Owned by Africa, and supported by international and regional partners, the Inaugural edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development put forward a broad and ambitious agenda for addressing the peace, security and development challenges facing the African continent. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on societies and economies, across the world.
While Africa has shown strong leadership in addressing the health impact of COVID-19, pre-existing vulnerabilities, further magnified by the pandemic, have destabilized lives and livelihoods on an unprecedented scale. Youth, women and forcibly displaced populations continue to be disproportionately impacted. The longer the crisis lasts, its impact will erode the hard-won gains of decades of economic and human development, increasing the fragility of many African states.
Against this backdrop, and acting in its capacity as the Champion of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa, Egypt will organize the Second Edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, titled:
Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better.