‘Towards A Global Revitalized Multi – Stakeholders Partnership for SDGs’
The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Collaboration/The HDP ‘Nexus’
13 March 2022 | Novotel World Trade Centre, UAE
With a different theme for DIHAD every year, it was agreed that a pre-DIHAD workshop would be organized in alignment with the main theme of the Conference to introduce participants to the topic from the perspective of the multilateral humanitarian system.
This 18th edition of the pre-DIHAD workshop aims to discuss the “SDG17, Partnerships and Cooperation for Sustainable Development”; the role of partnerships and collaborative work in the “Humanitarian-Development-Peace Collaboration, the HDP Nexus” by bringing technical experts to share their experiences and lessons learned with the group of professional participants who would be interested in expanding their knowledge and engage in the discussion.
The new 2030 Agenda with the 17 (SDGs) builds on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); it is a renewal of commitment to complete what was not achieved or went off track by providing more focused and improved assistance to the least developed countries and other countries in special situations.
The achievement of the 2030 Agenda set out an ambitious and transformational vision that requires absolute dedication and engagement by all stakeholders. The 17 interlinked and integrated SDGs and 169 associated targets require multi-stakeholder partnerships that will enable achieving the Goals by the year 2030. Implementing this Agenda requires a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all stakeholders.
The 2030 Agenda recognizes the need to build links between all factors: development, humanitarian response, and peace and security. Thus, a growing emphasis is placed on the Nexus approach to sustainable development, seeking to build synergies from these links without which the SDGs will not be realized and will be at risk.
The overall ambition of the Nexus approach, the Humanitarian-Development and Peace Collaboration is to reduce humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability. Humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors recognize that development assistance has to be scaled up in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, especially with the increasing humanitarian needs and diminishing resources to address them; they need to better connect their joint analysis, planning and programming with longer term development efforts. Henceforth, it is agreed to adopt a Common Framework for all actors to target the most vulnerable and shift towards systematically reducing need, risk and vulnerability particularly in protracted crises and where context allows.
UNOCHA Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda
Session I: What does the HDP “Nexus” Mean and Why Engage in the Nexus?
- Recommendations and guidance explaining why the ‘Nexus’ and how we should engage in it.
- What Nexus means operationally: roll-out of HDP collaboration at country level.
- The COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan: most recent embodiment of joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate.
Session II: Progress and Achievements in HDP Nexus Approach: The Collective Outcomes
- Operational guidance on how to strengthen HDP collaboration around collective outcomes or priority areas for collaboration.
- Strategic planning processes (HRP, ISF, UNSDCF) to advance HDP collaboration.
- Good Practices and how to reflect HDP in the Humanitarian Program Cycle HPC; lessons from the field.
Session III: Challenges and Opportunities: Financing the HDP Nexus
- Identifying financing strategies that generate predictable funding: financial instruments needed for strengthened HDP collaboration.
- Advancing nexus collaboration while preserving humanitarian space.
- Examples from the field of how humanitarian partners have continued learning and adapting their programmes and service delivery to an operational context that is still strongly influenced by the pandemic and its secondary impacts to ensure that COVID-19 related and other assistance reaches those in need.