Within the framework of its activities on governance and institutional development in crisis contexts and conflict-affected countries, ESCWA's Cluster 6 on Governance and Conflict Prevention is organizing an expert group meeting on the concept of the humanitarian-development-peace triple nexus approach. The meeting aims to explore concrete ways of operationalizing this approach in conflict and fragile settings in the Arab region, including in the least developed countries (LDCs). It focuses on reinforcing national institutions and governance systems, supporting them to move beyond humanitarian aid dependency towards sustainable development and peacebuilding. It also aims to explore new ways of working within challenging contexts, particularly protracted conflicts and recurring crisis situations. The meeting will focus on enhancing institutional capacities and synergies among national actors in Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Mauritania, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria
This meeting has three main objectives:
- Assessing the opportunities and challenges of putting the triple nexus approach into practice in targeted conflict-affected countries and LDCs;
- Developing guiding principles for governments and relevant stakeholders on operationalizing the triple nexus approach;
- Building the institutional capacities of governments to implement the triple nexus approach in conflict and post-conflict/recovery phases.