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WBI Co-hosted Seminar on Capacity Building in Fragile States at World Bank Annual Meetings

The World Bank’s Africa Region and the World Bank Institute presented Building Capacity in Conflict-Affected Countries in Africa: Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives. The event took place during the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Istanbul on October 6.

Panelists and participants discussed the “how” of capacity building, including:
• The role of leaders
• Building coalitions for change
• Short and long-term needs, tensions, and trade-offs
• The contribution of development partners

Panelists:

Joaquim Chissano, Former President of Mozambique (1986–2005), Chairman of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation & the Forum of Former African Heads of State, Winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

Alieu Conteh, Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom (Democratic Republic of Congo), Developer of DRC’s first global system for mobile communications digital network

Bernadette Kanzayire, Chairperson of the Standing Committee for Political Affairs, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Rwanda

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank

Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank Institute

Moderated by Dele Olojede, Nigerian journalist & winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the genocide in Rwanda