Preventing violent conflict and interpersonal violence is the first pillar of the FCV Strategy. Preventing conflict requires working upstream to address key drivers of fragility and to strengthen factors of resilience.
To prevent violent conflict more effectively, the WBG aims to tackle risks and grievances and to strengthen sources of resilience by: (1) scaling up its efforts to identify risks and engage with partners; (2) mitigating risks early on and strengthening resilience before tensions turn into crises; and (3) adopting a holistic approach to prevention that encompasses security, peace-building and development.
Under this pillar, FF20 series will take a closer look at gender and youth in the context of violent extremism, coordination in the most fragile situations, institutional capabilities for crises responses and the importance of female entrepreneurship. It will also discuss justice, exclusion, education, health, crime and many other important areas of tension. Attention will be given to pandemics in FCV settings and how innovations can help tackle different kinds of fragilities. Sessions will feature cases from Somalia, the Gulf of Guinea and the Sahel, among other geographies.