Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ secretary, opened a high-level event at the Quai d’Orsay on June 13 entitled “Building sustainable peace – Prevention, Resilience, Comprehensive approach”. It aimed at presenting France’s new strategy to respond to situations of fragility announced during the most recent Interministerial Council for Cooperation and Development on February 8, 2018.
Christophe Angely, Patrick Guillaumont and Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney represented the FERDI at the event.
The economist Paul Collier made an intervention during the meeting. He expressed himself as a Senior Fellow at the Ferdi and one of the authors of the report entitled "Escaping the fragility" published by the Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development .
Patrick Guillaumont noticed the willing from stakeholders to adopt a preventive as well as a curative policy regarding to insecurity and conflict risk. He highlighted the importance to integrate this strategy into the aid allocation delivered to vulnerable countries.
Patrick Guillaumont also pointed out the FERDI’s commitment to consider vulnerability and fragility’s concept into that allocation. In that regard, the FERDI undertaken some works, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, for 10 years. These works were initially developed with the support of Donald Kaberuka, former president at the African Development Bank - who also presented the report "Escaping the fragility" in April 2018 with the former British Prime Minister David Cameron.