Donor perspectives on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
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?
Event recording (Adobe Connect - higher quality)
Event recording (audio podcast)
Target audience and event access
All practitioners interested in humanitarian policy issues, but particularly targeted to NGO staff.
Policy Advisor & Head of the INCAF Secretariat, Crises and Fragility, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
Protracted Crises Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Executive Director, PHAP
Director of Policy, ICVA
- Jenks, Bruce and Jennifer Topping, “Financing the UN Development System: Pathways to Reposition for Agenda 2030”, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and United Nations MPTF Office, September 2017.
- Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD), “Humanitarian-development nexus workstream resources”.
- OECD, "International Network on Conflict and Fragility ”.
- OECD, "Humanitarian, development coherence: World Humanitarian Summit putting Policy into practice", The commitments into action series. 2017
During the event the following resources and websites were mentioned by speakers and participants:
- "Sweden's perspectives on the HDPN", ICVA, September 2018.
- "The 'Financing for Stability guidelines", OECD.
- Hugh MacLeman, Amira Malik Miller and Louise Marty, "Learning and recommendations report from Sweden's piloting of humanitarian-development-peace coherence in country programmes", OECD.
- "Beyond donorship: state humanitarian action as foreign policy ", ODI.
- Anna Koob, Inga Ingulfsen and Becky Tolson "Facilitating Financial Sustainability", May 30, 2018.
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
Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
The event will address some aspects of segments 1.4, 1.5, and 2.6 of the certification assessment outline.