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Project ID:00083753Description:PBF/IRF-56 National Dialogue
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 10 Aug 2012
PBF Immediate Response
End Date*: 31 Dec 2014
Country: Yemen Project Status: Operationally Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Project Description:

This project will support the government and all stakeholders throughout the preparatory phase for the National Dialogue Conference in order to allow for a dialogue process that is inclusive, transparent, and participatory as provided for in the political Transition Agreement signed in Riyadh on 23 November.

PBF Priority Area:

1: Support to Implementation of Peace Agreements and Political Dialogue.

2: Promote Coexistence and Peaceful Resolution of Conflict.

3: National reconciliation process and democratic values are strengthened through public awareness and enhanced access to the national dialogue.

PBF Outcome:

1: The Implementation of the Transition Agreement is advanced through the organization of an inclusive, transparent, meaningful and participatory National Dialogue Conference, shaping the peaceful future of Yemen.

2: Yemenis, in particular, the women’s groups, civil society, adolescents, and IDPS are empowered to engage & participate effectively in peace-building efforts through the national dialogue processes.

3: Public at large is able to access information on the dialogue process and provide inputs into the debate.

Key Project Activities:

1: Establishment of a Preparatory Committee and a supporting Secretariat; Based on the outcome of the preparatory phase, support the establishment of a National Dialogue Conference Secretariat.

2: Provide training courses to CSOs to enhance their participation in democratic processes, on rights, leadership & negotiation skills, and on strategic communication & advocacy; Civil Society organizations will be supported to organize their cluster consultation processes at local level including facilitation to select their representative to the Conference; Women/women’s groups receive trainings on the models of participation in democratic processes, on rights, leadership & negotiation skills, and on strategic communication & advocacy; Facilitate the participation of women’s organizations to the National Dialogue Conference to discuss how to address gender inequalities and disparities which have prevented women from fully participating in the political process; Facilitate the structured discussion of issues relating to displacement, to the adoption of legal and other means to strengthen the protection and rights of IDPs, and to durable solutions to displacement; Provide Support to conduct an “Adolescents Conference” prior to the national dialogue with wide range of consultations and activities at local, regional and national levels with a focus on child rights and protection, transitional justice, equity, peace and reconciliation.

3: A plan for a public information campaign is developed by the Preparatory Committee; Assist the Secretariats of the Preparatory Committee and the National Dialogue Conference to launch and carry out public communications about the dialogue and transition process to build confidence and increase public participation; Training media teams to conduct outreach and carry out the campaign. The team would be equipped with material to support the preliminary consultations among stakeholders with input from the public. The media team would provide the Secretariat with results of the media campaign and outreach surrounding the consultations.

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