ACMC highlighted its commitment to building civil-military coordination capacity across the Pacific region at the annual Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) annual conference in Sydney.
ACMC staff updated delegates on our activities and discussed new ways to work more effectively with non-government organisations and civil society.
“As the frequency and intensity of natural disasters increases across the Pacific, there is a growing requirement for military assistance, both domestic and foreign, to support civilian-led disaster response efforts,” Damian Eaton, ACMC Assistant Director Preparedness told the conference.
This year ACMC has supported disaster preparedness training and exercises in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Tonga. ACMC’s role included strengthening local civil-military coordination and engagement with civil society.