Towards the next generation of crisis response: resilience building in Syria and neighbouring countries

Oct 24, 2016

– In collaboration with the governments of Canada and Finland, UNDP is convening the “Syria crisis Resilience-Building Week – a Bridge from Concepts to Practice,” over the period 25-27 October, in Amman. This knowledge and policy exchange event will bring together over 200 participants including international high-level officials from governments in the region, regional experts and practitioners in resilience, UN partners, international financial institutions, NGOS, the private sector to exchange views on current responses to the Syria crisis; identify emerging needs; discuss challenges and opportunities; and generate practical knowledge to improve crisis responses.

The ongoing crisis in Syria has led to the worst humanitarian crisis with significant development loss in recent decades. Six years into the conflict, over 4.8 million refugees have sought refuge outside Syria, over 7.6 million Syrians have been displaced within the country, and the spillover effects from the crisis are rolling back previous hard-won development gains in the sub-region. The current situation continues to require international commitment, partnerships and sustainable solutions to address the protracted crisis in Syria. The event builds on the outcomes of the Resilience Development Forum organized last year in the Dead Sea, the London Conference on Syria and the World Humanitarian Forum convened earlier this year.

This event will provide relevant inputs to reinforce resilience-based approaches in the next generation of the major response plans to the Syria crisis, namely, the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan.

All sessions of the Resilience-Building Week are open to interested journalists and media professionals, upon registration at the event. Proceedings will be in English, with translation services into/from Arabic. An agenda detailing sessions and activities of the event is attached

What: Syria Crisis Resilience-Building Week –From Concepts to Practice

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman - Hussein Bin Ali St

When & Who: Please refer to provisional agenda attached

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