FROM STRATEGIC PLANNING TO IMPLEMENTATION - Cameroun operationalizes the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
28 January 2020
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.