The UN is currently undergoing reforms concerning its development, peace, and humanitarian work. On 8 June, PHAP and ICVA organized an online event exploring the various UN reforms that are currently being rolled out in relation to the humanitarian-development-peace nexus – including the repositioning of the UN development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, the restructuring of the UN peace and security pillar, and the shifting of the management paradigm in the UN.

This third session of the learning stream on the "nexus" featured Stanlake Samkange from the World Food Programme (WFP), who provided an overview of current UN reforms and how they relate to WFP's work. Mario Samaja, UN Resident Coordinator in Mauritania, will gave his views on how these reforms impact work at the country level and provide an update on the changes to the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) system. Following these two presentations, Gareth Price-Jones from CARE International provided an analysis of the current changes and the possible implications for NGOs. 


Mario Samaja Mario Samaja UN Resident Coordinator for Mauritania
Stanlake Samkange Stanlake Samkange Senior Director, Strategic Coordination and Support, World Food Programme (WFP)
Gareth Price-Jones Gareth Price-Jones Senior Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, CARE International


Angharad Laing Angharad Laing Executive Director, PHAP
Melissa Pitotti Melissa Pitotti Director of Policy and Programmes a.i., ICVA

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Target audience and event access

This event is relevant for anyone working in crisis response contexts seeking a stronger understanding of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, but is particularly targeted to those working in international and national NGOs. The event is also open to the public.

Learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

As part of the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, this event will be the third session of five live interactive online learning events that ICVA and PHAP will be organizing in the coming months. The purpose of these sessions is to provide NGOs and aid workers with a stronger understanding of the efforts to overcome the divide between the humanitarian, development, and – when appropriate – peace communities.

PHAP Credentialing Program

PHAP Credentialing Program

Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem

The event will address some aspects of segments 1.4, 1.5 and 3.1 of the certification assessment outline.

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