The Humanitarian – Development Nexus is high on the agenda. Again. Discussions about the Nexus lead to strong disputes within the humanitarian sector. Some humanitarian professionals argue they have been working with the Nexus for decades and that we just all should start working on it. Other humanitarian professionals, confronted with the Nexus debate, underline the differences between humanitarian action and development work, and stress the humanitarian principles. All argue the Nexus has been discussed for decades, but did not bring the desired results.
• What can we learn from the discussions of the past decades?
• Is the current context different?
• What are useful ways forward?
• And what is needed for this?
KUNO asked researcher Joanna Macrae to take stock of the ongoing debate and to look forward. This resulted in the research-paper ‘Linking Thinking’ Why it is so hard and what can we do about it? which you can read here.
KUNO kindly invites you to the presentation of the report ‘Linking Thinking’ on Friday 28 June.
Kick off by: Joanna Macrae.
First reactions are given by:
- Gerrit-Jan van Uffelen, Van Hall Larenstein University,
- Inge Leuverink, Cordaid.
After that, we would like to discuss the findings of the report and necessary next steps with all humanitarian professional present.
Register by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org