On 11 September, ICVA and PHAP organized the fifth and final session in the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. After having explored how the three main types of actors in this nexus view the current processes and discussions, it was discussed on how donors are approaching the issue.

The event featured Barbara Lecq from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Hugh Macleman from the OECD, and Barnaby Willits-King from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and focused in on questions such as:

  • How would donors like to see humanitarian, development, and peace work coming together in all phases of the programming cycle – including assessments, planning, prioritization, programming, and funding allocations?
  • How do donors view the humanitarian principles, the SDGs, and UN reform in this context?
  • How are donors considering to reform their own funding behaviors to enable the changes they would like to see? 


Hugh Macleman Hugh Macleman Policy Advisor & Head of the INCAF Secretariat, Crises and Fragility, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
Barbara Lecq Barbara Lecq Protracted Crises Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Barnaby Willitts-King Barnaby Willitts-King Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Angharad Laing Angharad Laing Executive Director, PHAP
Melissa Pitotti Melissa Pitotti Director of Policy, ICVA

Recordings and follow-up

Event recording (YouTube - faster loading time)

Event recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality)

Event recording (audio podcast)

Recommended resources

During the event the following resources and websites were mentioned by speakers and participants:

Target audience and event access

All practitioners interested in humanitarian policy issues, but particularly targeted to NGO staff.

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 last 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 2.6 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program