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The Triple Nexus: Threat or Opportunity for the Humanitarian Principles?2020-08-10T16:02:06+02:00

The Triple Nexus: Threat or Opportunity for the Humanitarian Principles?

Date: 14.05.2020
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Location: online

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We are pleased to invite you to our CHA webinar:

The Triple Nexus: Threat or Opportunity for  the Humanitarian Principles?

This webinar and publication of the discussion paper form part of a series of events surrounding the CHA research project The Triple Nexus in Practice. Based on the CHA paper “The Triple Nexus – Threat or Opportunity for the Humanitarian Principles?” authored by Marc DuBois, we invite you to join us in a discussion of the inherent challenges as well as possible chances the strengthening of ties between humanitarian, development and peace actors poses to principled humanitarian action.

Does the Triple Nexus provide the humanitarian community with the opportunity for a long overdue introspection and possible reform of the humanitarian principles? Are the threats and compromises inscribed into joining efforts with peace and development actors too severe for the integrity of humanitarian organisations and more importantly for their ability to serve affected people? The paper argues that “using non-negotiable principles as a ‘get-out-of-the-Nexus-free card’ actually replicates the problem it seeks to avoid” and therefore opts for a people-centred approach emanating from the first humanitarian principle: humanity.

We are looking forward to a lively discussion with:

  • Marc DuBois (Consultant, Senior Fellow at SOAS, ex-Director MSF-UK, London, UK)
  • Dabagaï Dabagaï (Country Director, Action Contre la Faim, ACF Mali, Bamako, Mali)
  • Intervention: Christian M. Huber (Advisor for Humanitarian Affairs/IHL, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Berlin, Germany)
  • Moderation: Andrea Steinke (Research Fellow, Centre for Humanitarian Action, Berlin, Germany)

Please register here by May 11. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The discussion paper authored by Marc DuBois can be read here.