|Coordinating Among International Organizations in Complex Emergencies (Trainer's Guide, Draft 1st Edition) (Complex Emergency Training Initiative - Disaster Management Training Programme, 80 p.)|
|PART 3: COORDINATION MECHANISM IN THE FIELD (1 HOUR)|
This listing of tests or conditions for the use of military and civil defense assets in humanitarian operations should be discussed point by point. The associated discussion with participants on this point should bear on the relationship of these conditions to coordination of military assets with other types of organizations.
EXERCISE OPTION - If you are involved in a longer workshop on coordination (i.e. a 2-day workshop) you may want to include the exercise Brickama Simulation: Coordination Among International Organizations in a Complex Emergency in your agenda. This complete simulation package is printed under separate cover from this guide and should be requested from the DMTP Unit of DHA. The entire exercise will take about three and half hours. It is a role-play simulation designed for 17-21 participants. If you have more than 21 participants but less than 34, you should carefully consider the usefulness of this exercise as several participants may not have enough to do to remain actively engaged in the simulation. If you have 34 or more participants you may opt for two simultaneous runnings of the simulation in order to involve all participants. The simulation package provides complete instructions, a map, and role guides for all roles in the simulation.
As an alternative to this exercise, especially if you do not have sufficient time or if there are not enough participants to run the simulation above, you might consider using the case study on coordination from Liberia (on page 59 at the end of the training module). Distribute the module or copies of the case study to all participants and divide the questions among small groups for discussion and comparison of their reactions to the case.
request must be made by humanitarian organizations, not political authorities
only where there is no comparable civilian alternative
must retain civilian nature and character
personnel must respect the code of conduct and principles of the responsible humanitarian organization
small scale only (such concerns may not be present in natural disasters)
operation must retain its international and multilateral character