02/21/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/20/2023 21:19
Co-organized World Bank Group and JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world's extreme poor will live in countries characterized by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV). The global fragility landscape has worsened significantly: There are now more violent conflicts globally than at any time in the past 30 years, and the world is also facing the largest forced displacement crisis ever recorded.
Rising inequality, lack of opportunity, discrimination, and exclusion are fueling grievances and perceptions of injustice. Climate change, demographic change, migration, digital transformation, illicit financial flows, and violent extremism are often interconnected, with effects that transcend borders. These factors can increase vulnerability to shocks and crises and create regional spillovers.
The objective of the World Bank Group's FCV Strategy is to enhance the World Bank Group's effectiveness to support countries in addressing the drivers and impacts of FCV and strengthening their resilience, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
At this seminar, Soukeyna Kane, World Bank's FCV Director, will share the main points of the FCV Strategy and program. The seminar will be held in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.
4:00pm-5:30pm Tuesday February 21, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)
Director, FCV Group, World Bank
Senior Director/Head, Office for Peace Keeping, JICA
Director General, Middle East and European Department, JICA
Executive Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute
Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute