Resilience Dialogue: Local Action to Address Fragility and Protracted Displacement

Thursday, June 16, 2016  |  14:30-16:00  |  Brussels, Belgium

Last year, the number of displaced persons globally soared to a record high of 60 million people. Natural disasters exacerbate fragility in countries and can prolong displacement - in fact, nearly half of those affected by natural disasters live in fragile or conflict-affected states.

This round of the Resilience Dialogue series looked into translating the outcomes of the Agenda 2030 and the recent World Humanitarian Summit into actions to strengthen local resilience, promoting a better understanding of resilience in the context of forced displacement, and exploring a broader knowledge of lessons learnt from implementing resilience support, in particular at the local level.

It was held in Brussels during the European Development Days - an event that focused on “Local Action to Address Fragility and Protracted Displacement.” This installment of the Resilience Dialogue series provided World Bank Vice President Laura Tuck with the opportunity to highlight the institution’s work in fragile and conflict affected states, and the connection to the growing climate and disaster resilience portfolio, including in recovery situations. 



Opening Remarks:

  • Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management


  • Mohamed Omar Arteh, Deputy Prime Minister Somalia
  • Degan Ali, CEO ADESO (African Development Solutions)
  • Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive Save The Children
  • Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, DG Development and Cooperation, European Commission
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President Sustainable Development, World Bank Group


  • Anya Sitaram, Former News Anchor for BBC News



Resilience Dialogue, June 2016