National Conversation on the Humanitarian Development: Peace NexusBeyond the Immediate North East Humanitarian Crisis
|Post date||Monday, 1 October, 2018 - 19:27|
|Content Themes||Resilience, Emergency Response, Early Recovery|
The tagline for the National Conversation on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus - Beyond the Immediate NE Humanitarian Crisis was Practical, Deliverable Solutions. A common refrain that resonated with participants throughout the week-long conversation was that this ground-breaking event needed to be the conduit for a new way of working, and not just a new way of talking… I trust that those who were able to join us in June 2018 and those who have continued to co-labour with us since, will agree that we achieved our ambitious aspiration.
High level representation from Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Office of the National Security Adviser, Military Personnel, State Government, International Financial Institutions, Donors, Heads of Development Cooperation, United Nations, Private Sector, CSOs, INGOs, NGOS and Community Leaders gathered at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja to put their heads together to co-create solutions to bridging the HDPN in the context of crisis. We gathered because Nigeria matters - not just to you and me but to the world. We assembled because PEOPLE are paramount - not statistics, not numbers, not the mobilisation of funds - but because of the faces on exhibit around the room and in the photo displays in the gallery walk; because of Tabatha the artist from Chibok whose art was on show wants you to LISTEN to her story as depicted in her creations; because of Fatima, Kashim, and the 80 or so young people, who congregated on Monday that week to exchange ideas; because of the children who’s lives’ and futures depend on the conversations that we started that week and will continue into the future; because of Nigeria’s role in regional and global stability.