The African Development Bank was hosting the first edition of the Africa Resilience Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on January 10-11, 2017. The overarching theme focused on "Delivering the High 5s in a Resilient Africa", with six plenary sessions and multiple parallel breakout sessions delving deeper into fragility issues affecting the continent.
The Forum was organized in partnership with several institutions, including the African Union, World Bank, UNDP, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the G7+ Secretariat and Intergovernmental Authority on Development.
It brought together more than 150 participants, including high-level government representatives, regional partners, international organizations and representatives from the private sector, academia, and civil society, to explore how best to support African countries transition from fragility to resilience through knowledge-sharing, innovative initiatives, partnerships and joint-financing.
Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi, was a speaker at the plenary session From Fragility to Resilience , and at the parallel session Understanding and Monitoring Resilience.
Link to the agenda