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Triple Nexus in South Sudan: Learning from Local Opportunities

Centre for Humanitarian Action
Centre for Humanitarian Action
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South Sudan is a poignant case study for understanding the opportunities as well as the more controversial ideas within the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus. The characteristics of the protracted crisis in the country, its root causes and the long-standing experience with a pragmatic, integrated approach on community level make the Triple Nexus for local actors an interesting way forward. While an integrated Triple Nexus approach poses risks of instrumentalizing humanitarian action, humanitarian actors do not perceive humanitarian principles to be in danger in South Sudan. The call for more locally-led humanitarian action and the related localisation processes are further reasons to take the Triple Nexus idea seriously in this context where international agencies can learn from local actors and the latter’s capacities.