our experience with the UN in Yemen since 2009
Posted By : dotnotion
Sat Mar 17, 2018
dotnotion’s relationship with the UNDP started from the National Dialog Conference in 2014 in Yemen, then we worked closely for the election campaign.
In 2016, dotnotion was awarded the Long-Term Services (LTA) in media partnership with UNICEF which is still ongoing. This involves covering all media services throughout Yemen. This then led to work with the other UN organizations during the same period including the UNDP, WFP, FAO, UNWomen and OCHA. This has helped strengthened our experience with the United Nations and propelled our working relationship to new heights. Especially since dotnotion also believes in the high-quality documentation of such activities as a far-reaching advocacy tool.
Our services which we offer include high quality custom-made multimedia and audio productions. They help in eliciting the desired attention, response and action you want from your viewers, can also be used on different audience-reaching platforms. To ensure your messages are conveyed and heard loud and clear.
dotnotion has worked with the UNDP on several projects for the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) and Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP)
In one of the projects carried out in Sadah regarding the livelihood of the people was done perfectly. This was despite the danger in Sadah due to ongoing conflict.
ERRY’s projects which consisted of four different films (Abyan - Lahj - Hajjah - Hudaidah) were filmed in four different places in Yemen. The finished work showed how concerted efforts by UNDP & ERRY’s projects helped Yemeni people by helping reverse effects of the brutal conflict, tackling the largest cholera epidemic in the world and empowering women in the community among others. This project had a very short deadline yet demanded high quality work and dotnotion successfully managed to deliver the necessary.
dotnotion has also done many projects for YECRP. One was filmed in a very challenging situation in precarious areas in Yemen because of the conflict. The success story was supposed to be that of a woman hero. Unexpectedly, she could not be filmed at the time of production. This meant that we had to make last minute changes to film another success story. However, this turned out well.
dotnotion covered very important projects in both secured and dangerous places like shipping in airports and the ports for relief shipments to help Yemeni people because of the conflict. We also covered those delegations to Yemen.
We archived photos for the projects on food and nutrition which included improvements to immediate household availability of and access to food for the most vulnerable populations and immediate household food security for at-risk groups by supporting agricultural, livestock and fishery systems and assets in four governorates (Lahj, Hajjah, Hudaidah, Sana’a).
dotnotion has also coordinated and carried out the photography and videography of visit of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) delegation to Yemen, in the areas of Aden and Lahj, Sana’a, Amran and Bani Gaise.
We did an infographic video and the branding of a conference by members of Tawafaq, the Yemeni Women’s Pact for Peace and Security held in Amman. This project (which was held over the period of one year) was very important as it played a role in the unity of Tawafaq’s members in detailing the steps they will take to push for peace and for inclusion in the peace process in each eventuality. dotnotion was tasked with the branding and the production of the booklet with the video in a short time for the conference to present it well to an international audience.
dotnotion is the media sponsor and has provided services for two years in previous Long Term Services (LTA). As a result, we are familiar with the services required and emergencies and provide fast response to their projects and documentation all over Yemen. Even in the dangerous and difficult to reach places where conflict is happening, such as in Taiz, Saada, Amran, Aden, Abyan, Hajjah and so on.
dotnotion has covered the whole category of UNICEF’s humanitarian projects regarding Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education and Child Protection. With our experience, we were able to help in strengthening the otherwise subdued voices of women and 11.3 million Yemeni children to reach the whole world.