"The humanitarian-development-peace nexus: lessons from the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin"
Venue: Department of Humanities, Room 112
Ora: 2.15 p.m.
The School of International Studies (SIS) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) present the first SIS/CEPS Annual Lecture:
The humanitarian-development-peace nexus: lessons from the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin
- Giovanni Faleg, Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
- Sara Lorenzini, School of International Studies
This lecture focuses on international approaches to address fragility, conflict and violence.
It analyzes the concept of “humanitarian-development-peace nexus”, and its implementation in two conflict regions in West Africa: the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin.
Dr. Faleg will describe the challenges and opportunities of a better operational link between the goals of sustainable development, humanitarian support and conflict prevention/peacebuilding, as well as political and security measures to support stability.
The lecture will focus, in particular, on the international community’s efforts to achieve stabilization, early recovery and resilience in Mali and North East Nigeria, while coping with the threat posed by violent extremism, namely Al-Qaeda affiliates and Boko Haram.
Conclusions will outline practical recommendations for the European Union and its Member States to effectively support the nexus, striking a balance between the need to devise country-specific solutions and invest in a regional approach, with the ultimate goal of giving people, especially new generations, the help they deserve.