The aim of this research project is to provide an understanding of the civil-military coordination mechanisms that can be established as part of disaster response efforts in the Asia Pacific region. This will include how regional civil-military coordination guidance can be applied to inform disaster responses efforts. The project is linked to the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific, focusing on five countries that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
This project will be conducted by Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG), an Australian-based social enterprise which specialises in humanitarian civil-military coordination and protection.
The research will also benefit from a unique collaboration between HAG and three key civil-military players in the Asia-Pacific region, namely the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE).