Our History

In 2004, the Yemen Polling Center (YPC) was founded by Hafez Albukari, former secretary general of the Yemeni journalist syndicate and well-respected journalist. After YPC research contributed to a public debate on the accuracy of the election results, the center's mission to independently research the public's opinion was reinforced. With the parliamentary elections in sight in 2009, YPC started the Yemen Parliament Watch (YPW): the primary resource for information on parliamentary proceedings in the country.

The transitional phase, which was initiated by the GCC Initiative enabled YPC to closely engage with local and international policymakers. Increasing our scope, YPC started focusing on in-depth data analysis in 2012 with a stronger focus on qualitative research and the publication of policy briefs.

In the context of the current conflict, it became a priority to continue operation; projects had to be adapted to the new situation on the ground that grew increasingly hostile towards civil society engagement.YPC opened offices in Aden in 2016 and finally moved its headquarters to Taiz in 2018 to ensure YPC could retain its nation-wide reach.

Despite the new difficulties, YPC continued to focus on strengthening the advocacy work of women, civil society organizations and youth activists. The center is also putting its focus on its security program, as it conducts a mapping of state and non-state security providers, and builds the capacity of Yemeni researchers to analyze matters relating to security.

By working towards closer integration of public opinion into the policymaking process, YPC aims to support reforms which better correspond with the needs of the Yemeni people. In order to do this successfully, YPC will continue to build close relationships with Yemeni and international policymakers and government institutions.

Meet The Team

MANAGEMENT

HAFEZ ALBUKARI

President

Cairo/Taiz

KAMAL MUQBIL

Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer

Taiz/ Aden

Rana Jarhum

Chief Executive Officer

Berlin

Yemen Policy Center

Our analysis is carried out by the researchers at our sister organization the Yemen Policy Center.

The Yemen Policy Center is an independent think tank established in 2020 by a group of Yemeni and German researchers associated with the Yemen Polling Center, a Yemeni NGO headquartered in Taiz, Yemen. Yemen Policy aims to impact local and international policymaking with the ultimate goal to improve the living conditions of the Yemeni people. With its research and advocacy activities, Yemen Policy works towards a closer integration of local perspectives into the policy-making process.

Our Approach

WITH 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, YPC HAS BECOME AN EXPERT FOR FIELDWORK IN CONFLICT ENVIRONMENTS

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