Conference on Supporting Local Actors Across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

October 5 - 6, 2023 | UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo Credit: Sri Lanka Red Cross


The two-day conference on Supporting Local Actors Across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus is co-organized by Denmark, IFRC, and USAID, taking place at the UN City in Copenhagen. The Conference is dedicated to addressing critical challenges within the humanitarian, development, and peace sectors.

The conference will focus on the following key objectives:

  1. Advancing coordination and collaboration across the HDP nexus.
  2. Strengthening the institutional capacities of local actors for sustainable solutions.
  3. Maximizing the effectiveness of existing funding streams.

With participants from across sectors and constituencies the Conference aims to develop a comprehensive agenda and actionable next steps to support local actors working across the HDP nexus.

Conference Livestream

Please find below a Microsoft Teams link for online participation. When accessing the link, please make sure to state clearly your name and the organisation that you are representing.

During the plenary sessions on both days, the link will be accessible, however it will not be possible to request the floor.

At the panel discussion on Friday 6 October, it will be possible to ask questions upon request. Please indicate in the chat if you would like to take the floor. The organisers will select questions according to the time available.

Keynote address

Dan Jørgensen

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy

Dan Jørgensen is the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy and has served as a member of the Danish Parliament for The Social Democratic Party since 2015. He holds a MSc in political science from Aarhus University, was a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2013 and has also served as Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries from 2013 to 2015 and as Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities from 2019 to 2022. Furthermore, he is the current Chair of IEA’s Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions.

Featured Lightning Talks

Gunjan Veda

Director, Collaborative Research, Policy and Practice, Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD)

Nabih Jabr

Under-Secretary General, Lebanon Red Cross

Fatima Imam

Executive Director, Rehabilitation- Empowerment and Better Health Initiative

Illya Kletskovskyy

Deputy Director General, Ukraine Red Cross

Ahmed Ibrahim Abdi

Convener, ASAL Humanitarian Network


John Jal Dak

Executive Director of Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT), Uganda

Sarah Rose

Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Localization, USAID

Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen

General Secretary, DanChurchAid

Dylan Winder

Humanitarian Director, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Patrick Duong

Global lead on Governance for Public Goods and Services, UNDP

Manuel Bessler

Grand Bargain Ambassador on localisation and quality funding

Ahmed Idris

Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross

Background Reading

Further Recommended Reading

● BMZ (n.d): The humanitarian-development-peace nexus in practice
● Danish Refugee Council (n.d.): Case study: A localized approach to nexus programming
● CDA Collaborative (2012): Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid
● ODI (2014): Politically smart, locally led development
● Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities and DanChurchAid (2019): The Triple Nexus, Localization, and Local Faith Actors: The intersections between faith,humanitarian response, development, and peace
● Danish Red Cross (2020): The Triple Nexus – Danish Red Cross Position Paper
● IASC (2020): Exploring peace within the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus
● SIDA (2020): Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (Guidance Note for SIDA)
● CARE (2021): Deploying a humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach
● IASC (2021): IASC Mapping of Good Practice in the Implementation of the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus Approaches
● Islamic Relief (2021): A review of triple nexus approach in discourse and in practice
● ODI (2021): Interrogating the evidence base on humanitarian localisation: a literature study
● Oxfam (2021): Transforming the Systems that Contribute to Fragility and Humanitarian Crises: Programming across the triple nexus
● Peace Direct (2021): Time to Decolonise Aid
● Tufts University and USAID (2021): Localization: A “Landscape” Report
● UNICEF (2021): Formative Evaluation of UNICEF Work to Link Humanitarian and Development Programming
● WHO (2021): A Guide to Implementing the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus for Health
● Denmark (2022): Evaluation of the Danish Support to Civil Society- Thematic Evaluation 3: Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus
● MSI (2022): Localization in Conflict Contexts
● USAID (2022): Localization at USAID: The Vision and Approach
● USAID (2022): Practitioners Toolkit: Humanitarian-Development Coherence
● USAID (2022): Programming Considerations for Humanitarian-Development-Peace Coherence
● Trocaire (2023): Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus Guidelines
● CARE (2023): Integrating Local Knowledge in Humanitarian and Development Programming: Perspectives of Global Women Leaders
● Peace Direct (2023): Transforming Partnerships in International Cooperation

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