ASEAN and humanitarian action: progress and potential

25 March 2014 09:30 - 17:00 GMT+07

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has played an increasingly active role in humanitarian action within its region, developing a binding Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) as well as the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre).

With these frameworks and tools, ASEAN has responded to disasters in Myanmar, the Philippines and elsewhere.

To document and discuss these developments, the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) organised a one-day roundtable discussion in Jakarta in late March 2014.

The discussions are captured in a roundtable summary report.

Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia