Strengthening the Role of Youth ‎in Cross-Tribal Conflicts Project


Strengthening the Role of Youth ‎in Cross-Tribal Conflicts Project


The Strengthening the Role of Youth in Cross-Tribal Conflicts project is funded by the Berghof Foundation and implemented during the period March 2014 to January 2015. The project aimed to develop a coeducational cross-tribal youth council, led by women, that fosters non-violent strategies and approaches to local peacebuilding efforts; and empower young women to serve as agents of conflict transformation and to become actively engaged as motivated peacebuilders. Partners equipped young men and women with effective tools to interact with their district local councils and tribal leadership to advocate for local youth issues; provide conflict prevention and problem solving training and serve as peer-to-peer conflict mediators among youth (15 Youth trained and established Youth Local Council in Khormaksar), the council then targeted 50 other peer youth. Youth council conducted 3 advocacy campaigns, such cleaning and painting Khormakasar streets, organizing traffic, and the process of receiving salaries in the post office and conducted several meetings with Khormaksar local authority to advocate for youth district issues. The objective of this Project is help youth (particularly women) in Yemen realize their potential in becoming conflict mediators, advocates and active leaders.  Youth were trained on Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Strategic Planning, Advocacy, Coalition Building, Teambuilding, Communication, Networking, Fundraising, Public Speaking and Participatory Planning.  The Project developed The Youth Council Initiative for Peace, a youth council consisting of 12 active young men and women in Khormakser, Aden.