Mapping Security Governance in Yemen

Duration: April 2020 – May 2021

The objective of this research project is to map local security structures in al-Hudayda, Ta’iz and Aden with the goal of formulating recommendations on transitional security governance in support of the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen. We seek to determine whether and how existing institutions can contribute to the implementation of both local agreements as well as a comprehensive peace or ceasefire agreement. This project is implemented in partnership with the Yemen Polling Center (YPC) and funded through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPS) of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

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Research Cooperation on Peacebuilding in Yemen

Duration: February 2019 – January 2020

This project seeks to develop the capacities of Yemeni and international researchers and organizations in researching and advising on peacebuilding in Yemen. In its framework, an introductory paper on peace requirements in Yemen as well as five policy briefs, each resulting from a Yemeni-international research partnership, on the role of the following actors in peacebuilding in Yemen will be developed and published: civil society, women, youth, media and the private sector. This project is implemented on behalf of GIZ.

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Academic Approaches to Peacebuilding and State Building in Yemen

Duration: March 2016 – December 2018

CARPO is partner in a project on ‘Academic Approaches to Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Yemen’ at the University of Bonn, together with the Gender-Development Research & Studies Center at the University of Sanaa. The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service in the framework of its Transformation Partnership.

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Addressing Security Sector Reform in Yemen – Challenges and Opportunities for Intervention during and post-Conflict

Duration: December 2016 – November 2017

The Regional Office Gulf States of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and CARPO are jointly organizing the conference ‘Addressing Security Sector Reform in Yemen. Challenges and Opportunities for Intervention during and post-Conflict’ from April 03-05 2017 at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The aim of this conference is to bring together distinguished experts and practitioners from Yemen and the region as well as from Europe and the United States in order to discuss lessons learned from previous attempts at SSR in Yemen.

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Enhancing Women’s Role in Peace and Security

Duration: July 2016 – June 2017

From July 2016 to June 2017, CARPO implemented the research project ‘Enhancing Women’s Role in Peace and Security’ in Yemen in cooperation with Saferworld and the Yemen Polling Center. The aim of the research, was to provide sound knowledge on issues around women and peace-building in Yemen during conflict.

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Dawla Madaniyya – A Future for the Civil State in the Arab World?

Academic Workshop at the University of Cologne, 19 – 20 January 2015

CARPO organized this workshop in cooperation with Laila Al-Zwaini (Re:Orient) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf (Seminar for Oriental Studies, University of Cologne) in order to discuss with accepted participants the historical roots, notions and visions, as well as future prospects of and for the concept dawla madaniyya (usually translated as ‘civil state’ or ‘civic state’) in the Arab world.

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