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Ottawa, Canada (November 04, 2014)   


Chargé d’affaires, Dr Ahmed Al-Emad had the opportunity to meet in early November with Rupak Chattopadhyay of the Forum of Federations in Ottawa.

Mr Chattopadhyay is the CEO of this organization, whose project, Supporting the National Dialogue Conference and the Consolidation of Democracy in Yemen, was implemented in Yemen under the auspices of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Recent visits by Forum of Federations’ delegates during the National Dialogue Conference were extremely well-received at the highest level of the Yemeni government and it was clearly apparent that the extensive discussions conducted were of crucial benefit, providing uniquely valuable perspective on necessary collaborative means to achieve political, social and economic goals.

As a result of this success, the Forum of Federations will be opening an office in Sana’a in order that Yemen will continue to benefit from this organization’s great wisdom, during this critical time in its ongoing transition, and provide further contributions to the final draft of the Constitution and the cohesive and harmonious road-map for the future of Yemen.

The new project proposed to be undertaken by the Forum of Federation’s Sana’a office is entitled: Supporting the NDC Outcomes Campaign in Yemen. Its impetus will be focused on training in the areas of political concept of democracy and federalism at multiple levels of society: key stakeholders with influence on Constitution design and implementation of the NDC outcomes; those involved in local capacity training; and those citizens inhabiting rural areas who wish to realize their political rights.

This program will be implemented over a 16-18 month period and will also be implemented under the generous auspices of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

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