Sustainability Foundation for Nature Conservation (Sanaa and Aden, Yemen): This new environmental NGO was recently established by a group of Yemeni experts in biodiversity to promote, lead and support wider community engagement in nature conservation and biodiversity protection across Yemen. The role of this organization will be mainly related to leading and supporting the implementation of the Project (i.e. database) marketing and outreach activities in Yemen, under the supervision of Enviromatics. It will also play important role in establishing connections for the Project with biodiversity conservation authorities, universities, research centers, environmental NGOs and CSOs in Yemen. Mr. AbdulHakeem Aluaiah, Mr. Ala'a Aluaiah, Dr. Salim Busais, Mr. Ahmad Yehia, Dr. Zuhair Amr, Mr. Ibrahim Khader, Mr. Laith Al Moghrabi, and others were consulted about the project importance for Yemen, and about the value for having such a database system open and available to all CSOs in Yemen. This consultation was conducted in-person during the training workshop organized by USDWE in Amman in January/February 2016
Birdlife International, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia, Universities in Yemen, Protected Area managers in the EAM region in Yemen, scientists and research who undertook biodiversity research in the EAM region in Yemen: Those stakeholders and possible partners are identified as information sources whom the project needs to engage with to gather available information for inclusion/entry in the database. Some might require signing collaboration agreement to govern copyright issues.
CSOs in Yemen: This group is the most important stakeholder for the project and are the ultimate beneficiary from the to-be developed database system. They will be informed about the project and its deliverables, encouraged to make best use of the information available from the system and the decision support tools to best plan for biodiversity conservation and for advocating related actions to the government and to the community. They will be contacted and communicated with through the Local Biodiversity Expert and the national partners in Yemen, and they will be also encouraged to provide information about biodiversity in their respective action areas within the EAM region
Development and donor agencies (UNDP-Yemen, GIZ Biodiversity Project in Yemen, and CHM – Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and others) will be engaged in the discussions and planning for the applicability and sustainability of the project. They will be also engaged in the implementation of marketing of the database system to users and to donors, and they are envisaged as possible contributors to cover the costs of system hosting beyond the project lifespan. CHM mentioned that their is a chance that they would host the database through their hosting facilities and probably covering the costs for keeping it live for many years to come.