Yemen Community-based Conflict Mitigation


Yemen Community-based Conflict Mitigation

Marib, Al Baydha, Shabwa, Al-Jawf, Aden, Taiz, Lahj, Abyan,-

The Yemen Community-based Conflict Mitigation Project (YCCM), implemented in two phases 2010-2012 and 2013-2015. The Project worked to mitigate conflicts around resources and institutions in governorates throughout Yemen by engaging tribal leaders, youth, women, and other prominent government and social figures. With co-funding from European Commission and British Government, Partners Yemen was able to help establish 20 sustainable local commissions in 16 local districts in the tribal areas of Mareb, Aljwaf, Shabwa and Albaidha. The Project helped local leaders including tribal leaders, youth, women, civil society, work with local councils and local government to resolve at least 30 local conflicts over development services and natural resources. These individuals have learned how to collaborate and come up with creative solutions to long-standing social conflicts, such as those related to water distribution, access to educational and health services, and disagreements between corporations and communities. 41 community facilitators trained from Shabwa, Lahj, Aden Abyan, Taiz, Mareb, Aljawf and Albaidha. 200 individuals Community Mediators(CM) reached at district level and trained on community-based conflict assessment and analysis techniques in order to serve as Community Mediators (CMs). 27 communities’ committees established by CMs to address conflict over land-related issues, resources, educational, health facilities and conflict between corporations and local communities, 27 Community’s Dialogues implemented at the districts level, 2800 community members engaged to discuss negative impacts of conflict on their communities and to reach out and build consensus among community members around priority issues, 30 cases identified and resolved, 17 Small Grants implemented and one (1) conflict sensitivity development manual was developed.