Private Sector Challenge Report

The Private Sector Challenge Report by the Humanitarian Futures Programme

The Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) has supported the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) of King’s College ...

Rear Admiral Thorsten Kähler

Rear Admiral Thorsten Kähler visits ACMC

On Thursday 25 September, the ACMC hosted a delegation from Germany’s Ministry of Defence led by Rear Admiral Thorsten Kähler – Deputy Director Military Policy. The delegation consisted of Mr Sammi Sandawi, LTCOL Jan Skultety, LTCOL Carsten Knorr, LCDR Andreas Scheiba, CAPT Michael Klein and RADM Kähler. RADM Kähler was interested in the ACMC’s role […]

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ACMC hosts the Bangladesh National Defence College

The ACMC hosted a visit from the Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC). The 27-member delegation consisted of senior course members at the Colonel-Brigadier (06-07) level and was led by Air Vice Marshal M Sanaul Huq. The course members are from the Bangladesh armed services and government civilians, the Nigerian armed services and the Indian Army. […]

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National Action Plan 2014 Progress Report

2014 Progress Report on the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012–2018

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website has released the 2014 Progress Report on the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012–2018.. Please click here to download.

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Civil-Military Occasional Paper 02/2014 – The Links Between Security Sector Reform and Development

Executive Summary This paper explores the relationship between security and development, with a focus on how different types of violence inhibit development in fragile and conflict-affected states. This paper is based upon a comprehensive literature review of separate pieces of research including academic studies, datasets and policy analysis. It explores statistics and figures that illustrate […]

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ACMC Newsletter – July 2014

Inside this issue: Exercise RIMPAC: response agencies participate in a large-scale, live exercise in the Pacific region Conference of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres Exercise TALISMAN SABRE – Perspectives from a planning conference Civil-Military Forum, Wellington, New Zealand Recommended Readings  

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HPG  Final Report

Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector – Final report

The private sector has long been a major contributor to humanitarian action and are increasingly at the forefront of humanitarian response, whether as a partner, donor or producer of goods and services for people in need. Based on research in Kenya, Jordan, Indonesia and Haiti, Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business […]

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Communication and Complex Emergencies Project publications

Communication and Complex Emergencies Project

The Communication and Complex Emergencies Project is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC). The project’s main objectives are to highlight the role of communication, including new and social media, in complex emergencies and in support of humanitarian assistance. The work focuses on ‘what […]

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Hervé Ladsous

UN Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous discusses New Challenges and Priorities for UN Peacekeeping

On 17 June 2014 at the Brookings Institute, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Hervé Ladsous, Head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, discussed the New Challenges and Priorities for UN Peacekeeping. Of particular relevance to ACMC and our stakeholders are: 1. Strategic Partnerships and Relationships “There is a greater demand for coherence and inter-operability and, […]

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Women, Peace and Security: An Introductory Manual

As part of our responsibilities under Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, the ACMC has funded and provided technical subject matter expertise for the Women, Peace and Security: An Introductory Manual, launched today by the Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley and Ms Julie McKay, Executive Director UN Women and Gender […]

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