The Triple Nexus

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    Online (Asynchronous)



Module Overview:

Assess changing aid approaches to complex emergencies and fragile contexts

Understand the complexities and intricacies of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding policymaking

Critically analyse its implementation through case studies

Demonstrate an understanding of the power dynamics of different actors with a stake in the triple nexus.

Syllabus (indicative curriculum content):

Week 1: Introduction to the nexus
Week 2: Actors and stakeholders
Week 3: The moving parts: finance, localisation, partnership
Week 4: Disasters and conflict
Week 5: Development and LRRD: new wine in old bottles?
Week 6: Integration in the ‘war on terror’
Week 7: Joined up approaches to displacement
Week 8: The nexus in fragile states
Week 9: The Future of the HDP Nexus: Trends and Innovations
Week 10: concluding thoughts
Synchronous week: policy brief and essay writing workshop
Synchronous week: concluding thoughts and ways forward

Course Length (weeks):

10 Weeks

Duration of face to face teaching:

Not Applicable

Fully online learning option:



Essay and discussion boards participation