Hamdan Dammag                        Experience

Training and Development

  • Conflict and Development, a short course, SOAS, the University of London, London, UK, 2019.
  • The Role of Media in the Democratic Process, a course at Danida Fellowship Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010.
  • The Art of Writing News, a short course, Yemen Times Ltd, Sana’a, Yemen, 2006.
  • Continuous professional development and self-directed learning including several short Courses in Web Design, Media Studies, Journalism and Management.
Talks and Presentations at Conferences and Workshops: 


Four Fundamental Principles as a New Approach to Solving the Yemeni Conflict”, at a seminar entitled: “Prospects for Peace in Yemen: Reality and Challenges”, The Geneva Press Club, Geneva Switzerland, 4 July 2019. Hamdan Dammag

The Dire Need for a National Consensus to Reach Peace in Yemen”, at a seminar titled: “Yemeni Communities and Their Role in Activating the Political Track of the Yemeni Crisis”, San Francisco, USA, 6 January 2019.


"Racism and Terrorism in the Ideology and Practices of the Houthi Movement and their Implications on Peace in Yemen", A Symposium in Human Rights Council, Geneva, 12 September 20018.book Signing Al-Baradouni: The Agony of Silence

"Al-Baradouni: The Foresighted Poet", A Symposium organised by Al Owais Cultural Foundation, Dubai, UAE, 5-6 September 2018. 

Violations of Arab Human Rights in Iran: Roots and Prospects of Resolution", A Symposium Moderator, University of Westminster, London, 4 August 2018.

The 15th Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award Ceremony, Dubai, UAE, 12 April 2018.

"Killing the Future: Chid Soldiers in Yemen", London Conference by Arab British Centre for Strategic Studies and Development, London, 9 March 2018.   

"Detainees as Human Shields: On The Atrocities of War in Yemen and their consequence on Human-Rights", theViolations of Arab Human Rights in Iran: Roots and Prospects of Resolution 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 3 March 2018.

"Fronteras De Sal, Poetry Nights", Human Solidarity Festival, Malaga, Spain, 13–16 February 2018.


"Perspectives on the Humanitarian and Development Challenges in Yemen" Symposium, Gulf Research Center & DCAF, Geneva, Switzerland, 13 October 2017.

“Yemen: the Day After Tomorrow” seminar, SOAS Yemen Society, SOAS, London, 7 October 2017. Human Solidarity Festival, Malaga, Spain, 13–16 February 2018.

"Yemen At Crossroads: Current Challenges and Future Visions" Symposium – Geneva, Switzerland 25 September 2017.

“Messengers for Peace”: A poetry Night, Arabic Cultural Forum in UK, London, 15 September 2017.

“Gemstone of Attakkar Mountain novel - a literary critique” seminar, Arwiqah Foundation for Studies and Publishing, Cairo, 29 August 2017.

The National Reconciliation Conference in Libya (NRCL), Westminster University, London, 20 May 2017.

World Poetry Festival, “Salt Boundaries Anthology”, Roma, 27-30 April 2017.
World Poetry Festival
Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity – the 20th Anniversary Celebration, 24-26 April 2017.


  “Drawing by words”, A poetry Night with Hamdan Dammag and Malak Mustafa, Arabic Cultural Forum in UK, London, 15 September 2017.

  “The Yemeni Scenery in the contemporary narrative texts”, a symposium organised by Tamadon Foundation, London, 9 August 2016.

The 13th International Poetry Festival, The Poetry Anthology “My Mother”, Havana, Cuba, April 2016.

*to be updated soon* 

I am a member of: 

Executive Committee of:
   - The British-Yemeni Society (BYS)
   - Labour Friends of Yemen (LFY)
Yemeni Writer Union (YWU) since 1997.
Yemeni Journalist Syndicate (YJS) since 2007.
The Labour Party (Labour) since 2014.

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) since 2009.
Arabic Writer Union since 2000.
The Fabian Society since 2016.
Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)
The British Computer Society (BSc)
Centre of Applied Formal Methods  (CAFM)
Formal Aspects of Computing Science (FACS)
Queen Sheba Cultural Group


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(Last updated: 05/10/2019)