Introduction - 2pm - 2:15pm
Introduction by iReMMO and Sana’a Center representatives.
Panel 1 - 2:15pm - 4pm
The Situation on the Ground
Four years of conflict-related collapse have left more than 22 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, while multiple foreign-backed armed groups struggle for power on the ground. This panel will provide background context and updates on recent political, security, economic and humanitarian developments in Yemen.
Maged Al-Madhaghi, executive director and a co-founder of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies.
Franck Mermier, anthropologist, research officer at CNRS.
Claire Ha Duong, Médecins Sans Frontières France.
Chair : Andrea Carboni, research analyst with ACLED.
Panel 2 - 4:15pm - 6pm
"The State of Peace”: International and Local Peace Initiatives Amid Challenges
In December 2018 the UN-led peace consultations between the Yemeni government and the Houthi movement led to the Stockholm Agreement. Initially seen as a breakthrough, today most aspects of the deal remain unimplemented. This panel will discuss why, and assess other local and international peace initiatives.
Alia Eshaq, Yemeni political analyst, entrepreneur and consultant.
Osamah Al-Rawhani, deputy executive director of the Sana’a Center.
Khaled Al-Khaled, researcher on contemporary Yemen.
Chair: Clément Therme, researcher at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).