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2nd Technical Deep Dive on Planning Safe and Inclusive in the Context of Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV)

May 13-17, 2019

Tokyo and Osaka, Japan


  • Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) have emerged as one of the most pressing development challenges in recent years. While urbanization is moving the global economy forward, most of the associated urban growth is rapid and often unplanned. Many urban areas exhibit a mix of inequitable development, low institutional capacity, significant gaps in financing and service delivery, persistent social inequalities and exclusion, rising violence and growing instability.

    The World Bank Tokyo’s Development Learning Centre with the Safe and Inclusive Cities Community of Practice (CoP) under the Urban Poverty and Housing Global Solution Group (GSG), in collaboration with the Stability, Peace and Security GSG and with select Japanese cities, agencies and partners are organizing a Second Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Planning Safe and Inclusive in FCV context on May 13-17, 2019 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

    It provides an opportunity for knowledge exchange and structured learning with a focus on tools and approaches that combine spatial planning, physical investments, institutional interventions with better social, human development, security and economic outcomes, particularly with respect to safety and inclusion in FCV context. Participants will include thought-leaders, practitioners and decision-makers from developing countries, World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and experts from Japan, who will showcase approaches and experiences related to planning for safe and inclusive cities.

    This TDD will help city leaders grapple with the challenges of how to make their cities safe and inclusive for all, in the wake of shocks and stresses that arise out of fragility, conflict and violence and natural disasters.

  • The TDD will provide an opportunity for selected city delegations to develop a deeper understanding of the holistic approach required to plan safe and inclusive cities, particularly in FCV context.  The TDD will focus on the following topics:

    1. Enhancing inclusion and safety through investing in urban services and infrastructure;
    2. Engaging with communities (both host and displaced) and building trust in local authorities through participatory approaches and tools;
    3. Ensuring economic inclusion of vulnerable groups. 

    Through presentations, discussions, and site visits, the TDD will look at how various cities have planned for infrastructure, services and amenities to promote safe, inclusive and resilient development.

  • The program is being organized, in Japan, by the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) which supports and facilitates strategic WBG and client country collaboration with select Japanese cities, agencies and partners for joint research, knowledge exchange, capacity building and other activities that develop opportunities to link Japanese and global expertise with specific project-level engagements in developing countries to maximize development impact.  On the technical side, the program will be developed in collaboration with the World Bank's community of practice on Safe and Inclusive Cities, the Urban Poverty and Housing global solutions group and the Stability-Peace-Security global solutions group.

    Delegations from 10 cities  and 6 different regions will be invited to participate. Preference will be given to cities that are in FCV countries.