Search for Common Ground
POSTPONED: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation in Yemen
This event has been postponed until further notice.
Search for Common Ground will host an informal discussion with Yemen Country Director Shoqi Maktary.
Since 2010 and throughout the ongoing conflict, Search-Yemen has implemented a series of innovative and effective conflict transformation projects that encourage dialogue and social cohesion across all segments of the population. These projects focus on child protection, youth resilience to violence, local mediator training, women’s leadership in peacebuilding, and conflict-sensitive humanitarian programming.
Search-Yemen’s Country Director Mr. Maktary, a conflict-sensitivity expert and Yemeni national, will be sharing security, programming, and operational updates directly from the field, and will present Search’s peacebuilding work in-country. The format will be informal to encourage an in-depth discussion and exchange following the short presentation.
Lessons from Land Programming in the Great Lakes Region
The Knowledge Platform for Security and the Rule of Law in collaboration with Search for Common Ground will organize an Expert Meeting on:
In the Great Lakes Region, land is at the center of people’s livelihoods and identity. Land scarcity and ownership are key drivers of violent conflict in the area, often mitigated by local mediation mechanisms. This meeting will invite land experts – including policy-makers, practitioners and academics – to reflect on and exchange successful and less successful approaches to addressing land issues in this fragile region. To do that, participants will share lessons from their land programming, with a view to informing and improving future policies and programs.
Speakers will include Gemma van der Haar of WUR and Floride Ahitungiye of Search for Common Ground, with more to be confirmed.