(SANA’A, YEMEN) – January 17, 2020
The Sana’a Center is pleased to announce that prominent Yemeni analyst and researcher, Abdulghani Al-Iryani, has joined the Center’s team as a senior researcher as of January 2020. With more than three decades of political and development research experience, Al-Iryani’s work will focus on the peace process, conflict analysis and transformations of the Yemeni state.
Prior to joining the Sana’a Center, Al-Iryani worked with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY) and with the United Nations Development Programme’s mission in Hudaydah. He has conducted research on constitutional reform, anti-corruption, governance, government capacity, state-building, and conflict management and resolution as well as on social and economic development since the 1980s.
Al-Iryani noted that the “Sana’a Center has distinguished itself as a producer of excellent research and a unique platform for debating Yemen’s issues. I am honored to join its energetic and dedicated team of young researchers. Together, I hope we will do our small part in advancing the peace process and making the difficult choices involved in restructuring the Yemeni state.”
“We feel exceptionally lucky and strengthened by an exceptional mind like Mr. Al-Iryani, who offers a rare insight into the experience of the Yemeni people combined with a deep knowledge of the social and political memory of the country,” said Sana’a Center Executive Director Maged Al-Madhaji.
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, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.