The ACMC hosted a Civil-Military Leaders’ Workshop with the theme ‘Civil-Military Coordination – New Challenges and New Partners’ from 9–12 June 2015 in Canberra. Key topics included multinational coordination, factors for consideration by senior mission leaders, responses to new threats, new partnerships, preparedness, cross-cutting themes, and the future of civil-military-police interaction.
Fifty-five Australian and international senior leaders from twenty-two countries participated, with representation from the military, police, civil society, government, non-government and private sector.
This Insights Paper summarises participants’ key observations, which includes best practice learnings from recent case studies. Discussions drew on emergency responses including the Malaysian floods, the Christchurch earthquake, selected United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions, the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the loss of Malaysian Airlines’ flights MH370 and MH17, the Nepal earthquake, Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands floods.
The CMLW was conducted under the Chatham House rule. Comments are not attributed to any specific person or position.
To download the Insights Paper click here.