announcement - March 5, 2018
Lucy Duncan, President and CEO of Safe Ports, attended the World Bank's Fragility Forum 2018 on March 5-7, 2018 in Washington, DC. This year's theme is on Managing Risks for Peace and Stability, which aligns with Safe Ports message of Security to Development.
Today's resurgence of violent conflict gives rise to historically high levels of forced displacement and humanitarian need. Other factors such as climate change, famine, and pandemics interconnect to create a complex fragility landscape, affecting both low- and middle-income countries. The World Bank Group (WBG) is strengthening support to address fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), to achieve its goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.
Under the theme Managing Risks for Peace and Stability, the 2018 Fragility Forum brought together policy makers and practitioners from humanitarian, development, peace, and security communities to share practical solutions and explore
innovative ways to improve development approaches to foster peace and stability.
Discussions encompassed how humanitarian, development, peace and security communities can complement and reinforce each other to tackle fragility across a broad spectrum of countries and contexts, emphasizing early action to manage
risks. Safe Ports message of Security to Development and its positioning in Al Mafraq, Jordan with the Safe Ports Regional Gateway make it a company poised to play a large
role in helping host countries prepare and better manage refugee crises and aiding in humanitarian efforts.