Perspectives of peacebuilding actors in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
On 19 July, PHAP and ICVA organized an online event exploring how peace actors see their role in the nexus – including both what humanitarian and development actors can learn from peacebuilding and how peacebuilding efforts can better work towards shared outcomes with other actors in the nexus.
This fourth session of the learning stream on the "nexus," featured Scott Weber of Interpeace, who provided an overview of peacebuilding work in ongoing emergency contexts. Anna Chernova shared some of the experiences of Oxfam and how they have been integrating peacebuilding in their work as a multi-mandated organization. Rabia Nusrat of International Alert also shared her perspectives on how humanitarian organizations interact with peacebuilding in emergency contexts in Asia.
Event recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality)
Event recording (audio podcast)
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.
Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Oxfam UK
Regional Projects Manager, International Alert
Executive Director, PHAP
Director of Policy and Programmes a.i., ICVA
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During the event additional resources were mentioned by speakers and participants. For recommended resources added on this topic, you can go here.
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 fourth 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
Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
The event will address some aspects of segments 1.4, 1.5, 2.7, and 2.8 of the certification assessment outline.