Currently a projects manager at the British Council in Yemen, Rwaida leads on different projects including different art form projects, youth community leadership and women development programmes, helping to build the capacity of those involved and building a better understanding between the UK and Yemen through arts & social development. Being Yemeni and growing up in the UK, and always having to explain her culture; especially that it was always either not known or misunderstood; had a huge impact on her. That’s why the art projects she develops try to tell and show Yemen that most people don’t know, in contrast to the one appearing in news headlines. Currently and due to the situation in Yemen her main focus are on cultivating art at times of conflict as a mean towards civil peace and providing youth and youth NGOs with community leadership skills with emphasis on conflict mediation which in turn increases their resilience to being radicalised. In addition to her work with women from different walks in life; including incarcerated women, women with disabilities, unemployed women and women who have lost their family member during the course of the ongoing war; which focuses on providing livelihood skills to empower those women to deal with the various challenges they face and become more socially active. During the 7 years as a projects manager in the British Council, Rowaida worked with many groups of people both in Yemen and the UK and organised many events in both countries and the region to help open a dialogue and bridge the gap between cultures. Her passion in art and social development has led to the establishment and continuity of successful life changing projects that benefit Yemeni artists, youth and women alike.