Osamah Al Rawhani is the deputy executive director of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. He is an expert in the field of peace and conflict resolution, and has worked to advance community development and civic participation in Yemen through numerous initiatives, programs and civil society organizations.
For the past decade, Al Rawhani has been actively engaged in peace efforts in Yemen. He currently leads several track 1.5 and track II initiatives that bring together Yemeni actors from political parties, tribal groups, local leaders, and economic stakeholders. He was heavily involved in initiatives to build peace and advance community engagement and citizen participation in the country’s political transition process after the 2011 uprising.
As a researcher, Al Rawhani’s work focuses on issues related to rebuilding states and post-conflict peace-building. He is a regular commentator on Yemeni affairs for Arabic and English media such as Al-Jazeera and BBC Arabic, among others.
He is a Chevening alumnus and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.