A Proposed ASEAN Disaster Response, Training and Logistic Centre: Enhancing Regional Governance in Disaster Management

18 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2012

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Allen Yuhung Lai

Institute of Health Economics and Management, ESSEC Business School

Alex Jingwei He

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Teck Boon Tan

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Kai Phua

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Date Written: March 31, 2009

Abstract

The Southeast Asian region is remarkably vulnerable to natural disasters which repeatedly cause devastations to both human lives and properties. However, current disaster relief efforts have not lived up to the high standards. Even worse is that humanitarian efforts have been frequently frustrated by the rejections from national authorities under the name of “sovereignty." All these problems necessitate a widely accepted, politically neutral, well coordinated and effectively governed organization within the region. We, hereby propose a Disaster Response Training and Logistic Centre under the umbrella of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which aims to mitigate the devastation of disasters, to provide accurate relief assessment, and training for relief team on a regular basis, and to allocate and mobilize humanitarian aid. The Centre will be endorsed through an agreement by all ASEAN governments. The philosophy underpinning the organization reflects a regional approach whereby stronger government involvement and regional integration in disaster relief is indispensable in the context of the Southeast Asian region.

Keywords: Response, Training, Logistics, Southeast Asia, Disaster Management, Disaster Relief

Suggested Citation

Lai, Allen Yuhung and He, Alex Jingwei and Tan, Teck Boon and Phua, Kai, A Proposed ASEAN Disaster Response, Training and Logistic Centre: Enhancing Regional Governance in Disaster Management (March 31, 2009). Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. LKYSPP 12-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967382

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Alex Jingwei He

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore

Teck Boon Tan

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore

HOME PAGE: http://www.spp.nus.edu.sg/PhD_Tan_Teck_Boon.aspx

Kai Phua

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Singapore 117591
Singapore

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