To create a fundamental shift in the way the international community is responding to the continuing crisis in Syria, a Resilience Development Forum will be held in November, 2015 in Jordan. You have a unique opportunity to be part of that effort and help shape a new Resilience Agenda for the protracted crisis in Syria and the subregion.
From 22 October to 05 November 2015 you can join an online discussion convened by UNDP that is based on three discussion papers:
The result of this online discussion will be brought directly to high level panels at the Resilience Development Forum, along with the discussion papers and the outcomes of country-led consultations. The expected outcome is a new way of responding to protracted conflicts.
Some of the authors of these papers are moderators of the online discussion and ready to discuss your ideas.
Question: What does a Resilience Agenda look like for the protracted crisis in Syria and the region?
|Marcos Neto for Private Sector Engagement||Jos De la Haye Ph.D. for Social Stability||Simona Marinescu Ph.D. for Aid Architecture|
|UNDP Team Manager, Private Sector and Foundations Team||UNDP Cluster Leader,
Governance and Peacebuilding
Development Impact Group
|Istanbul, Turkey||Amman, Jordan||New York, USA|
|Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos was Global Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction at ChildFund International, where he has also served as Regional Development Officer for the Northeast US.||Jos brings over 20 years of experience in the field of governance and peacebuilding with assignments fostering social cohesion and citizen security, dialogue processes, conflict analysis, infrastructures for peace, new technologies and peace building, youth and peace building and electoral violence prevention to crisis affected countries.||Simona Marinescu is Chief Development Impact in UNDP coordinating performance analysis and development effectiveness, including knowledge management and innovation, South-South Cooperation and the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.|
The impact of the protracted nature of the Syria crisis is felt globally on all aspects of development be it social, political, economic and environmental. According to the latest Global Peace Index (2015), a USD 14.3tn (£9.21tn) cost has been imposed on the global economy in 2014 alone. As the world shifts between security and insecurities, we are learning that the solution to global challenges is resting in global actions. This realization has galvanized the effort to present a resilience development agenda for an international consensus on an approach to minimize the costs and losses, be that monetary or moral.
Over 04 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, putting immense pressure on basic services and exacerbating social tensions. The leadership of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Lebanon, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Iraq and the Arab Republic of Egypt are fundamental to ensure protection and humanitarian assistance, and to strengthen the resilience of host communities in the region. Through the 3RP and the Syria Response Plan, international partners are combining innovations and development resources and capacities for a more effective response to the crisis.
The Resilience Development Forum (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. A Resilience Agenda will be discussed, debated and drafted to include shared commitments and actions to develop resilience in the region.
We believe, that the resilience agenda must be able to embed actions in the institutional, social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, in an effort to bring back peace, dignity and the future for the people whose lives have been disrupted by the protracted nature of the Syrian crisis.