Building Bridges: The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in Practice. Brussels, Belgium

  • 13 Nov 2019
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  • 13 Nov 2019
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One of the dawning realities of our time is that conflicts are often not short-lived; they have become increasingly protracted.

People are uprooted and forced from their homes for years – sometimes decades. Many countries face increasingly complex and interlinked humanitarian crises. This requires the aid and development sectors around the world to focus on strengthening resilience and address both immediate and long-term needs in a more coherent way.

GIZ will share its experience with ‘Transitional Development Assistance’ (TDA), which is shaping transitions and acts as a bridge between immediate, medium- and long-term measures, and contributing to strengthening resilience. In doing so, TDA creates a dynamic link between humanitarian aid and long-term development cooperation, providing the space to operationalise the Humanitarian-Development-Peace-Nexus.

  • This event will introduce two GIZ projects that showcase how humanitarian, development and peacebuilding aspects can complement each other.
  • The project “Building Resilience and Peaceful Coexistence in Chad” (PRCPT) will showcase how strengthening resilience, building livelihoods and contributing to peace can work in sync through a comprehensive project approach.
  • The “Local Initiative Fund in Turkey” (LIFT) highlights how EU Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO) complements GIZ’s Community Centres and Local Initiatives Project (CLIP), through localising funds and focusing in particular on vulnerable and at-risk groups with distinct protection needs.

The presentation of the projects will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience.


  • Manuel Fuerstos, Sector Planner for Transitional Development and Aid Projects, Germany, GIZ
  • Kristina Maria Willebrand, Head of Project, Turkey, GIZ
  • Johanna Dicklberger, Project Advisor, Chad, GIZ

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