Past eventResearch Event

Friends of Yemen: Aid and Accountability

6 March 2013 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Rafat Al-Akhali, Co-Founder and Chair, Resonate! Yemen
Mohamed Murad Mutahar, Founder, Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development
Jamila Ali Raja, Founder and Manager, Consult-Yemen
Dr Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Yemen
Jamal Benomar, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, UN Envoy to Yemen
Alistair Burt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Dr Hany El Banna OBE, Founder and President, Humanitarian Forum
Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



The day before the 'Friends of Yemen' meeting in London, this event will bring together representatives from Yemeni civil society, NGOs and government to discuss what they regard to be the priorities for the meeting and Yemen’s partnership with the international community.

Foreign ministers from 35 different countries will meet on Thursday 7 March as the 'Friends of Yemen' to discuss progress in the country's political transition and the disbursement of $7.9 billion of post-conflict aid promised by international donors.

More about the Yemen Forum.

Read: Yemen Matters, Expert Comment, Leonie Northedge