Friday September 23, 2011
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

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In countries impacted by violence or navigating difficult political transitions, a narrow concept of security has proved inadequate.  The achievement of citizen security - both freedom from physical violence and freedom from fear of violence applied to the lives of all Members of society - catalyzes progress.  Yet, in promoting citizen security, traditional security and development actors often become entangled in questions of mandate, role, and operating space.  

In operationalizing the 2011 World Development Report: Conflict, Security and Development, the World Bank is moving forward new partnerships and integrated security-development approaches to prevent, manage and recover from both civil and criminal violence.  But in complex operating environments from South Sudan and Cote d'Ivoire to Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen, truly integrated operations have been rare.  National and international leadership struggle to preserve their organizational principles, objectives, and implementation arrangements while navigating an increasingly crowded set of players and diverse agendas.  

Key questions addressed included:
  • How can development actors support citizen security outcomes?  And how do security actors support the economic development outcomes that underpin peace?
  • How can security and development actors together set a forward agenda to promote citizen security and development gains?

Panelist(s):Yoka Brandt , Director General, International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Francisco Lloreda , High Commissioner for Citizen Security, Colombia
William L. Nash , Major General (Retired), United States Army and former Military Commander, Bosnia-Herzegovina and United Nations Civilian Administrator, Kosovo
Emilia Pires , Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste/Co-Chair, G7+ Group of Fragile and Conflict-affected countries
Moderator(s):Ameerah Haq , Special Representative of the Secretary General for Timor-Leste, Former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan

Organized by:Global Center for Conflict, Security and Development/Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries Group, Operations Policy and Country Services, The World Bank

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