Demystifying the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus


At the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, the UN and World Bank committed to a “new way of working” to transcend the humanitarian-development divide.  Since then, the concept has been considered in the context of UN reform and the “triple nexus” – the nexus between humanitarian, development, and – when appropriate – peace. Despite the many discussions, workshops and briefing papers, many NGOs and partners are yet to grapple with what this means for affected persons, the system as a whole, and NGOs.  

ICVA’s third online Learning Stream will provide a better understanding on the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus. The learning stream will specifically provide NGO staff, including field, policy and HQ staff an opportunity to:

  1. raise awareness on the global-level policy discussions on the triple nexus of humanitarian-development-peace,
  2. explore what avenues are available to humanitarian actors to engage and be a part of the discussions and what policy feedback needs to take place at regional and local levels,
  3. understand what it is to work in the humanitarian-development and peace nexus,
  4. who are the actors working in these three sectors, how do you build synergies, how do humanitarian NGOs engage with these actors and what are the avenues. 
  5. understand and unpack the challenges, the risks and opportunities for principled and effective humanitarian action, especially at the country and regional levels when working in the nexus,
  6. better understand the efforts underway to navigate the nexus and the role of NGOs,
  7. identify and showcase country case studies where NGOs are already working in such a nexus and share lessons learned, best practices with the wider NGO and humanitarian community.

Webinars, held in partnership with PHAP, are open to anyone interested in improving their understanding of humanitarian coordination.


Keep an eye-out for more information on our next Learning Stream "Navigating Change" on ICVA's website.