7 Mar 2022 - 15 Mar 2022Online

Balancing short-term and long-term needs for resilient communities

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The World Bank’s biennial Fragility Forum was held over one week in May 2022. The event brought together policymakers and practitioners from various sectors and settings to improve development approaches in fragile, conflict and violence-affected (FCV) areas.

Eric Rosand from the Strong Cities Network led a session called ‘Facilitating City-Led Action to Promote a Human-Centric Approach to Peace and Security and Enhance Governance‘, bringing together speakers including Mayor Mohamed El Seoudi from Saida, Lebanon; Munira Hamisi the Director for CVE and Community Engagement, Governor’s Office, Mombasa, Kenya; and Funny Kanojerera, Deputy Mayor of Blantyre, Malawi.

They exchanged ideas and experiences, discussing the interconnectedness between cities’ immediate needs, like healthcare, education and housing, and long-term needs like fostering resilient communities.

The full session is available now.

Eric Rosand is the Director of the Strong Cities Network.