AMMAN, Jordan – Subject Matter Experts from JFC provided lectures on Civil-Military Cooperation in Emergency Preparedness and Response, March 4-7, 2019.
Representatives coming from the Jordan National Center for Security & Crisis Management (NCSCM) and the Ministry of Health as well as officers from the Jordanian Armed Forces attended the event hosted at the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) Border Security Center.
The mobile training continued JFC Naples’ training efforts in Jordan which started in 2016 when Naples’ mobile lecturers were sent to Jordan the first time.
Focusing on NATO’s role in Civil-Military Cooperation during Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR), the training provided the opportunity for a wide range of actors to share their perspectives on the subjects, thus contributing to the creation of a common framework based on inter-operability and effectiveness of civil and military resources, assets and capabilities.
Throughout the fourday training, several activities and case studies tailored to key hazards and vulnerabilities in the context of Jordan were discussed.
The training included an update on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) activities in Jordan, provided by a UNICEF representative, which led to discussion of Children and Armed Conflict issues in the context of the Middle East and North Africa.
The last day of the training event was conducted at the National Center for Security & Crisis Management (NCSCM) and discussed the subject matter in its real-life environment, covering procedures and coordinating mechanisms during a potential natural disaster response operation as realistically as possible.
The training contribution by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs based in Jordan widened the participants’ understanding of the complexity of mutual support by civil actors/organisations and national authorities in disaster response.
The JFC Naples mobile training activities are part of the bi-lateral Jordan-NATO shared military partnership cooperation under the umbrella of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue. It strengthens NATO’s dialogue and interface with key emergency preparedness and response stakeholders across a broad range of sectors, highlighting that effective implementation of a comprehensive approach to crisis situations requires the concerted effort of political, civilian and military instruments.
Story by JFC Naples Public Affairs Office