Duration: November 2018 – September 2021
Funded by: USAID – Subcontractor to Global Communities
Mitigating conflict in Yemen constitutes a major humanitarian and development challenge. Partners for Good, under a sub-contract from Global Communities, is promoting inclusive, community-led development planning and programming. In this project, PfG is leading the transfer of techniques, mechanisms and methods of Participatory Action for Community Enhancement (PACE) model, developed by Global Communities, to identify and implement service delivery and conflict mitigation projects. To achieve this, PfG is building the capacity of formal and informal local leaders in Yemen, organizations, and networks to serve as neutral arbitrators and peace builders that can meet community, and constituent needs that will serve to reduce localized conflicts, and provide stability.
PfG is supporting local groups in Yemen by:
- Building Communities’ capacity to drive their own development by strengthening social capital
- Supporting Community leaders to facilitate shared understanding of key stressors and threats to community well-being
- Monitoring and responding through a dialogue-based approach
These PACE approaches and key community stabilization, cohesion and engagement approaches were tailored for a post-conflict setting to assist capabilities of fragmented and embattled communities to work together, learn how to overcome conflict stressors and plan
together for a more stable, prosperous and inclusive future.
To embed this within the supported beneficiaries, PfG conducted:
- Direct trainings
- Technical assistance
- Project support
- Design and develop a PACE manual specific to Yemen