Beyond the Headlines: Experiences and Solutions in Fragile Contexts

Room 106 AB

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Canada’s ability to deliver on bold global commitments will depend on the ability of girls and boys living in the world’s most fragile places to thrive and realize their rights. This session will contrast experiences in fragile contexts through an interactive series of perspectives from children, academia and development professionals. The session will also include a practical workshop to unpack the most pressing barriers and solutions to advancing the rights of the most vulnerable girls and boys at the nexus of humanitarian, peace and development efforts. It will culminate in recommendations for Canada’s foreign and development policy as it relates to gender transformative investment, global leadership and programming in fragile contexts.

Participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of the growing relevance and unique realities of engaging in fragile contexts
  • Explore new approaches and perspectives, including those led by children, that are critical to advancing progress for children’s rights and gender equality in fragile contexts
  • Discuss recommendations for Canada’s foreign and development policy, specifically the implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy
  • Apply scenario-based learning to their areas of responsibility
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