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  • Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges ahead
    May 7, 2016

    Bassin Yasslam and his family were amongst more than 190,000 people who fled Abyan in 2011. He explained “We were guilty of nothing except living in the wrong place”.

  • The Tangible Dialogue : UNDP-Yemen Governance Team is Turning Perceptions into the Palpable
    May 7, 2016

    Inside the five-star Movenpick Hotel Sanaa, in its large spacious halls, and vast marbled floors, some 565 delegates of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference are attempting to turn a intangible dialogue about the nation’s most serious issues into a tangible – namely a new constitution.

  • The Struggle for Enfranchising Women for Yemeni Elections
    May 7, 2016

    Elham Sarhan wears a badge of courage underneath her hijab. A small bump sits atop her forehead. It is a scar that is indicative of the reality faced by women here in Yemen, and the conviction that Mrs. Sarhan brings to her work as head of the Women’s Unit at the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts
    May 7, 2016

    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.

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  • Biometric Voter Registration Kit Testing Provides Glimpse into Future of Elections in Yemen
    May 7, 2016

    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.

  • Revival of People’s Livelihood
    May 7, 2016

    A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.

  • Women fight unemployment and shake gender stereotypes through painting
    May 7, 2016

    At the far corner of the rigid walls of the 7 of July Girls School, 17 young women with blue jackets painting diligently these walls. Young women are engaged in a two-months painting activity and they are paid on a daily basis as part of a new approach called “3x6””, launched by the GoY through its Youth Economic Empowerment Project with support from UNDP and the Government of Japan, which aims to create sustainable employment.

  • Helping young Yemenis fight unemployment
    May 7, 2016

    Taiz, Yemen — Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts
    May 7, 2016

    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.

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