Yemen Responsive Governance Project
Social sector networks helping citizens engage with government, especially women and youth.
More inclusive governance so all voices are heard and basic services such as education and health care are provided
We worked in both northern and southern Yemen.
Training emerging leaders, capacity building for civil society organizations, network building for the social sector.
Hopes for a peaceful democratic transition, and more inclusive government were raised through the National Dialogue process and other efforts surrounding constitutional reform. Unfortunately, deteriorating security conditions in the country required Counterpart to leave the country in the spring of 2015.
For more than four years, the Yemen Responsive Governance Project strengthened the capacity of civil society organizations and helped citizens – especially women – engage peacefully and productively with government. We worked directly with key government ministries to help them better respond to public needs, even amid political turmoil. We also helped the people of Yemen, especially women, youth and other marginalized populations, build networks and work together to ensure their voices were heard.
Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Collaborators: Civil Society Network (CSN); the Women’s Independent Network (WIN) and the Yemeni Independent Youth Network (YIYN)