The Saxion Majlis

Delivering the seeds for a Culture of Peace in fragile and conflicted affected states


2 November 2017     
Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg

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09.30 - 10.00 Coffee & registration

10.00 – 10:45

Conference opening & introduction to the program - Willeke Slingerland

10:45 – 11.00

Introduction to the Saxion Majlis
11.00 – 12.30 Majlis 1 Majlis 2 Majlis 3
What is needed to improve the sustainable impact of education on conflict sensitivity in Yemen? The YLDF case.
Which learning activities can add to meaningful civic participation in a fragile context? How to apply Technology Enabled Learning for communities living in an unstable environment?




Short Lecture: dr. Moosa Elayah
CSOs challenges in Yemen during the war and their role in peacebuilding



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Yemen capacity building in visuals – Ellen van Dalen
Inspiration & ideas about sustainable actions to support empowerment of people & NGO’s in Yemen, and the role of education in this.


The Yemen podcast dialogues  - Andy Clark
Delivering the seeds for a culture of peace: how can we support from a distance civic participation in conflict affected states?


The power of connection -  Willeke Slingerland
Let’s talk about change makers & collaboration. To connect and join forces for change.
15.00 – 15.15 Plenary Visual Presentations
15.15 – 15.30 Word of Thanks
15:30 – 16:30 Social gathering / Drinks

Education Yemen

The future of Yemen is jeopardized if something does not change. A generation of children, young men and women have limited access to education and are lacking proper education. More than 1,600 schools remained closed in Yemen due to conflict-related damages (OCHA).


Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF) is a non-governmental and non-profitable organization, located in Sana’a, Yemen. Founded in 1998 to motivate, support and develop today’s youth, by enabling them to recognize their needs and problems and in helping them to put forward their opinions, solutions and ideas, so that they become a special part of Yemen’s development. (YLDF).

Capacity Building in Yemen: educating change agents

Under the NUFFIC NICHE Program, Saxion University of Applied Sciences is partnered with YLDF. We are currently supporting them to play their role in society and to contribute to human security, development and (self) employment. In the short term we are charged to develop education and training practices, serving and inspiring YLDF staff, youth and adult learners as change agents with their societies’ future in mind. We are faced with the challenges of limited travel, insecurity, border closures, and staff turnover. To continue empowerment trough education we are grateful for every support,  to help YLDF building their culture of peace.

Knowledge Management Fund Award

Saxion is very honoured to announce that we have been awarded a grant through the Knowledge Management Fund of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law. This grant supports Saxion in co-creating solutions for challenges in delivering capacity building activities in Yemen and in other conflict areas. We use the fund to organize an expert meeting, to create a platform for ideas about sustainable seeds for change in conflict affected states, such as Yemen. 

The Saxion Majlis

In cooperation with the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, the School of Governance, Law & Urban Development of Saxion University of Applied Sciences organizes ‘the Saxion Majlis'. During the Majlis, freely translated as advisory councils, we gather ideas that can be effective in areas where connectivity, information exchange and ICT infrastructure are limited or vulnerable. The event is a meeting of experts, it’s about sharing knowledge and expertise. We catch this ideas (on the spot), through podcast, writing and visuals. The retrieved results are directly applicable to the Saxion NUFFIC NICHE program ‘Capacity Building in Yemen’.


Key-question during this meeting is'How (technology enabled) education can deliver the seeds for a Culture of Peace in fragile and conflicted affected states such as Yemen’.

Let’s join forces for change

Your contribution to continue empowerment trough education in vulnerable parts of the world is of great value. Thank you for your interest and we hope to meet you on the 2nd of November in Soesterberg!