Yemen Rapid Response Support Project (Y2RS)


Yemen Rapid Response Support Project (Y2RS)

Taiz, Marib, Al-Dhalea,-

Yemen Rapid Response Support (Y2RS) is Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) funded project implemented from October 2018 to October 2021. The Y2RS Project aimed to strengthen political stability and security in strategic locations to support UN-brokered political solution to the Yemeni conflict. Informed by lessons from the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR), Partners Yemen identified enforcement of subnational political agreements, community-level stabilization frameworks, and a rapid response mechanism as key elements to support high-level diplomatic success. Y2RS works to build the capacity of local authorities and CSOs to collaboratively lead future stabilization efforts. By providing tangible improvements to Yemenis’ daily lives through locally-prioritized projects, Y2RS enhances the sustainability of peace agreements by engaging local civil society, governance, and media actors through practical actions. The project improved the capacity of local CSOs to monitor ceasefires and local sub agreements; and established a rapid response mechanism linking diplomatic progress to the community level.

The project was delivered in the key frontline governorates of Taiz, Marib, and al-Dhalea and achieved several key accomplishments. Four (4) ceasefire monitoring and civilian protection teams established in frontline governorates, three (3) good governance working group established, 45 senior local authority officials trained, 15 local dialogues conducted on service delivery challenges and improving coordination amongst governance actors, contributing to improving the living conditions of an estimated 1.10 million community members, improved community confidence towards local authorities, with 66.2%, four (4) in-person community engagement activities and publication of 15 videos and two-hundred and ten (210) radio spots to raise awareness on community responsibility to mitigate environmental change.