Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model

Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model outlines key civil-military coordination mechanisms in Asia and how these are activated during disaster response, in line with regional and global frameworks and guidance.

The publication provides clear guidance to policy makers, practitioners and those involved in disaster preparedness, on the national coordination architecture and mechanisms for managing international assistance in five priority countries, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and the Philippines.

A resource for regional organisations, national disaster management authorities, government agencies with a role in disaster management and international disaster assistance, military, civil defence and police organisations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, NGOs and  UN agencies, will support all actors planning for and/or responding to disasters in the five priority countries.

Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model  is the result of a collaboration between the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG).

Timeline of Key Events from 2014 through to 2017The publication is linked to the work of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific.

Formed in 2014, the RCG acts as a multi-stakeholder, regional forum that brings together humanitarian, civilian and military actors involved in preparing for and responding to disasters in the region. The RCG’s overall objective is to strengthen the linkages between preparedness and response, within a framework where these are treated as two phases of one cohesive approach rather than as discrete processes.

The RCG serves to facilitate the exchange of information, innovative ideas and good practices related to humanitarian civil-military coordination, and strengthens linkages with other relevant platforms including Regional Organisations and the Global Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination.

Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model is a living document and will be regularly updated by the RCG Secretariat to ensure it remains relevant and continues to reflect operational realities.

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