Addressing Conflict and Fragility to Reduce Extreme Poverty [Polaris]

This session will be an opportunity for panelist to discuss the relationship between conflict, fragility and extreme poverty. Panelists will discuss the importance of improving state-society relations with a focus on the perspective of civil society, as well as how donors can prioritize and better coordinate activities in order to address extreme poverty in fragile contexts, and how the New Deal has the potential to be a framework to bring all of these voices together.
  • Afrah Abdulaziz Al-Zouba, Yemen National Dialogue Secretariat
  • Betty Bigombe, Senior Director at the World Bank for Fragility, Conflict and Violence
  • Helder da Costa, General Secretary g7+ Secretariat, Timor-Leste
  • Moderator: Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID