Osamah Al-Rawhani

About Osamah

Osamah al-Rawhani is the deputy executive director of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. For the past decade, al-Rawhani has been advancing community development and civic participation in Yemen through numerous initiatives, programs and civil society organizations. Currently, he is co-head of the Rethinking Yemen’s Economy initiative, a track II project implemented by the Sana’a Center, Deeproot Consulting and CARPO. He also manages the track II peace building and strategic thinking program implemented by the Sana’a Center and Oxford Research Group, among other programs.

For six years he was program manager with the National Democratic Institute in Yemen, and following the 2011 uprising was heavy involved in initiatives to advance community engagement and citizen participation in the country’s political transition process.

He has a master’s degree in public policy from the School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

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Redefining What Peace in Yemen Means and How to Achieve it

Yemenis are losing hope that the warring parties are capable of reaching a peace agreement that can pave the way for a new political transition proces…

Houthi Coronavirus Coverup Unleashes Death, Suffering as Yemen Marks Eid

The COVID-19 virus is rapidly spreading in northern Yemen and the response of Houthi authorities – to publicly deny this reality and silence those who…

Transitional Government in Post-Conflict Yemen

By: Rafat Al-Akhali, Osamah Al-Rawhani, Anthony Biswell This policy brief offers recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of governance in …

The Need to Build State Legitimacy in Yemen

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has severely strained state legitimacy in the country. Legitimacy, a key component of state sovereignty, reflect…

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