The staff of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission would like to bring your attention to an opportunity to meet with Shoqi A. Maktary, the Yemen Country Director for Search for Common Ground. He will be available to discuss the deepening sectarian and tribal divides in Yemen and how local conflict dynamics can be redirected towards peace and stability.
DATE: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
TIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
PLACE: 5C Cannon House Office Building (Next to 509 CHOB)
Search for Common Ground is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organization in the world. Search has worked in Yemen since 2010 with an all-Yemeni team working throughout the country to build sustainable peace, facilitate constructive dialogue and increase local capacity for non-violent solutions.
This meeting is open to Congressional staff and interns only. For any questions, please contact Rosie Berman at Rosie.Berman@mail.house.gov.
Shoqi A. Maktary is the Country Director of Search for Common Ground – Yemen. Shoqi is a former Fulbright scholar with masters’ degrees in conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and security management. Prior to joining Search, Shoqi was a Risk Management Advisor for Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit where he advised GIZ country directors and project heads on conflict, risk and security issues through in-depth context analysis and trend developments, and provided guidance on conflict sensitive planning, and safe and effective implementation of activities. He originally hails from Taiz City, Yemen