Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue Project (LEAD)


Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue Project (LEAD)

Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Hodaidah, Shabwa, Lahj, Abyan, Ibb,-

Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD) provides support for Yemeni CSOs during the former political transition and beyond, to engage by establishing mechanisms for citizen outreach, advocacy for citizens’s rights; providing education on transitional priorities; and integrating citizen’s demands into the constitutional process and legislative efforts. LEAD also assists CSOs in the quest for government accountability, transparency, and responsiveness to the needs of Yemeni citizens, and serving as a channel into government decisions and legislative process, where it has engaged directly     with     the     transitional government   around   the   National   Dialogue   and Constitutional reform processes. 27 local civil society organization received the training, designed and implemented issue-based advocacy campaigns, 4,680 Yemeni citizens participated and reached out through public forums and community dialogues, 79 public forums conducted to shape the National Dialogue process and influence decision-makers, 10 youth local counsel established, 46 agenda-setting dialogues designed and implemented. LEAD project developed two (2) manuals, one for the facilitation skills and the other one for the advocacy.