Video On Demand

Online Event: Empowering Youth on the Path to Conflict Prevention

February 8, 2021 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Please join the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development for a webinar exploring tactics, strategies, and partnership opportunities to empower young people in fragile contexts.

The world’s 1.2 billion young people make up 16% of the world population with half of them living in low-income and lower-middle income countries. Youth possess catalytic potential to help achieve global development goals and to promote stability, peace, and community resilience. In recent years, youth have been drivers of change through organizing climate movements, embracing digital transformation, and coordinating community pandemic responses. With concerted effort, youth in fragile contexts can realize their potential as peacebuilders and drivers of post-Covid-19 recovery.

For more information on this topic please read Drivers of Recovery: Elevating the Youth, Peace, and Security Agenda.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Royal Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C. 

Erol Yayboke
Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Guadalupe Cruz

Director of Training for Latin and Central America, Cure Violence Global

Sherizaan Minwalla

Chief of Party, Iraq Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response, MSI A Tetra Tech Company

Rachel Walsh Taza

Program Manager- Children & Youth, Search for Common Ground

Ambassador Lone Dencker Wisborg

Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S.