Open Society Institute Projects

I participated in the International Policy Fellowship Program in 2005 with Open Society Institute. I focused on the implementation of democratic governance in a tribal system, examining Yemen as a unique case of a homegrown democratic movement with a heavily traditional and tribal influence.

The objective of the project was to provide an evaluation of existing democratic mechanisms in Yemen, and measure their effectiveness within the current tribal context; address questions crucial to democratization dealing with governance, civil identity, accountability and communication; and write a research paper on best practices of good governance within a tribal system for policy makers in Yemen and international donors.