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.