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Amman – The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and the Government of the Netherlands signed a four-year strategic partnership project on June 9, titled “Supporting a Localized, Inclusive and Sustainable Peace in Yemen”.

The project aims to enhance localization of the peace process through advancing an inclusive, gendered and bottom-up approach that focuses on providing policy platforms to Yemenis, building local capacities and influencing decisions at the local, national and international levels, thus contributing to the UN-led peace process.

Over the next four years, the Sana’a Center will invest further in youth and civil society Track II initiatives that complement official diplomatic efforts, channel support for new initiatives and organizations, and work on building a new generation of Yemeni analysts. It will also create a peace incubator to provide expertise for the public and policy-makers on various issues and files related to the peace process in Yemen.

“We are very excited to build on our previous experiences and efforts via this new program, which comes at a time of strategic growth for the Sana’a Center, having this week opened a regional office in Amman to help expand and facilitate our regional presence and operations,” said Maged Al-Madhaji, Executive Director of the Sana’a Center.

“Since 2017, we have had a strategic partnership with the Government of the Netherlands that demonstrates their commitment to the idea of localization in Yemen. We will expand the current pool of support for local organizations to channel further support and pass forward our model to Yemeni organizations,” added Al-Madhaji.

The Dutch Ambassador to Yemen, Peter Derrek Hof, said: “with our renewed and strengthened partnership with the Sana’a Center, we aim to contribute to a just and inclusive peace process with meaningful participation of women, youth and civil society actors.”

About the Sana’a Center:

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, economic, security and social developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally and internationally.

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