The Fragility Forum is a high-level event organised by the World Bank Group, which brings together practitioners and policymakers from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience on engaging in environments affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV).
Held every other year, the Fragility Forum 2020 has been transformed into a Virtual Series that will take place from June through August 2020 to adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Starting the week of June 8, the Fragility Forum Virtual Series will provide an online alternative to share practical solutions and concrete approaches to maximize the collective impact of humanitarian, development, security and peacebuilding actors to help prevent conflict, build resilience, and sustain peace. The Virtual Series will cover the topics initially planned for the Forum with an added focus on pandemics and the implications of COVID-19. Sessions will be organized around five themes, in line with the newly published World Bank Group’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Strategy, using formats such as podcasts, experts’ interviews, workshops, trainings and live events.
This year’s Forum will feature a number of sessions specifically related to climate. In the session “Addressing climate-related security risks: Linking climate change adaptation, peacebuilding and sustainable livelihoods”, participants will be introduced to a new climate-fragility assessment tool that helps to identify climate-fragility risks and develop strategies and projects that link climate change adaptation, peacebuilding and sustainable livelihoods. In addition, the session will also feature lessons learnt from Sudan and Nepal on how to best address the links between climate change, fragility and conflict.
In another session, “Shoring up Stability: Addressing Climate and Conflict in Lake Chad”, participants will gain a greater understanding of the linked drivers of climate-fragility risks, based onexperiences and lessons learned from the Lake Chad region and other local level examples. The session aims to move the discussion on climate and security risks away from conceptual to a more strategic and operational level. Also, the session will feature a fishbowl format to enable a highly participatory discussion of lessons learnt and ways forward.
For more information on program and how to participate, click here.
[This description was partly taken from worldbank.org.]