High Level Panels

On 08-09 November 2015, the Resilience Development Forum (RDF) will convene in the Dead Sea, in Jordan to discuss future strategic directions of the response to the Syria crisis.

The RDF is hosted by the Government of Jordan, and convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) and the Regional United Nations Development Group. The scope of the RDF includes the six countries that are most affected by the Syria crisis – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, in addition to Syria itself.

The Forum will bring together a wide range of partners including government representatives, UN agencies, international financing institutions, NGOs, and the private sector.

Discussion will be clustered around the following topics:

  • Making aid architecture fit for resilience
  • Social Stability – Syrian Neighbouring Countries
  • Private sector engagement in Neighbouring Countries
  • Resilience inside Syria (for partners in Syria)

As part of the RDF, there will be a two-day Resilience-building Innovation Marketplace that will provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and networking on innovation for resilience in the Syria crisis. The Marketplace will include an Exhibition space, with booths, showcasing innovative interventions and lessons learned in resilience-building from partners in the field from across the region.

In parallel to the Marketplace, on 08 November 2015, a number of leading UN agencies and partners will host Roundtable Discussions on challenging topics related to resilience-building and the Syria crisis.

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