Fragility Forum 2020 - ISSAT presenting design thinking solutions lab on improving service delivery through SSR/G

by Camilla Arvastson · February 18th, 2020.

The World Bank Fragility Forum 2020 has been postponed, but the important work to identify SSG/R solutions to tackle root causes of conflict and fragility remains. The new World Bank strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) for 2020-2025 outlines the importance to enhance support, identify drivers and impacts of FCV to strengthen resilience. ISSAT remain commited to this work and look forward to the next occasion of the Fragility Forum. 

It is estimated that by 2030, 80% of the world’s poorest populations will live in fragile contexts and both low- and middle-income countries are affected. SSR/G plays a pivotal role in conflict prevention and building resilience in such environments. Ineffective, poorly managed or unaccountable security and justice institutions are some of the root causes and drivers for conflict.

During the Fragility Forum, ISSAT with our partner Protellus, is organising a Solutions Lab session using a Design Thinking approach to improve security and justice service delivery through security sector governance reforms. Participants will explore user-centric solutions to develop their practical understanding of how SSG/R contributes to the root causes of conflict and fragility, using real case examples from Iraq. Participants will also take part in identifying mechanisms aiming to increase the legitimacy and effectiveness of the security and justice sector, thus reinforcing pockets of resilience within communities.

By examining security and justice sector governance reform in contexts of fragility and conflict, the ISSAT Solutions Lab will provide participants with guidance for concrete actions and services that are urgently needed around the world today. The results from this session can be transferable across organizations and integrated into real-world strategies and programming.

For participants from the development sector, ISSAT’s session will reveal the cross-cutting relevance of security and justice sector governance to conflict prevention in fragile or conflict prone contexts, and generate innovative solutions adaptable to your own portfolio and experiences.

#SSR4peace #designthinking #fragilityforum20 


Related resources: 

World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2020-2025

ISSAT – SSR and Prevention

ISSAT – SSR and Fragility

World Bank – Pathway for Peace

OECD – States of Fragility Report 2018

Protellus Design Thinking and Sustinability  

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