The Humanitarian-Development Nexus Event Booklet for the 2019 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action presents the latest 2-day agenda, descriptions of all of the panels and communication on how to share news about the Annual Meeting.
At the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, there was agreement that the humanitarian system alone cannot address the magnitude and diversity of needs that result from humanitarian crises globally today. In order to address this, humanitarian, development and peace actors agreed to transcend the divide that exists between the sectors by taking on a New Way of Working (NWoW). This New Way of Working calls upon actors to work more "cohesively” in partnerships, capitalizing on their respective comparative advantage, to meet humanitarian needs and simultaneously reduce risks and vulnerabilities. This interlinkage between humanitarian action, sustainable development and conflict prevention or peacebuilding, has been referred to as the ‘’humanitarian-development nexus”. The aim of the “nexus” approach is to define collective outcomes that are based on a common analysis, prevention and response measures. Three years after the World Humanitarian Summit, where do we stand as humanitarian child protection actors vis-à-vis the nexus? What progress, if any, have we made in terms of operationalizing the "nexus" approach for child protection? What challenges have we faced and what have we learned? These and other questions will guide this year’s Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. We look forward to sharing experiences, elaborating upon the "nexus" together and identifying what we can do in future to strengthen our collective work.