As part of its ongoing efforts to provide members of the Community of Practice with valuable professional development information, the Global Reading Network (GRN) offered two webinars in July 2017 spotlighting the topic of early grade reading in fragile states, an increasingly important topic globally. The first webinar aired on July 5, 2017. Susan Hisch-Ayari from Creative Associates International presented on the opportunities and challenges around implementing reading programs in fragile states. Margaret Sinclair from USAID's Education Crisis and Conflict Network was the discussant. Listeners had the opportunity to submit questions to the speakers. .