The DAC recommendation on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (HDP Nexus) calls for collaboration, coherence and complementarity in order to increase the collective outcome of the combined efforts of different actors, particularly in fragile and conflict contexts. The Nexus approach postulates a focus on prevention and draws on the comparative advantage of each field for fostering self-reliance and resilience based on people’s needs, risks and vulnerabilities. While the DAC recommendation provides general guidance and a set of principles as a reference for collective engagement in fragile contexts, challenges for practical implementation remain. This applies especially for the primacy of conflict prevention across all pillars of the HDP nexus.
The session will discuss the practical implications of the nexus approach from different perspectives, both across the HDP spectrum and a diversity of relevant stakeholders – external and domestic, state and non-state actors.