Fragility Forum 2018: Managing Risks for Peace and Stability

March 5-7, 2018

Washington, DC

  • The world today faces a resurgence of violent conflict, giving rise to historically high levels of forced displacement and humanitarian need. Climate change, famine, pandemics and other global risks interconnect to create a complex fragility landscape, affecting both low- and middle-income countries. The World Bank Group (WBG) is strengthening support to address fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), to achieve its goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.

    Under the theme Managing Risks for Peace and Stability, the 2018 Fragility Forum will bring together policy makers and practitioners from humanitarian, development, peace and security communities to share practical solutions and explore innovative ways to improve development approaches to foster peace and stability.

    Discussions will encompass how humanitarian, development, peace and security communities can complement and reinforce each other to tackle fragility across a broad spectrum of countries and contexts, emphasizing early action to manage risks. Helping host countries prepare and better manage refugee crises, crowding in private sector investment, and the role of women and youths will be featured prominently.


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  • March 5

    09:00-10:30Welcoming Remarks & Opening Plenary
    11:00-12:30Overcoming Fragility: The Development Challenge of Our Time
    04:00-05:30State Institutions and Informal Actors in FCV Settings
    09:00-10:30Evidence on the Role of Education in Promoting Peace and Stability 
    11:00-12:30Building Social Cohesion through Agribusiness Value Chains
    12:30-02:00Preventing Violence and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel
    12:30-02:00Financing Peace: What more can be done? 
    02:00-03:30At the Nexus of Peacebuilding, Development and Humanitarian Response: Bridging the Gaps for More Effective Engagement in Fragile Situations
    02:00-03:30An Integrated Approach to Stabilization – What Works?
    02:00-03:30Customizing Budget Support in FCV Settings: Lessons from Afghanistan, Somalia & Iraq
    02:00-03:30Extractive Industries and Violent Conflict
    04:00-05:30Host Country Perspectives on Managing Forced Displacement 
    04:00-05:30Managing Risks and Preventing Violence in Urban Areas
    04:00-05:30The Role of Development Institutions in Preventing Violent Extremism
    04:00-05:30International Humanitarian Infrastructure Partnership (IHIP)

    March 6

    09:00-10:30Pathways for Peace (report launch)
    09:00-10:30Supporting Early Childhood Development in Fragile, Conflict and Violent Settings
    09:00-10:30Prevention through Security Sector Reform 
    02:00-03:30Private sector solutions for refugees and host communities
    11:00-12:30The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia
    11:00-12:30Disasters and Climate Change as Risk Multipliers in Fragile Contexts
    11:00-12:30Doing DDR Differently: DDR in New Contexts
    11:00-12:30Investing in Young People as Risk Managers and Peacebuilders 
    12:30-02:00Reconstruction in MNA
    02:00-03:30Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in FCV Settings
    11:00-12:30Creating Markets: The Role of the Private Sector in FCV Settings
    11:00-12:30Innovations in Bridging Peace and Development: The New Women, Peace and Security Index
    02:00-03:30Health Care for All: Providing Health Care for Refugees and Host Communities
    02:00-03:30Advancing Peace and Stability: Managing Cross-Border Water Security
    04:00-05:30Implementing Prevention: Operational Response to the Pathways for Peace Report
    04:00-05:30Citizen Empowerment: How Nonviolent Action Builds Inclusion and Sustainable Peace
    04:00-05:30Educating Refugee Children
    11:00-12:30From Data to Action: How to Prevent Violence Against Children

    March 7

    09:00-10:30Understanding FCV: New concepts and analysis needed to apprehend conflict and fragility in the 21st century
    11:00-12:00Digital identities in FCV Settings: Creating an Island of Stability Amidst Uncertainty
    11:00-12:00Fact-Based Decision Making in FCV Settings: Innovations in Data Collection
    11:00-12:00Methods and Tools to Inform Forced Displacement Policies in Host Settings
    02:30-04:00Harnessing Technologies for Peace
    12:00-01:00Cash for Peace? How Interventions with Cash Can Reduce Violence
    12:00-01:00“We are the Standard Bearers”: Community-Based Performance Standards for Security Actors in Mathare
    02:30-04:00Preventing Violent Extremism: Managing Risk and Measuring Impact 
    02:30-04:00Pastoralist Conflict Mitigation in Africa
    02:30-04:00Forging Resilient Social Contracts
    04:15-05:15Closing Plenary


    Download draft agenda (As of Feb 12) [PDF]

  • State and Peacebuilding Fund

    Korea Trust Fund

    Global Program on Forced Displacement

    United Nations - World Bank Partnership Trust Fund