It's the 25 Year Anniversary of United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination. Disaster coordination has come a long way: http://ow.ly/C9Gl30iuVi8
Photos from the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Senior Leader Seminar of Exercise Cobra Gold. Participants of the HADR portion were invited from several different nations including the Kingdom of Thailand, the United States, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia and the Republic of Korea as well as numerous civil organizations.
Director Martin and other CFE-DM staff join partners from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, AHA CENTRE, UN OCHA Pacific, Singapore’s Changi Regional HADR Coordination Centre, and Malaysian Armed Forces in HADR discussions during Exercise Cobra Gold.
UN OCHA Pacific released their by-month 2017 year in review detailing the crises that struck Asia in 2017.
The first Humanitarian Assistance Response Training course of the year concluded on Ford Island, Hawaii, Feb. 8. Otherwise known as HART, the course is the Center's flagship training program and contributes greatly to the success of U.S. military support to disaster relief missions by preparing U.S. military commanders and staffs to respond during civilian-led HADR missions. The course includes lectures, panels, hands-on exercises and a culmination scenario on the final day.
CFE-DM Director Joseph Martin welcomes Maj. Gen. Dato' Hj Roshaimi bin Zakaria, Assistant Chief of Staff, Defence Planning Division, Malaysia Armed Forces, and Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn, Commander, Washington Air National Guard, to the Center for an overview of CFE-DM programs and roundtable discussion Feb. 8.
CFE-DM's Ryan McGovern and Dr. Alberto Morales, Jr. attend the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week - HNPW held at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland Feb. 5-9. The event brings together experts in crisis preparedness and response from a diversity of organizations – including member states, UN agencies, NGOs, civil protection, the private sector or academia – and countries in a common space where discussions focus on identifying solutions to humanitarian challenges.
This week 70 participants from 17 nations attended the 12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in Honolulu.
This week 70 participants from 17 nations attended the 12th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster... Relief in Honolulu.
Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Command provided opening remarks at the meeting which was co-chaired by Malaysia and the United States at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Attending the meeting were representatives from nine ASEAN countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Also attending were: eight “plus” countries including the United States, Australia, Japan, India, Russia, China, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea; the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre); and, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA);
The meetings focused on advancing ASEAN HADR capabilities including the ASEAN Militaries Ready Group on HADR and improving civil-military coordination mechanisms during HADR Operations.
Director Martin hosted Thai Maj. Gen. Petcharat Limprasert, director of the Office of Civil Affairs, Office of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence - Thailand, at the CFE-DM headquarters building on Ford Island, Hawaii, Jan. 30. The staff spoke on numerous potential upcoming collaboration projects in disaster management.
Cisco discusses "4 ways technology can help us respond to disasters." For a closer look at the work Cisco TacOps performs during disasters, find a piece on Typhoon Haiyan in the latest Liaison Journal: http://bit.ly/2mu7H3q
Technological innovation is bringing digital solutions to sectors that have previously lacked access to technology, including the non-profit community.
Information sharing remains vital for civil-military coordination in disaster response; this publication provides procedural guidelines for response in ASEAN nations.
A free online course from our partners at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster.
The Disaster Management Reference Handbook for Sri Lanka is available! The handbooks offer an operational understanding of a nation's disaster management capability and vulnerability, with detailed information on demographics; hazards; government structure; regional and international assistance; infrastructure; laws and guidelines; risks and vulnerabilities; and other areas vital to a comprehensive disaster management knowledge base: http://bit.ly/21xS1sk
DMC Srilanka Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Sri Lanka Red Cross -Colombo Branch U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka Health Sector Disaster Managers Forum Sri Lanka World Health Organization South-East Asia Region - WHO SEARO JICA Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology - Sri Lanka USAID - US Agency for International Development World Food Programme
It has been a busy year here at CFE-DM. To see summaries of what we accomplished in 2017, head to our "Event Overview and Summary Reports" section.