The Yemen Peace Forum initiative is a track II youth and civil society platform facilitated by the Sana’a Center and Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’. This interactive initiative seeks to both invest in building and empowering the next generation of Yemeni youth and civil society actors and to engage them in critical national issues. Building on the Sana’a Center’s core goal of producing knowledge by local voices, this initiative seeks to develop and invest in young policy analysts and writers across Yemen.
Through this two-year initiative, the Center will build the capacity of dozens of youth and civil society representatives from across Yemen focusing on key topics and regions. Capitalizing on its strong network, the Sana’a Center will also create various platforms and hubs for national and marginalized local voices and initiatives in Yemen and the diaspora to influence policies and shape narratives at all levels.
To influence policy- and decision-making, the Center will link these groups and their peacebuilding efforts with the UN-led peace process, political processes, local, regional, and international stakeholders, and the media.