Gabool al-Mutawakel

Gabool al-Mutawakel

Co-founder, Youth Leadership Development Foundation

Areas of expertise

Yemen, civil society, youth empowerment


Gabool al-Mutawakel is a Yemeni civil society activist and a co-founder of Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF), a Sanaa-based NGO that seeks to strengthen and support the leadership capabilities of Yemeni youth. She is currently a senior consultant in project design, monitoring and evaluation. Previously, she served as YLDF’s general manager, overseeing the management and resource development efforts of the organisation and directing two of its centers: the Girls’ World Communication Center and the Youth Economic Development Center. A seasoned trainer in youth leadership and project management, al-Mutawakel has managed training projects for nearly 500 human rights activists. She holds an MA in international development policy from Duke University and an MSc in NGOs and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.