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  • Biometric Voter Registration Kit Testing Provides Glimpse into Future of Elections in Yemen

    SANAA, YEMEN – Standing in a neat little row, only slightly mangled and disorganized near its tail end, 10 small boys glared into the sun on Sunday by a single voter registration centre, each tugging on each other’s shirt bottoms, flipping empty water bottles, and generally being what they knew best to be –boys.

  • Brings Life Back To a School in her Community, Mona, an Insider Mediator.
    Jul 24, 2017

    In Al-Madan village, of Zabid district, a serious conflict had impacted on the young generation’s right to access to education especially for girls in that district. A disagreement has been raised between one of female public school’s administration and students’ parents over the need for payment of a monthly transportation allowance for volunteer female teachers due to the lack of female teachers hired by the ministry of education. The female volunteers requested a monthly contribution from the parents to cover only their transportation cost (daily commuting from Zabid to the school and back), and the parents were paying their contribution for the continual of their daughters’ education process.

  • In Lahj, Village Cooperative Council (VCC) paving road for the community
    Oct 1, 2017

    Lesha’ab, is a 112-household village located at Habil Jabr District in Lahj Governorate, the neglected mountainous road made the access to village difficult and this was affecting the villagers negatively making it difficult to access to nearby town market and services. It is a hard life that communities are facing in Lesha’ab and other nearby villages due to the rough road which dramatically deteriorates by flash floods and inability to maintain due to the current situation. As a result, some families leave their home and move to rented accommodation in close-by towns to get easy access to services and employment.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts

    The UNDP Country Office presented two innovative approaches for employment generation –the 3x6 approach- and capacity development in transitional settings –the Emergency Capacity Development Facility- at the last Regional RBAS Cluster Meeting, organized in Amman Jordan, between 7th and 11th April 2013 with the participation of the UNDP Administrator, senior RBAS staff and representatives of country offices from the region.

  • Our Home cannot be the Battleground!’ – Women-led initiative to prevent violence

    During the Advanced Training of Trainers on conflict resolution and mediation jointly conducted by UNDP Yemen and Partners Yemen in Lahj governorate, Nusiaba from Tuban district in Lahj Governorate shared her unforgettable experience of violence prevention back in April 2015. Since then, Nusiaba has actively involved in conflict or disputes resolution, mediation and negotiation in her areas, grasped every opportunity to further enhance her skills, and encouraged other female member of her area and community to follow her path.

  • Solar Energy, Always Healthy
    Aug 7, 2017

    Four years of no electricity supplies has turned people’s life in Yemen upside down. Therefore, the incredible hunger for electricity makes you think that life revolves around the search for energy and little else.

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