Former Minister of Information in Yemen

Nadia Al-Sakkaf was the first woman appointed information minister in Yemen. Before that she was Chief Editor of Yemen’s leading media establishment The Yemen Times. She is a renowned journalist, activist and human rights defender who left her mark on Yemen’s media and political scene, in recognition of which she received many international awards including the first Gebran Tueni Award, Oslo Business for Piece Award in 2013 and was recognised by the BBC as one of 100 women who changed the world in the same year. Ms Al-Sakkaf is deputy chair of the National Body for Monitoring Implementation of the National Dialogue Conference’s outcomes. Today in addition to her writing and advocacy works, she is the director of a development NGO based in Sana’a, Yemen 21 Forum and serves on the Board of Directors of The Yemen Times.