FP Virtual Dialogue: From Fragility to Resilience

Rethinking International Cooperation in the Hardest Places

The pandemic and the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine have wreaked havoc on global markets, putting exceptional pressure on the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected economies. Supply disruptions, soaring inflation, and geopolitical instability have exacerbated the risks that vulnerable populations and fragile states are facing from longer-term trends, such as climate change and extreme poverty. 

Strengthening institutions and communities to respond to complex and compounding crises will be vital for economic and human security in developing countries. Despite the demonstrated need for more resilient systems, turning global partners’ commitments to capacity building into action remains challenging. The recently passed U.S. Global Fragility Act, which directs the U.S. government to develop initiatives aimed at stabilizing conflict-affected areas, critically shifts focus to resilience and capacity building in its implementation.

Against the backdrop of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Policy, in partnership with Food for the Hungry, brought together leading policymakers, development practitioners, and investors to explore how resilience efforts can be effectively advanced through greater development cooperation among stakeholders at all levels.

Join the conversation at #ResilientDev.

In partnership with


Ambassador Peter Hendrick Vrooman

United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique
Peter Hendrick Vrooman is the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique. Ambassador Vrooman was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on July 27, 2021 and conf...
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Peter Vrooman 8x10

Dr. Alison Evans

Director-General, Evaluation, World Bank Group
Alison Evans, a United Kingdom national, assumed her position as Director-General, Evaluation at the World Bank Group on January 3, 2019. Before her current role, Dr.

Saadia Madsbjerg

President, The Coca-Cola Foundation; and Vice President, Global Community Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
Saadia Madsbjerg is Vice President, Global Community Affairs & President of The Coca-Cola Foundation. Saadia joined the company in 2021 and manages operations of the ...

Mark Viso

President, Food for the Hungry
Mark Viso joined Food for the Hungry (FH) as part of a lifelong commitment to help the most vulnerable and marginalized in our world find their voice, overcome poverty, and have...

Dr. Mayesha Alam

Vice President of Research, FP Analytics, Event Moderator
Dr. Mayesha Alam is Vice President of Research at FP Analytics, Foreign Policy’s independent research and advisory division. She helped establish and served as deputy director...
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Mayesha Alam Head Shot

For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.