Strengthening the humanitarian-development collaboration was identified by donors, NGOs, crisis-affected States and other stakeholders as a top priority at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). Five years since the World Humanitarian Summit, there is an increasing body of experience in implementing nexus approaches. However, good practices and lessons learned generated at country level, do not have a platform to ensure knowledge transfer between country operations and/or at the global level.
The issue paper contributes to inter-agency reflections on what the Peace component of the HDPN might and can look like, with an emphasis on the possible engagement pathways along a peace spectrum within humanitarian action. This paper outlines how humanitarian actors can ensure context and conflict analysis and conflict-sensitivity in their own programming. The paper also provides clarity on the full spectrum of peace actions to contribute to improving the complementarity, coordination and/or collaboration between humanitarian, development and peace actions.