Said Boumedouha is an experienced human rights advocate and conflict resolution practitioner, focusing mainly on the Middle East region. He initiated and participated in a number of mediation and dialogue projects and workshops in and outside of Yemen while he was working with the United Nations in the Office of the UN Special Envoy to Yemen (2012-13 and 2017). He worked extensively with Yemeni stakeholders, including civil society activists, government officials and political, religious and tribal leaders, in support of the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference.
Boumedouha has more than 30 years’ international experience, having worked at Amnesty International (London headquarters) as a researcher in the organization’s Middle East Programme, and then as Deputy Director of the same programme. In 2006 he joined the UN Mission in Sudan (Darfur). Between 2012 and 2013, he worked for the UN in support of mediation efforts.
More recently, Boumedouha spent one year (2019) in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as Coordinator for the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, based in Beirut.
During this career, he travelled extensively throughout the Middle East region and authored numerous country-specific reports. He graduated from Algiers University in History and obtained his post-graduate degrees (MA and PhD) from Birmingham University (UK) in History.