The conflict in Yemen has lasted for years, leaving socio-economic life underdeveloped. RRD and ZOA noted two things:
- Civil society organisations have always played a key role both in recovery and in peace building in Yemen.
- There is an opportunity for youth and women to participate in peace-building processes and rebuilding their societies, as they represent the largest and most important groups in society.
Based on these two findings, RRD and ZOA created a two-year programme to support both CSOs and youth to contribute to development in Yemen. Multiple activities are organized. This includes trainings of CSOs and a competitive grant-programme for youth. The grant programme and further coaching leads the youth to set-up of micro-businesses.