Aug 13, 2020
Eman Mohammed, a 31-year-old Yemeni woman who is the sole breadwinner in her family, works, studies, takes care of her elderly parents and her brother who has a disability, and fulfills societal roles expected of her. Eman is one of the two female members in a nine-member Community Enhancement Committee (CEC) in Aden’s Ibn Albasir community. She plays an instrumental role in engaging female community members and ensuring that their issues are addressed in the committee.  “It was the hardest time in my life, to work, study, and take care of my elderly parents. But understanding my role as a CEC member under PACE (the Participatory Action for Community Enhancement model) and seeing how transparent the whole process was, I had to reach out to female community members because I was going... Read more
Apr 04, 2020
Our efforts around COVID-19 leverage strong collaborative relationships with communities and their leaders where we work to encourage positive, healthy behaviors and support local and national governments to coordinate and roll out locally-led responses. Read more about our Global capacity in preventing, mitigating and responding to outbreaks of infectious disease.    
Apr 01, 2019
By Asmaa Uqba, Reporting & Communications Officer, Global Communities Yemen During my visits to the Vocational Training institute, I encountered some trainees that caught my attention. These young people came from different villages in the Lahj governorate, which is located in the southern part of Yemen. Global Communities, through the USAID-funded Continued Recovery, Emergency Assistance, and Training Engagement in Yemen (CREATE) program, provided a chance for those trainees to learn, evolve, become empowered and challenge themselves to enter the work force with refined skills that will improve their livelihoods. Salama Saleh, is a young woman, engaged to be married soon. She was raised among three sisters and four brothers in an open-minded family. Salama is very... Read more
Aug 02, 2018
Global Communities in Yemen Global Communities has been working in Yemen since 2004 helping to empower young people and improve the educational system, as well as build the capacity of media and civil society to address and engage the public around social issues related to the rights of women and children. Read more about our current and previous program in Yemen here:   
Oct 05, 2017
Fact Sheet: WASH in Emergencies Water is essential for a range of day-to-day human needs, including consumption, hygiene and irrigation. In developing countries where clean water may already be scarce, conflicts or natural disasters can devastate water and sanitation infrastructure, and reduce people’s abilities to access this key resource. As a result, contaminated water and poor quality sanitation services can increase the prevalence of diseases and deteriorate hygiene and productivity. Global Communities’ humanitarian Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs are designed to provide immediate access to clean water and sanitation facilities, while improving hygiene practices and laying the... Read more
Feb 02, 2017
Global Communities: Committed to Assisting Refugees Global Communities’ mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Today, there are few people more vulnerable than the people affected by the Syrian conflict, the displaced within Syria, the refugees across the region and beyond, and the host communities who receive them, whose public services are stretched to breaking point. Nearby, in Yemen, there are many millions also in desperate need of humanitarian assistance as conflict engulfs that country. We are working in partnership with local NGOs and communities to alleviate human suffering across the region. Since 2014, we have been working with local partners to deliver critically-needed... Read more
Jan 09, 2017
Yemen Factsheet Global Communities has been working in Yemen since 2004 implementing humanitarian and development programs across a broad range of sectors and has continued to provide on-the-ground assistance throughout the current conflict. Programs have included providing emergency aid to communities affected by conflict; empowering young people through job skills development; improving the educational system by rehabilitating schools, training teachers and providing teaching tools; building the capacity of media and civil society organizations; and combating child labor by reducing the number of children engaged in exploitative practices. Read more here...
Dec 21, 2016
Agriculture & Food Security Programming Global Communities’ agriculture and food security programs aim to improve livelihoods through increasing agricultural production and sales and enhancing food security for the poor. Our programs target farmers and farmer groups, small and medium agricultural enterprises (SMEs), rural and urban poor, youth, the food-insecure, and other vulnerable populations enabling them to effectively pursue profitable agricultural activities and escape the cycle of poverty. Our work occurs in a variety of situations and settings, including transitional and post-conflict with IDPs and refugees. Read more about our work in agriculture and food security... Read more
Sep 30, 2016
Adapting and Sustaining Demand-Driven Training Programs: A Case Study from the Middle East While the unprecedented transitions taking place in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been greatly stimulated by the activism of youth seeking better future for themselves and their societies, the region has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. In 2012, the World Bank estimated an average unemployment rate of 22% for young men and 39% for young women. These numbers are likely to grow over the next decade, given the high number of youth entering the labor market ill-prepared for existing jobs, thus aggravating an already major challenge for local governments and the private sector. In 2013, Global... Read more
Sep 15, 2016
Global Communities: Education Portfolio Global Communities has worked in education throughout the developing world focusing on issues of access, community engagement, and empowering at-risk youth. Our education work can be organized under five main themes: 1. Vocational education to equip youth to productively participate in the economy;
2. Civic education to increase young people’s capacity to participate in democratic processes;
3. Health education to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and support of WASH to promote safe sanitation;
4. Psycho-social support to treat youth who have been exposed to trauma and violence; and
5. Construction to increase access to education. Read more about our... Read more
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