ADH702 - Humanitarian - Development Nexus


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Online*

*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


*This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn


This unit provides a critical understanding of the nexus between relief, rehabilitation and development. It will explore the reasons for existing divisions, the resulting problems and the way this approach can undermine development gains and hinders resilience building. Learners will critically examine the international processes that led to a strengthened focus on the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (HDN), discourse around the HDN, related re-examination of international relief and development architectures, funding models and practices. We will draw upon critiques and case studies to critically analyse the concepts of an HDN in theory and on the ground and examine challenges and opportunities that the HDN poses for humanitarian and development practitioners.

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