Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

ASEAN Regional Forum Defence Officials Dialogue 18 March 2010 Regional Responses to Disaster Relief: Civil Military Cooperation & Coordination COLONEL.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "ASEAN Regional Forum Defence Officials Dialogue 18 March 2010 Regional Responses to Disaster Relief: Civil Military Cooperation & Coordination COLONEL."— Presentation transcript:

1 ASEAN Regional Forum Defence Officials Dialogue 18 March 2010 Regional Responses to Disaster Relief: Civil Military Cooperation & Coordination COLONEL Andrew Plant Australian Defence Force

2 Overview Australian context Case study OP Sumatra Assist Enhancing civil-military operations Next steps

3 Australian Context Whole-of-government effort Non-Defence lead – extensive consultation and coordination Domestic lead: Attorney-General / Emergency Management Australia International lead: Foreign Affairs / AusAID

4 Australian Context Whole-of-government effort Non-Defence lead – extensive consultation and coordination Domestic lead: Attorney-General / Emergency Management Australia International lead: Foreign Affairs / AusAID Multi-agency, joint, international effort Host Government request Multinational / Non-Government presence

5 Case Study – Op Sumatra Assist 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami Fourth largest earthquake of recent times people killed homes destroyed people lost their livelihood Scale of response unprecedented - civilian and military agencies from many nations responded

6 Case Study – Op Sumatra Assist Defence Role Provided humanitarian assistance at request of Indonesian Government. Defence assistance was part of a multi-agency whole-of- government effort.

7 Case Study – Op Sumatra Assist Assistance included Engineering teams Medical teams HMAS KANIMBLA (Amphibious Landing Platform) Helicopters, engineering equipment, reconstruction stores

8 Case Study – Op Sumatra Assist Outcomes included: 3700 medical treatments (AVH) 70 aero-medical evacuations 1200 tonnes of humanitarian aid distributed by air 1700 large drains cleared 1000m of road cleared

9 Lessons Learned Supporting Host Nation efforts On request and with agreement of Host Nation Step-by-step complementation of Host Nation needs and requirements Respect Host Nation sovereignty Supporting Contribution Nations efforts Leverage existing relationships to achieve outcomes This facilitates inter-agency cooperation and longer-term recovery

10 Enhancing Civil-Military Operations Agreements, guidelines and procedures Resources to support planning and conduct Education and training Training courses Conferences and seminars Exercises

11 Enhancing Civil-Military Operations Agreements, guidelines and procedures Resources to support planning and conduct Education and training Training courses Conferences and seminars Exercises Common understanding and enhanced responses Recognition of the first response capabilities of the regions militaries

12 Next Steps Improve disaster response time/capacity Promote common understanding of disaster response procedures for ARF members and gain better understanding of our respective capabilities. The ARF Strategic Guidance on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. The ARF Disaster Relief Mapping Service

13 Questions


Download ppt "ASEAN Regional Forum Defence Officials Dialogue 18 March 2010 Regional Responses to Disaster Relief: Civil Military Cooperation & Coordination COLONEL."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google