Nadwa Al-Dawsari is a conflict specialist and civil society leader with over 15 years of experience working in the field of conflict and change management, civil society development, women and youth empowerment, and elections monitoring. She is a leading Yemeni specialist on tribes, tribal conflict resolution systems, and a pioneer in designing and implementing innovative, cultural specific conflict-sensitive programs. Since 2005 Nadwa has led the implementation of programs in remote tribal areas while working directly with tribal leaders, religious leaders, civil society organizations, women, youth groups, and local authorities to help promote the culture of conflict management and conflict-sensitive development in Yemen. Nadwa is the founding member and former executive director of Partners Yemen, the local affiliate center of Partners for Democratic Change International. She is a member of the Institute of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network. She holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the University of Leeds.