Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF)

28 April 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Expert Debate
This format includes the presentation and discussion of emerging topics and trends, new and fresh approaches and ideas by guests who are experts in their field, with lots of space for active engagement of and discussions with the participants of the session.
Virtual Session 15

Conflict Prevention in Fragile Contexts: The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

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.


Dr Chukwuemeka Eze
West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Ghana
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Lena Kainz
Federal Foreign Office, Germany
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Theophilus Ekpon
Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA), Nigeria
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