FROM STRATEGIC PLANNING TO IMPLEMENTATION - Cameroun operationalizes the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

The rollout of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus will achieve greater impact in crisis-affected regions.

Today there is a recognition that humanitarian development and peacebuilding efforts are complementary and that they should reinforce each other.  Development institutions and long-term socioeconomic approaches are needed to prevent economic losses, the impact of disasters, violent conflict, and to reduce humanitarian needs, sustain peace, and eliminate poverty.   The Task Force on Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in Cameroun, composed of representatives from the Government, UN Agencies, international and national NGOs, and technical and financial partners, has identified one collective outcome intended to reduce the needs, risks and vulnerabilities that the Government, humanitarian actors and development actors want to achieve by 2024, to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals in crisis-affected areas.

“By the end of 2024, the population living in areas of convergence in the Far North, East, Northwest, and Southwest regions indiscriminately recover their fundamental rights and improve their physical well-being and social welfare.”

Recognizing the commitment of ‘leaving no one behind,’ the rollout of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in crisis-affected regions, will achieve greater impact by responding to immediate needs, whilst building resilience of the most vulnerable people. (Returned internally displaced persons, repatriated or locally integrated refugees and their host, enhancing food security, preventing conflict and disasters, reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected regions.)   Packages of intervention are regrouped into three main pillars:

•    Protection, social cohesion, local governance

•    Basic social services

•    Sustainable livelihoods and economic opportunities

The humanitarian, development, and peace actors will converge, coordinate and synchronize their interventions in selected areas, based on specific criteria and crisis dynamics, and on a sequential approach taking into account the ability and potential to achieve consolidated results. Joint action plans will be developed for each of the selected areas of convergence to ensure the coherence and coordination of all humanitarian, development, and peace building actions are implemented in these areas.


To learn more about the Nexus, watch Rose's story. English version

Pour apprendre plus sur le Nexus, regardez l'histoire de Rose. Version Française



UN entities involved in this initiative
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Labor Organization
International Organization for Migration
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Office for Project Services
United Nations Volunteers
World Food Programme
World Health Organization
Other entities involved in this initiative
World Bank
World Bank