Workshop in Sana’a giving insights into electoral systems
The workshop is aimed at explaining electoral systems worldwide and outlining the fundamental changes that have taken place in Yemen’s electoral system. It further aims to enhance the participation of media in educating people about electoral processes.
The workshop is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s [USAID] network of programs that seek to help people make a better life overseas, particularly in developing countries.
The workshop is the first of a series of training programs that focus on democracy improvement in Yemen in the months to come.
“While changing the electoral system in Yemen cannot be taken for granted, the process ought to take into consideration the political, economic and social backgrounds of the country,” said Rabab Al-Madhwahi, an international trainer in democratic affairs.
Participants in the workshop will contribute to disseminating democratic culture in society.
Ahmed Al-Sabahi, one journalist who is participating in the three day training workshop said, “This workshop will pave the way for Yemen to experience a real democracy and bring an end to conflict. We are taking advantage of the experiences of successful democratic countries and this will help Yemen succeed.”