen’s Climate Crisis Ahead of COP 28

November 20, 2023
Cyclone Tej struck Yemen in the last week of October, ripping through the archipelago of Socotra, making landfall in the governorate of Al-Mahra, and wreaking havoc in Hadramawt, Shabwa, and … Read more

Extreme Weather and the Role of Early Warning Systems in Yemen: Al-Mahra as a Case Study

August 3, 2023
Yemen’s growing vulnerability to extreme weather events due to climate change is increasingly evident throughout the country. Al-Mahra, Yemen’s easternmost governorate, has witnessed an increasing … Read more

Saudi-Houthi Talks Sow Cracks in Coalition – The Yemen Review, January and February 2023

March 10, 2023
Ongoing bilateral talks between Saudi Arabia and the armed Houthi movement have renewed optimism that a negotiated political settlement in Yemen might yet be possible. But the talks are an … Read more