Niger – Minister of Planning Aichatou Boulama Kané takes part in the Forum in Washington D.C.

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Minister of Planning Aichatou Boulama Kané, has been in Washington for 48 hours at the invitation of the World Bank to participate and intervene in a forum on the theme: “Fragility: managing risks for peace and solidarity”.
This conference will take place at the World Bank’s premises in Washington today 06 March 2018 from 11:00 to 16:00 and 16:00 to 21:00 GMT in the Preston Auditorium at the World Bank headquarters.

Here is the list of speakers: Aïchatou Boulama Kané Minister of Planning, Niger Oscar Fernández-Taranco Under-Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, United Nations Jean-Marc Chataigner Special Envoy for the Sahel, France Rüdiger König Director General , Office of Foreign Affairs, Germany.

Already yesterday, at the opening of the 2018 edition of the Forum on Fragility, participants worked on the theme:

Emphasize prevention and risk management to promote peace and stability.

This high-level event featured the participation of several ministers and leaders of multilateral institutions, who shed light on how the international community could cooperate more effectively in situations of fragility, with a focus on the role of prevention in reducing the risk of conflict or violent extremism.

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This opening session addressed the main themes that will be discussed during the Forum:

how to mobilize humanitarian, security and development resources for common challenges such as forced displacement; the use of innovative financing tools and private investments to help governments improve economic opportunities in fragile situations; and the need to place the advancement of women at the heart of the international community’s efforts for more inclusive, stable and peaceful societies.

As a growing proportion of the world’s poor live in fragile, conflict-ridden or violent countries, and the states involved are not only low-income economies but also income-earning economies. This event is intended as a call for mobilization and action to reverse this trend and to end extreme poverty on the horizon of the next generation.

Speaker (s) of March 05: Jim Yong Kim President of the World Bank Group Imad Fakhoury Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan Aïchatou Boulama Kané Minister of Planning, Niger Hassan Ali Khaire Prime Minister, Somalia Yves Daccord Director General , International Committee of the Red Cross Candy Crowley (moderator) Journalist.

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On the menu of today’s program:

In the Sahel, the lack of state presence, social services, economic growth and the protection of the inhabitants, especially in remote areas, has been a fertile ground for spreading radical ideologies and the development of organized crime.

Military and humanitarian operations have recently been put in place to respond to the urgent needs of vulnerable and endangered populations. But while strategic action frameworks recognize the link between security and development, medium- and long-term development efforts in insecure environments face a complex reality in the field of operations.

Follow the LIVE webconference on March 6th at 11am ET: Violence prevention and peacekeeping in the Sahel Investing in peace and preventing violence in West Africa and the Sahel-Sahara: Conversations around of the Secretary General’s Action Plan.

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West Africa and the Sahel-Saharan region today face peace and security challenges that contribute to weakening states and affecting the state-citizen relationship.

The emergence and proliferation of violent extremist groups exacerbate the climate of fear and insecurity, and the actions of these groups affect peace efforts, sustainable development and human rights.

Faced with this reality, policymakers realized that violence prevention requires a multi-disciplinary, multi-partner approach to address the underlying causes that drive individuals to join violent extremist groups, and, secondarily, to reintegrate members. violent groups who wish to leave these groups and return to their original environment.

Over the last decade, efforts to solve the problem of violent extremism have consisted mainly of a series of security measures and the fight against terrorism. These measures proved to be insufficient. Experience shows that violent extremism is perceived and manifested differently.

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