Partners Day Agenda (March 1, 2024)
Partners Day Agenda (March 1, 2024)
Fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) is a global challenge. By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world's poor will live in countries classified as fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). Chronic instability, civil wars, the global shock of the pandemic, and continued climate disasters have created a complex landscape of intertwined risks, reversing hard-won development gains. Not only are these dynamics affecting people’s lives within these countries, but they also have destabilizing transboundary effects that compel all of us to think and act in new ways.
The Fragility Forum 2024 (FF2024), Adapting and Innovating in a Volatile World, will provide an opportunity for those working in and on FCV, including those in the development, humanitarian, government, civil society, private sector, research, and security communities, to exchange experiences, and examine the success and failures of developmental interventions in countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence. The aim is to learn lessons and seek adaptive and innovative approaches best suited to the fast, evolving global FCV landscape.
Organized over three days in a hybrid format, the FF2024 will offer a diverse range of sessions, including high-level panel discussions and technical sessions organized around the four thematic areas. Complementing these sessions, the FF2024 will offer creative and interactive learning events to engage participants, promote networking, highlight successes, and showcase innovations. These include talk-shows to showcase entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes, lightning talks around innovations, chai chats on ideas that have worked and ready to be scaled-up, and a technology segment that will showcase cutting-edge tools and techniques. There will be an opportunity to network and chat informally in the FCV café. Look out for sessions and to engage, learn, share, and be inspired.
The Forum’s sessions have been curated around four themes:
The Fragility Forum will take place from February 27-29, 2024 at the World Bank Headquarters. You can attend both in-person and virtually.
Important Note on Visas and Logistical Support: The World Bank Group will not cover event-related expenses, travel, or accommodation. Please use the email registration confirmation for visa applications. Logistical arrangements are the sole responsibility of the participant.
Partners Day: a Voice for Partners
To complement the Fragility Forum, a dedicated Partners Day (PD) will be held on March 1, 2024 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, enabling partners to organize and host FCV-related sessions in smaller settings. The Partners Day is designed to foster collaboration and provide a platform for dialogue across a range of thematic areas. The program will comprise 33 partner-led sessions, most being open-door.
Registrants to the Forum may join PD open sessions in-person or virtually, with no additional registration required. Visitor badges for the FF24 will be valid for entry on March 1. Once room capacity is reached in any given session, additional attendees will be directed to join the session online via a meeting link.
Disclaimer: The facilitation of partner-led events on March 1 does not imply an endorsement by the World Bank of individual sessions or themes. The contents, statements, and interpretations expressed in the Partners Day sessions do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, the Executive Directors of the World Bank or the governments they represent.