Rethinking the Persistence of Fragility: Experiences from Local to Global

Date: February 13th 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (17:30 -– 19:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online
Syrian refugee children in the Ketermaya refugee camp outside Beirut, Lebanon. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

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.

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President, World Bank Group
International Journalist
Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence
Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire
Former Mayor of Cali, Colombia
President, United States Institute of Peace
Vice President, Brookings Institution