Yemeni Development Network for NGOs is a leading non-profit and non-governmental organization operating in Yemen. YDN was mainly established in response to the urgent need for a specialized entity for building the capacity of the community social organizations, and to ensure their active participation and proper fulfilment of their responsibilities. Currently, YDN has 13 branches in 13 governorates, and coordination offices in the rest of the country. YDN excelled in maintaining smooth cooperation and coordination with all the actors, be it government bodies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or local communities. Such country-wide existence of YDN catalyzes the prompt responses and easy access to any area across Yemen under any circumstances.
For more than 17 years, YDN has been successfully accomplishing its goals of improving Yemeni community social organizations. YDN has been actively involved in several interventions through which it gained a deeper understanding of the humanitarian and development context in Yemen.
In 2014, YDN effectively utilized its outstanding record of experience and resources to respond to the devesting humanitarian crisis caused by war and conflict. The response was manifested by providing live saving services through implementing scores of humanitarian projects in the most affected areas across Yemen. In all its interventions, YDN maintained the maximum levels of inclusion of local communities and partners in decision-making, planning, implementation and evaluation.
YDN is run by highly qualified teams of experts and operated by experienced staff. The interdisciplinary composition of the experts and staff makes them the cornerstone of YDN success in all the humanitarian and development interventions. YDN continues to exercise the best operational practices and keeps abreast with the up-to-date manuals and policies, thus boosting its transparency, accountability and good governance.