The World Bank and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

On 24 May, ICVA and PHAP organized the second session of the learning stream on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, which explored the role of the World Bank when working in conflict situations and fragile contexts, and how their approach has changed since the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The event featured presentations  from Xavier Devictor and Hannah George on the World Bank's approach in such contexts. Moreover, Lauren Post from the International Rescue Committee and Thomas Jepson-Lay from Save the Children Somalia, shared their perspectives on engaging with the World Bank in complex settings.

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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.

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Xavier Devictor

Advisor, Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group, World Bank

Hannah George

Senior Communications Officer, Stakeholder Engagement Team, World Bank

Thomas Jepson-Lay

Humanitarian Director, Save the Children Somalia

Lauren Post

Policy & Advocacy Officer, International Rescue Committee



Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Melissa Pitotti

Director of Policy and Programmes a.i., ICVA


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 second 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
This event will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

The event will address some aspects of segments 1.4, 1.5, and 3.6 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

May 24th, 2018 11:30 AM   through   1:00 AM

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