The World Bank estimates that by 2015, one-half of the world’s poorest people will be living in fragile and conflict-affected states. As the world begins to formulate the post-2015 global development agenda – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals – dealing with the interlinkages between extreme poverty and conflict has become more pressing than ever. President Obama and the United States Agency for International Development have committed themselves to ending extreme poverty in this generation, but the role of peace within the post-2015 agenda remains complex and sometimes controversial.
Please join the Center for American Progress for the second event in USAID’s series of events focusing on efforts to end extreme poverty as it relates to different sectors and countries. The panel discussion will focus on what the international community’s commitment to eradicate extreme poverty implies for engagement in countries affected by fragility and conflict.
Alex Thier, Assistant to the Administrator, USAID
Larry Attree, Head of Policy, Saferworld
Nancy E. Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), USAID
John Norris, Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative, Center for American Progress
Nora O’Connell, Associate Director of Development Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children