Strengthening humanitarian civil-military coordination in the Asia-Pacific region

The ACMC in conjunction with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the United States Centre for Excellence in Disaster Management (CFE-DE) hosted the 8th session of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific in Hua Hin, Thailand from 1-3 December 2022.

RCG brings together humanitarian, civil and military actors and stakeholders, involved in disaster planning, preparedness and response.

ACMC is part of the co-secretariat of RCG, along with the UN OCHA and the CFE-DE .

ACMC’s Director International and Domestic Engagement, Ms Deahne Turnbull, delivered an opening address at the event.

“This was the first face to face RCG meeting for three years due to Covid-19. It was an important opportunity to exchange knowledge with stakeholders from 16 countries and other international and regional organisations, and to build an understanding of how various countries and organisations are finding innovative ways to enhance humanitarian civil-military coordination in the Asia-Pacific region,” Ms Turnbull said.

“A key focus of the three-day annual meeting was sharing information and best practice on climate change adaptation and implications for preparedness and civil-military coordination.”