28. September 2022

Where next for peacebuilding in Yemen

Reflections from a decade of political dialogue support

This year has witnessed significant shifts in the conflict in Yemen. A truce between Yemen’s internationally recognised government and Ansar Allah brokered by the United Nations in April is holding, resulting in the longest period of relative calm since the conflict began over seven years ago. President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who had been in posit for over a decade, transferred power to the newly established Presidential Leadership Council (PLC), following the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) conference in Riyadh. Several visits by diplomats over recent months to Yemen also provided potential promise to the peace process, however, many questions remain.

2022 also marks a decade of partnership between the Political Development Forum Yemen (PDF-Yemen) and the Berghof Foundation, who have been working together since 2012 to support political dialogue among Yemeni actors from across the country. The Berghof Foundation would like to invite you for an expert discussion on analysing the lessons learnt from this ten-year-long engagement throughout the different stages of the Yemeni peace and dialogue processes and asking what the future holds for Yemen.

Welcome remarks and moderation by Philip Holzapfel, German Federal Foreign Office.


  • Maeen Al Obeidi, Local Coordinator, PDF-Yemen
  • Ali Saif Hassan, Director, PDF-Yemen
  • Oliver Wils, Head of Department, MENA & Yemen Regional Peace Support, Berghof Foundation
  • Roxaneh Bazergan, Head of the Sanaa Office, UN OSESGY (TBC)

Moderated by: Nadia Al Kawkabani, Programme Manager, PDF-Yemen, and Sonja Neuweiler, MENA & Yemen Regional Peace Support, Berghof Foundation.

This event will take place in Arabic and English with simultaneous translation.