The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and the Government of Switzerland have signed a two-year strategic partnership to study the interrelation between the humanitarian aid response in Yemen and economic dynamics in the country.
As part of the program, the Sana’a Center will create dialogue platforms bringing together local, regional, and international humanitarian and economic stakeholders in Yemen to exchange ideas, discuss Yemen’s most important issues, and develop policy recommendations to solve them.
Along with development and economic experts, the project will also bring women and youth voices into the discussions and research on the aid-economy nexus in acknowledgment of the need to promote female and youth perspectives on socio-economic, development and economic-related peace-building issues.
“With many international efforts on Yemen currently focused on political, military and security tracks, the Sana’a Center’s partnership with Switzerland places renewed emphasis on the country’s economic and social challenges,” said Maged al-Madhaji, Executive Director of the Sana’a Center. “This work is critical to mitigating the high economic costs the conflict has imposed on Yemen, and efforts to improve Yemenis’ quality of life.”
Al-Madhaji added that the partnership would build on the comprehensive research carried out by the Sana’a Center over the past two years regarding humanitarian relief operations in Yemen and will contribute to efforts pushing for greater transparency and accountability in the aid response.
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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