New Women Connectors attended the #SpringMeetings on reshaping development in Washington DC
Anila Noor, Managing Director representing New Women Connectors, attended the 2023 #SpringMeetings with other refugee leaders of the Global Refugee-led Network. This year, the event focused on tackling the most pressing issues facing our world today.
For a week, and under the umbrella of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, representatives from all countries gathered in Washington DC to debate on reshaping development.
These #SpringMeetings took place against a backdrop of multiple crises: growing debt burdens, rising inflation, poverty alleviation, and shared prosperity out of reach for many. This situation has been exacerbated by interlocking crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and an increase in extreme weather events.
Tackling the issues of worsening food insecurity and climate impacts in developing countries has been of great concern. There is broad recognition that the world must do more to support global public goods and address the scale of the development challenges facing the world.
During the meetings, community leaders met with delegates and donors, as well as staff from the WBG and IMF, to strengthen existing relationships, recognize collective progress and push for new solutions to development challenges.
In NWC, we believe in meaningful participation to work towards creating systemic changes in policy and practice that ensure communities from migration backgrounds, especially women, can fully exercise their rights to protection, services, and self-sufficiency.
Learn more about our training on meaningful participation here.