Nadwa Al-Dawsari

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Nadwa Al-Dawsari is a researcher, conflict specialist, and civil society leader with over 15 years of experience working in the field of conflict management and civil society development in Yemen. She is an expert on tribes and tribal conflict resolution systems, and a pioneer in designing and implementing innovative, cultural-specific conflict-sensitive programs. Ms. Al-Dawsari led the implementation of programs in remote tribal areas while working directly with tribal leaders, religious leaders, civil society organizations, women, youth groups, and local authorities to help promote the culture of conflict management and conflict-sensitive development in Yemen. Since 2008, she conducted field research and published reports and policy papers on issues related to formal and informal governance, local security and justice, tribes, and Al-Qaeda in Yemen. She is the founder and former executive director of Partners Yemen, the local affiliate center of Partners Global. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a member of the Institute of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network.

Ms. Al-Dawsari received her master’s degree in development studies from the University of Leeds. She received the US Department of State’s 2004 H.H. Humphrey Fellowship and the British Council’s 2001 Chevening Scholarship and the International Visitors Leadership Program’s (IVLP) Golden Start award.

Last Updated: February 2016