YPC News   •   April 21, 2019

Between April 14 and 19,  2019, the Yemen Polling Center held a series of workshops at its headquarters in Taiz on approaches to assessing local security. The workshops are part of the project “Re-building Peace and Security in Yemen” implemented by YPC support of the European Union’s Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace (ICSP).

One of the workshops brought together YPC’s fieldwork supervisors, as well as members of their teams from all of Yemen. The workshop was organized in preparation of a nationwide representative survey on security perceptions, and to train the researchers on institutional assessment.

Training is to prepare the researchers to conduct high-quality training, while at the same time safeguarding their own and their team’s personal security. Special emphasis was placed on the institutional assessment component of the project, as YPC supervisors act as security experts of their respective governorates. They consult YPC researchers on their work and provide their expertise to improve research outputs. With the additional training on institutional assessment, the supervisors can increase their role as exports and better assess institutional capacities of state and non-state actors in the security sector.

On one of the workshop days, the supervisors passed on their knowledge to youth activists and together participated in training on assessing and monitoring security institutions.