The German-Yemeni Centre for Peace and Development aims to provide high-quality, safe, and comprehensive education to empower girls in Yemen. Currently, there is a significant gender gap in education due to cultural factors, early marriage, gender discrimination, and poverty. The ongoing war exacerbates the situation, with 5 million children in urgent need of education and 2 million children, mostly girls, permanently out of school. The center seeks to address this by providing technical and vocational training, necessary supplies, and support to government institutions. Their objective is to increase the number of girls attending school in Yemen, with specific targets for improving access, teacher training, and support for vocational education.
The Yemeni-German Center for Peace and Development focuses on developing a governance and peacebuilding strategy in Yemen. The strategy aims to improve the quality of governance by promoting equality, stability, and a decision-making process free from negative regional and international influences. The center recognizes that good governance is crucial for economic growth and development, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region. Yemen’s governance situation requires regional and international support to strengthen democratic governance, peacebuilding, and the implementation of rights based on accountability, transparency, inclusion, and participation. The center aims to update administrative regulations, develop institutions, and promote digitalization. It also prioritizes building administrative capacities for leaders in conflict areas and fostering formal and informal accountability through the involvement of official institutions and civil society organizations. The objective is to apply governance principles to enhance opportunities for peace and development in Yemen.
The Peacebuilding Strategy aims to address the effects of ongoing wars and conflicts in the Middle East and Arab countries by promoting peaceful coexistence and rejecting regionalism, racism, and sectarianism. The strategy emphasizes the need for programmatic intervention through peace-building projects to create a society that rejects violence, extremism, and the culture of hatred. The objectives include promoting a culture of peace in schools and universities through awareness campaigns and strengthening the capabilities of the media in promoting peace and community coexistence. The strategy targets the training and rehabilitation of youth, activists, media professionals, and leaders of media organizations. The overall goal is to create conditions for social coexistence and a society that upholds peace, rejects violence, extremism, regionalism, and hatred.
The Health Strategy aims to address the healthcare challenges in Yemen, particularly in rural areas. Due to the lack of a compulsory health insurance law, Yemeni citizens and foreign residents do not have universal health insurance coverage. The ongoing war, the collapse of the health system, and the departure of medical professionals have further exacerbated the healthcare situation in the country. The German-Yemeni Center for Peace and Development seeks to alleviate the suffering of citizens by rehabilitating out-of-service health centers and providing educational courses for healthcare employees and community members. The strategy includes promoting health awareness in rural areas, rehabilitating health facilities, and supporting the operation of existing health centers. The key performance indicators include the number of people participating in health awareness programs, the number of rehabilitated health centers, and the number of pregnant women, lactating women, and children receiving healthcare in supported centers. The overarching objective is to improve healthcare in rural areas of Yemen.