The Yemeni International Development Agency concluded the “Partners for Yemen” conference in Istanbul on Thursday, July 27, 2023. The conference brought together more than 227 international and local organizations, entities, and prominent individuals involved in humanitarian and development work from various countries, including Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United States, the United Kingdom, Algeria, France, Germany, Canada, Jordan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The “Partners for Yemen” conference, held over two days on July 26 and 27, was sponsored by several partners and institutions, including the World Islamic Charity Organization (Kuwait), World Humanitarian Action, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), Tawakkol Karman Foundation, Humanitarian Access Organization, and the Charitable Development Association (Kuwait), and the Union of Civil Society Organizations in the Islamic World.
The conference was attended by prominent figures from the official side representing the Yemeni Republic, including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training, and the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Turkey. Non-official participants represented notable international institutions in humanitarian work.
The conference addressed various issues related to the humanitarian situation in Yemen, aiming to shed light on the current humanitarian situation, the damages caused by the war, and its impacts on Yemen’s present and future. It focused on education and the humanitarian situation, emphasizing emergency responses to Yemen, urgent and essential humanitarian projects in the short and medium term.
The conference extensively discussed education as a crucial aspect, covering topics such as the Yemeni education crisis, solutions, the reality of education for the most vulnerable groups in Yemen, Yemeni education as a development incubator, and notable humanitarian contributions to education in Yemen.
On the humanitarian front, the conference discussed the role of non-governmental organizations in Yemen’s development, the future of humanitarian work in Yemen, and the dimensions and challenges of international humanitarian work in the future.
The conference concluded by highlighting the symbols and pioneers of humanitarian work in Yemen in appreciation of their efforts. It also reviewed the closing statement and recommendations based on the workshops held during the conference’s proceedings.