Applying a nexus approach to transcend the humanitarian-development divide

How differently do we need to work to leave no one behind?

Understanding and acting on the links between humanitarian, development and peace actions can help to better address and reduce needs. The European Development Days are a great opportunity to discuss the humanitarian-development-peace nexus at the EU level and to foster exchanges between NGOs and the EU. This session will focus on offering different perspectives on the enablers and pitfalls of nexus programming and on how to reduce vulnerabilities;strengthen national, regional and local capacities; avoid doing harm; build resilience; and address the root causes of crises. Representatives from NGOs, the EU and EU Member States from across the humanitarian, development and peace fields will have an open space to share their views on how to better operationalise the nexus in protracted, fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

Organised by


Kathrin Schick
Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE)
Sonya Reines-Djivanides
Executive Director
European Peacebuilding Liaison Office
Pedro Campo Llopis
Deputy Head of Cooperation
EU Delegation to Myanmar
Hugh MacLeman
Policy Advisor Crises and Fragility
Alda Cappelletti
Director of Programmes