The ACMC’s Research Program supports best practice in Australia’s civil-military processes, plans and capabilities in order for Australia to help prevent and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas. In developing its Research Program, the ACMC will incorporate contemporary knowledge and emerging concepts and ideas. The program undertakes practical research by partnering with government agencies, academic research institutions, international organisations and non-governmental organisations to identify and fill the most consequential gaps to help develop Australia’s civil-military capabilities for conflict and disaster management.
AusTender Multi-Use List to provide Research Services to the ACMC
All researchers who wish to undertake civil-military research for the ACMC need to be registered through AusTender in order to be eligible to respond to research requirements identified by the ACMC. The Approach to Market (ATM) will be opened on AusTender on 4 November 2013 and will remain open for consideration of applications for a period of at least two (2) years. More information is available here.
Briefs for Research Contracts 2014/15
The following briefs summarise four research projects recently commissioned by the ACMC. The contracts were sourced through the Research Multi-User List and informed by ACMC Research Advisory Council.
- The role of regional organisations in building national capacity for disaster risk management, Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution
- Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific: Cause for Concern? Dr Stephanie Koorey, RJ Networking
- The role of civil-military-police coordination in supporting durable solutions to displacement, Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution
- Asian perspectives on civil-military-police relations and coordination in disaster management, Dr Gloria Martinez and Beth Eggleston, Humanitarian Advisory Group.
ACMC Overview of Research 2013
The main themes of the ACMC research program for 2013-14 are:
- Prevention: identifying, understanding and addressing the causes of conflict and insecurity
- The private sector in conflict and disaster settings
- Civil-military issues in the Asia-Pacific region
- Strengthening protection of civilians and rule of law.
A PDF is available here, detailing 16 research projects that have been sourced from academic institutions, non-government organisations and think tanks in Australia and overseas. These projects aim to assist in the development of national civil-military capabilities for Australia, New Zealand and non-government stakeholders.
- The Private Sector Challenge Report by the Humanitarian Futures Programme
- The Prevention Toolbox: ACMC supports Oxford project on how to prevent mass atrocities
- Demobilisation and re-integration: Transitioning from combatants to entrepreneurs in post-conflict Bougainville
- ACMC funds new study on regional approaches to disaster management
- In Search of Common Ground: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
- Detention of non-state actors engaged in hostilities: the future law—summary report
Civil-Military Interaction Seminar Working Papers
- 01/2012 Disaster response: lessons from Christchurch Author: Jane Parfitt, General Manager, Christchurch City Council
- 02/2012 Conflict prevention in practice: from rhetoric to reality Author: Dr. Abidoun Williams, United States Institute for Peace
- 03/2012 Civil-military interaction and the future humanitarian action Author: Antonio Donini, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
- 04/2012 Rebuilding war-torn states: tomorrow’s challenges for post-conflict reconstruction Author: Graciana del Castillo, Macroeconomics Advisory Group & Columbia University
- 05/2012 Future directions in civil-military responses to natural disasters Author: Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution
We are always interested in hearing about recent research in the field of civil-military relations and encourage experts who may be interested in collaborative work to contact the ACMC Research manager via email: email@example.com.
Australian Civil-Military Centre
PO Box 7947
Canberra BC ACT 2610