Since 2005, ROAP has worked with regional partners to tailor global guidance on humanitarian civil-military coordination (UN-CMCoord) to the regional context, to strengthen humanitarian civilian-military coordination for response preparedness, and ensure the enhanced predictability of civil-military coordination processes and platforms during a response.
Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific
In 2014, ROAP established the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on UN-CMCoord for Asia and the Pacific, which meets annually. The RCG now has five sub-groups focused on enhancing preparedness and cooperation in countries at a high risk of large-scale, sudden onset disasters in which foreign military assets are likely to support an international response. These are: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.
The RCG is a multi-stakeholder platform that acts as a regional forum to bring together the humanitarian, civilian and military actors involved in disaster response preparedness planning and disaster response in the region.
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Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Course for Asia and the Pacific
The United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) course for the Asia and Pacific region aims to promote appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military interactions in humanitarian emergencies through bolstered knowledge of and adherence to UN-CMCoord standards and principles. This includes the use of assets to better support the humanitarian community in providing emergency services to people-in-need.
The next course will be held on the U.S. Naval Hospital Ship (USNS) Mercy from 5 to 10 April 2018. The United States Pacific Fleet will generously host the event in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The course will prioritize nominations from national disaster management authorities, military, civil defense and police organizations, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, NGOs and UN agencies.