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Adapting and Innovating in a Volatile World


Adapting and Innovating in a Volatile World

February 27-29, 2024

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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: 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.

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Find below the list of public sessions that will be live-streamed on this page. If you want to register and attend more sessions, you can find out more here.

Tuesday, February 27

Opening Plenary 
10:00-11:00 am ET
Moderated by Femi Oke

(Interpretation available in Arabic, French and Spanish)


  • Anna Bjerde, Managing Director of Operations of the World Bank
  • Amina Mohammed​, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Makhtar Diop Managing Director, IFC
  • Succès Masra, Prime Minister of Chad
  • Duška Jurišić, Deputy Minister,  Ministry of Human Right and Refugees, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Signature Event: "Changemakers" 
02:45-03:45 pm ET
Moderated by Kathleen Hays 


  • Will Mbiakop​, African Sports and Creative Institute
  • Pierre Thiam​, Senegalese Chef
  • Paola Mathé, Haitian Fashion Designer

Wednesday, February 28

Signature Event: "Changemakers"
02:45-03:45 pm ET 
Moderated by Femi Oke

Speaker: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Do I need to register? This is a hybrid event — you do not need to register to watch it online. However, if you wish to attend in person, you do need to register.  

If you choose to join us online, we encourage you to set a reminder by signing up for email notifications or adding the event to your calendar. 

What happens if I miss the event? The recording will be available on this page shortly after the event ends. If you sign up for email reminders, you will receive a notification a few days after the event inviting you to watch the replay and check out newly added resources.