FP Virtual Dialogue: Fostering Resilience in Northern Central America
Rethinking approaches to regional development and forced migration
In the face of deteriorating political, socio-economic, and environmental conditions, hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing countries from across northern Central America. International efforts have thus far failed to stem the crisis, while humanitarian responses don’t address the root causes, regional fragility, and complex challenges driving forced migration.
Recognizing the urgency and complexity of this evolving crisis, and the need for innovative and collaborative solutions, Foreign Policy has partnered with World Vision and the World Bank on a first-of-its-kind simulation focused on resilience. Leading practitioners from across sectors work through a scenario that challenges them to navigate the compounding factors causing internal displacement and forced migration from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
To learn about the insights and recommendations generated during the simulation, and to discuss this urgent issue, watch out thought-provoking FP Virtual Dialogue which convened leaders and experts from government, private sector and civil society. Our conversation explored a changing paradigm for regional development and capacity-building that prioritizes fostering resilience and systemic reform to help stem forced migration.
Our program addressed these questions:
- What does a resilience framework look like with regard to addressing the structural causes of migration across northern Central America? What does such an approach tell us about policy, investment, and resource allocation decisions?
- How can different stakeholders support more adaptive approaches to international crisis management?
- What is the role of comprehensive risk assessment in anticipating regional challenges and developing humanitarian interventions that build capacity/resilience against those threats?
- What did the simulation teach us about how resiliency approaches might break down silos and support more absorptive, adaptive, and transformative capacities to address risks, root challenges and mitigate crises?
Join the conversation online using #ResilientCentralAmerica
For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.