Civil-military cooperation experts from Allied Joint Force Command Naples conducted a mobile team training event on military aspects of civil emergency planning, Feb. 5 to 8, 2018.
VALLETTA, Malta – Civil-military cooperation experts from Allied Joint Force Command Naples conducted a mobile team training event on military aspects of civil emergency planning, Feb. 5 to 8, 2018.
The MTT was the first ever to be conducted by NATO in Malta, and it was attended by 25 servicemembers and civil servants from the Malta Armed Forces, the Maltese Civil Protection Directorate, Ministry of Health and first responder teams.
Organizers said the goal of the training was to provide the Maltese training audience with an overview of the various assets, roles, missions and doctrines related to NATO’s provisions on civil emergency planning at the strategic and operational level. Additionally, the training included an initial overview on NATO mechanisms and dynamics to ensure participants had a better understanding of NATO. Various topics were also introduced including cultural property protection, which took on extra importance given that Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Several information and syndicate sessions were provided over the course of the event. The syndicate activities, such as disaster response, stimulated lively discussion, according to the team members.
Organizers said the MTT directly supported Malta and NATO’s shared military partnership areas of cooperation found in Malta’s Individual Partnership Cooperation Plan. More broadly, it has also supported wider NATO aims to help build the trust and understanding that will lead to better cooperation in the region while increasing military interoperability between NATO and Malta.