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When Conflict and COVID Collide: Towards a Risk Analysis Framework (IEG Live Event Fragility Forum 2020)

Part of the Fragility Forum 2020. With a keynote presentation from Dr David Kilcullen, and speakers Ahmed Nagi, Spyros Demetriou, Wai Wai Nu, and chair Lauren Kelly.  9am (ET)


20th August, 2020
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Dr. David Kilcullen 
President and CEO, Cordillera Applications Group
David Kilcullen is a leading expert on guerrilla and unconventional warfare, and counterterrorism, with a 25-year career with the Australian and US governments as an Army officer, intelligence analyst and diplomat. He served in Iraq as counterinsurgency advisor to US General David Petraeus, as senior advisor to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and has served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya and Colombia. 


Ahmed Nagi
Nonresident Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center,Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Ahmed Nagi is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his research centers on Yemen. Nagi is also research manager at the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management at Adyan Foundation, Lebanon, and a country coordinator on Yemen at Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem), Sweden.

Spyros Demetriou
Senior Operations Officer, Fragility, Conflict, and Violence, The World Bank
Spyridon Demetriou joined the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group in April 2020 as a Senior Operations officer, with a focus supporting its analytic and strategic work. Prior, Spyridon was a senior advisor to the World Bank on FCV issues, and worked in the FCV Group supporting country teams in the Middle East, West and Central Africa and Ukraine.

Wai Wai Nu
Founder and Executive Director, Women Peace Network
Wai Wai Nu leads Women Peace Network, a platform to build peace between Myanmar’s different ethnicities, and to empower and advocate for the rights of marginalized women across Myanmar and in Rakhine State in particular. A political prisoner for seven years under the Burmese military government, she was released 2012 under a presidential amnesty. 


Lauren Kelly
Lead Evaluation Officer, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank Group
Lauren Kelly oversees the thematic evaluations for the Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Global Practices of the World Bank. With over twenty years of international evaluation experience, Ms. Kelly has led multiple influential evaluations and managed several Board level engagements that have deepened development impact and contributed to evidence based decision and policy making within the World Bank Group.

About Virtual Fragility Forum 2020 Series

"The Fragility Forum 2020 Seminar Series is a virtual and interactive series of events organized by the World Bank to share practical solutions and explore innovative ways of responding to the most challenging FCV issues of our times." This forum "brings together practitioners and policymakers from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience on engaging in environments affected by fragility, conflict and violence".