17. Oktober 2024 – 28. November 2024

The Triple Nexus: Working together towards peace across sectors and fields

Who can register for this course?

The course is designed for practitioners from the humanitarian, development cooperation and peacebuilding/conflict transformation fields who are interested in exploring how to jointly work towards suistainable peace and development, thereby improving each of the individual approaches and enabling them to better address multi-faceted challenges in fragile contexts and contexts of conflict. We encourage practitioners from all three fields to register for this shared learning experience.

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a manageable size (a maximum of 20 participants). Register early to reserve your place!


In this highly interactive and participatory online training, we will look at the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, also called the 'triple nexus' - which is meant to improve the linkages between humanitarian aid, development cooperation, and peacebuilding. Together, we will explore how we can move organisations out of a mode of operating in isolation and 'only' focussing on their particular aspect of the Nexus. Participants will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to situate their work on the Nexus, plan, monitor and evaluate conflict sensitive projects and programmes and adapt their interventions towards greater contributions to peace, more cooperation and collaboration, as well as strategic planning and higher degrees of local ownership.


  • Creating joint understanding of Conflict Sensitivity as an entry-point to working on the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding Nexus

Exploring how:

  • To situate their own work/organisation on the Peacebuilding-Conflict Sensitivity Continuum as well as on the Nexus
  • Participants' own interventions can make a larger contribution to moving societies to a peaceful future
  • Different types of interventions can become well-alligned, well-coordinated, well-integrated and complementary
  • Humanitarian and developmental approaches can incorporate conflict elements, thus ensuring coherence
  • To achieve greater cooperation and collaboration between agencies, organisations, authorities and the general population, including longer-term strategic thinking even in short-term interventions, working on greater local owner- and leadership and sustainability of interventions

Key Concepts

  • Conflict Sensitivity (including Do No Harm)
  • Distinguishing Peacebuilding from Conflict Sensitivity
  • Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding Nexus
  • Working concepts and approaches of the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sector
  • Entry points for effective collaboration and cooperation across the sectors


The training will be practical, participatory and experience-based; the insights, existing skills and knowledge of both the facilitator and the participants will form an integral part of the process. It will be grounded in the principles of adult learning. The tools and methodologies used in the workshop will be practiced and applied to case studies and conflict contexts and projects the participants suggest and are familiar with (or that are their own contexts). Participants are invited to actively contribute to shaping the training content.

In the course, participants use a variety of tools, including a digital learning platform, a video conferencing tool, and an online whiteboard. Participants should therefore have a good internet connection (1 Mbit down/upload or better). A headset is highly recommended.


  • An additional 3-4 hours of individual and group work between the sessions per week, including written tasks
  • Development of individual action plans for how to work towards the goals of the Triple Nexus in the participants' work context

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate and become part of our alumni network.

Total expected weekly hours: 5 to 6 hours per week