ASEAN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Webinar 2020

On 29th September, Mr Christopher Chen, Associate Research Fellow, was invited to participate in the ASEAN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Webinar 2020. Hosted by the Office of Policy and Planning (OPP), Ministry of Defence (MOD), in collaboration with CFE-DM, USINDOPACOM, UN OCHA, Thai MOPH, the webinar sought to share experiences on civil-military coordination in response to the Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

He gave a presentation titled ‘Humanitarian Assistance in the Asia-Pacific during COVID-19’, which covered 3 main areas: 1) Challenges that governments and humanitarian personnel in the region face when trying to provide humanitarian assistance during a pandemic, 2) Ways that stakeholders can adapt to this ‘new normal’, 3) Key questions for the future.