Enhancing Social Cohesion and Resilience through Insider Mediators in Al-Hodeidah

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In partnership with Search for Common Ground and during the period 22 December 2016 - 9 January 2017, two conflict scans have been conducted in the districts of Zabeed and Bait Al-Faqeeh in Al-Hodeidah.

The objective of the conflict scans is to identify the main local-level conflict issues, and identify conflict drivers, impacts, conflict dynamics, potential solutions and resources for peace. The conflict scans are conducted by Insider Mediators (IMs) who used the conflict scan data collection tool to collect information from the conflict scans. Seventeen community meetings were held in Bait Al-Faqeeh while thirteen meetings were held in Zabeed. 591 community members, 25% were female, have attended the meetings.

Conflict scans have targeted areas that are heavily populated, areas characterized to have conflicts and areas relatively accessible and safe.

Insider Mediators have had an advanced training on dialogue design, mediation and conflict analysis. Moreover, direct support was given to IMs during the implementation of the conflict scans whose findings would be compiled to develop a comprehensive Conflict Scan Report. Based on the analysis, insider mediators will convene a number of informal dialogue sessions at local level to assess drivers of conflicts, the level of community capacity available and the measures required to address causes of conflicts.

The conflict scans are part of the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen Programme (ERRY), a three-year joint programme funded by the European Union and implemented by FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP, to enhance the resilience and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities of Yemen.

The project aims to equip the communities with the necessary skills and tools to raise awareness of local sources of tension and conflict in rural areas, and empower local communities to establish sustainable system for both short- and long-term conflict management in the targeted areas.

To read more about UNDP Yemen’s work during the ongoing conflict, click here.

Programme Officer For additional information, please contact Khaled Magead Mobile: 00967-712222320 Email:

or Abdulkareem Alsabri, Communication Officer Mobile: +967 712222308, Email: