Building regional disaster management capacity
4 December 2015
The Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) today launched two new publications which will help build Australia’s capacity to support natural disaster management in our region, and promote the principles of Women, Peace and Security in operations.
The South East Asian region is highly vulnerable to rapid onset natural disasters. Effective coordination between civilian, military and police agencies is critical to ensuring an effective response to disasters.
Asian Perspectives on Civil-Military-Police Relations and Coordination in Disaster Management provides practical insights into Asian perspectives on civil-military-police relations and coordination in disaster management in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Women, Peace and Security through Leadership provides a short collection of essays written by male military commanders, and civilian and police leaders who have embraced and promoted the principles of Women, Peace and Security in operations.
ACMC Executive Director Dr Alan Ryan said the new publications highlighted ACMC’s vital role in providing practical, up to date advice which informs the policy, doctrine and training of Australian civilian, military and police agencies.
“The ACMC booklet on Asian Perspectives on Civil-Military-Police Relations and Coordination in Disaster Management will be an essential guide for practitioners to help them understand local perspectives and current frameworks that exist to support disaster management in our region,” Dr Ryan said.
“Similarly, our collection of personal reflections from senior leaders on Women, Peace and Security showcases their experience in how operational effectiveness is enhanced through incorporating gender perspectives in mission outcomes.”
The ACMC is a government initiative to support the development of national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas. The ACMC Research and Publications program supports this mission through enhancing education and knowledge sharing amongst stakeholders.
Senior representatives from across government and academia attended the publication launch. The publications are available at www.acmc.gov.au
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