African Resilience Forum

About the Forum

The African Resilience Forum was conceived to kick off an Africa region process of bringing together key partners to reflect on policies and approaches in support of African countries on issues of conflict prevention, peace and state building initiatives at regional and country-level.

The African Development Bank hosted the first edition of the Africa Resilience Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from January 10-11, 2017. The maiden meeting focused on “Delivering the High 5s in a Resilient Africa”, with six plenary sessions and multiple parallel breakout sessions delving deeper into fragility issues affecting the continent.

It brought together more than 150 participants, including high-level government representatives, regional partners, international organizations and representatives from the private sector, academia, and civil society, to explore how best to support African countries transition from fragility to resilience through knowledge-sharing, innovative initiatives, partnerships and joint-financing.

The Forum is organized in partnership with several institutions, including the African Union, World Bank, UNDP, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the G7+ Secretariat and Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, will open the Forum, during a session to be attended by Hamed Bakayoko, Minister of State for Interior and Security of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, and several other high-level officials from 16 countries in fragile situations.