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Rethinking the Persistence of Fragility: Experiences from Local to Global

February 13, 2015 | 17:30 ET, 22:30 GMT

More than 1.2 billion people live in areas where the daily reality of war, violence and fragility robs them of access to education, public services, and other pathways to prosperity. The number of global poor living in fragile and conflict states is projected to double by 2030.

To end extreme poverty by 2030, the world needs to address the challenges posed by fragile, conflict-affected and violent states.

Tune in for a high-level discussion on what governments, organizations and others can do to create opportunities for stability, growth and prosperity in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

Speakers

Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire

Vice President, Brookings Institution

Former Mayor of Cali, Colombia

President, United States Institute of Peace

Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence

International Journalist

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group