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, this event focused on how donors are approaching the issue. How would they like to see the relationship between these actors in the different phases of the programming cycle? How do they view the humanitarian principles, the SDGs, and UN reform in this context? How are they considering changing their own funding mechanisms to enable these changes?
The event featured Hugh Macleman from the OECD, who provided an overview of OECD/DAC members’ approaches and perspectives on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. Barbara Lecq from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) discussed DFID’s perspective on the “nexus” and the main issues that need to be addressed in the current way that humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding is being financed and carried out. Barnaby Willits-King, from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), provided an overview of how “non-traditional” donors are approaching questions related to the “nexus”.
If you missed the event, you can now find the audio and video recordings of the presentations and Q&A session at phap.org/11sep2018
Learning stream on humanitarian financing
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 have organized on the topic. 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.