|Disaster Management Ethics - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 104 p.)|
|TOPIC 1: Military intervention in disaster relief, cooperative relationships and implications for long-term rehabilitation and development|
Review the guidelines for policy makers developed in the module. Ask participants for any additional guidelines or changes that they think are necessary.
OPTIONAL EXERCISE: divide the group into small groups of 6 to 8 and ask them to apply the principles to the Rwanda case study (both the case study and the guidelines are provided at the end of this guide if you wish to photocopy them as handouts) or you can use a situation from someone's own experience.
1. Explicitly link disaster management and humanitarian assistance with conflict resolution activities.
2. Evaluate the need and outcome of military intervention for humanitarian purposes.
Its impact on longer-term conflict transformation, not just short-term impact on disaster and relief goals.
3. Approach and understand counterparts in the setting as resources, not recipients.
Long-term transformation can be sustained only with an infrastructure in the setting. Key to this is:
· Relationship building and networking
· Process mattering as much as outcome
· Fostering operational relationships across conflict lines
4. Vigorously advocate the primacy of the disaster and humanitarian objectives, grounding and frame of reference over the military/security apparatus.