International Relations in Humanitarian Affairs in responding to disasters - ASEAN experiences

Lecture, Seminar
  • Course description

    While ASEAN has substantially become an important regional actor in a globalized world, how ASEAN has taken disaster response into consideration in its development as well as reaching its coordination, collaboration and cooperation with other actors as well as the rest of the world? Elaborating hints and clues to address this question might unpack huge challenges and opportunities for international relations in Humanitarian Affairs.
  • Main themes

    Overview on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s history- establishment and development
    ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and AADMER Working Programs
    ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre),
    ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT),
    Standard Operating Procedure for Regional Standby Arrangements & Coordination of Joint Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Operations (SASOP)Disaster Emergency Logistic System for ASEAN (DELSA)
  • Learning outcomes

    • Learners will have an overview on ASEAN’ architecture for disaster management and emergency response;
    • Learners will be able identify opportunities for bolstering international relations between ASEAN and other regions, countries, actors in the world in terms of humanitarian affairs
  • Teaching and learning methodology

    Individual presentation on pre-assigned topics
    Group discussions
  • Assessment methods and criteria

    Group presentations
    Essays (1,500-2000 words) 
  • Required reading

    ASEAN, Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Singapore, Nov. 2007
    ASEAN, 2005, AADMER
    United Nations, 2015, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Last updated: 6 November 2017

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