HNPW Session: Humanitarian Development Collaboration Linkages to Peace Enabling Adaptive and Transformational Change through Joint Programming
This session, hosted by the IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian Development Collaboration, will showcase the work that is being undertaken by the IASC, led by different organisations,towards ramping up humanitarian and development collaboration. It will be an opportunity to:
- Explore the peace pillar of the Nexus, key areas of work and potential ways for humanitarian agencies to engage in peacebuilding efforts in humanitarian crisis contexts.
- Share learning, key enablers and challenges in working across the Nexus from the field, with specific emphasis on what needs to be adapted in relation to coordination, programming, decision making, and financing, among other.
The facilitated panel discussion will provide an opportunity for humanitarian networks to better understand the latest developments and priority areas of work of IASC ResultsGroup 4 on Humanitarian Development Collaboration. It will also allow humanitarian networks to plug in their inputs and contribution to collectively developing the overall nexus approach.
Nexus priority topic session leads, representatives of key humanitarian and development stakeholders at global and country levels, any other organisation orparticipants (including academia and donors) working or interested in humanitariand evelopment collaboration and linkages to peace.
27 April 2021, 08:00-09:30 (EDT) / 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Moderators: Ms. Rachel Scott, RG4 co-Chairs/UNDP; Ms.Marta Valdes Garcia, RG4 co-Chair, OXFAM;
14:00-14:05 Introduction and housekeeping
Marta Valdes Garcia/Rachel Scott: The event is part of ongoing work streams under the leadership of IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian Development Collaboration which focuses on strengthening links and synergies between humanitarian and development actions/programmes, with linkages to peace as relevant, with a view to maximizing long-term impact while safeguarding humanitarian space and principles.
Marta/Rachel: Rules of engagement
14:05-14:15 Setting the stage and overview
Introduce the topic by providing an overview of the IASC’s normative work and key outputs in the Results Group 4 (and possibly 5 regarding financing the nexus).
Outline expected outcomes: 1) Improved understanding among wider humanitarian networks on the thrust of the IASC’s work on the HDP nexus approach, including the current challenges and opportunities; 2) Showcasing specific nexus initiatives (both within and among agencies) that are good practice; 3) Allow the gathering of suggestions from humanitarian network on key aspects to further develop to support the work across the Nexus;4) Allow humanitarian networks to engage with the RG4 co-chairs and panelists on other ongoing efforts and provide the opportunity to make linkages for future cooperation.
Panelist 1 (IOM/Mr. Julius Jackson FAO): Presentation on the IASC Issue Paper: Exploring peace within the Humanitarian-Development- Peace Nexus (HDPN)
Broadcast the 3 minute video on the paper, followed by a joint presentation by IOM and FAO who co-led the drafting efforts on the issue paper which, among other things, outlines how humanitarian actors can ensure context and conflict analysis and conflict-sensitivity in their own programming.
Panelist 2 (Marie Christine Cormier, Save the Children, Consortium Manager Resilience and social cohesion program in Liptako-Gourma)
Challenges, opportunities,enablers of adopting an HDP nexus approach in the field from an NGO perspective. Particular emphasis on challenges and opportunities to improve strategic alignment, coordination and collaborations among development, humanitarian and when relevant peace actors, while maintaining humanitarian principles and space. Key reflection on the Nexus and the localization agenda.
Panelist 3 (Ms. Pia Hussein OCHA): Lessons and Emerging good practice: initial results of the consultation with a set of countries on good practices in working across the Nexus.
Panellist 4 (Ms. Rebecca Richard WFP): Measuring WFP’s Peace Performance: Early Considerations People centred and Resilient Recovery Challenges, opportunities, enablers from a development view point WFP to present findings of its internal study that looks at measuring the impact and relationship between a dual-mandated organization and its effects on peace outcomes. This is an exercise that is useful for many other humanitarian organizations to emulate and undertake as part of the commitment to the HDP nexus approach.
Moderated discussion with panelists
- What are the 3 things that need to be done to fully operationalize the HDP nexus approach in the field?
- What role can other humanitarian networks play, and what needs to be done by development and peace actors?
15:10-15:25 Q&A with humanitarian networks
Invite humanitarian networks to engage with the RG4 co-chairs and panelists on other ongoing efforts and provide the opportunity to make linkages for future cooperation
15:25-15:30 Summary, way forward and closing
Marta/Rachel to outline RG4 forward looking agenda and key deliverables.