Civil-Military Coordination in Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response (HADR)
Insights from a Decade of Training
Johanna will talk about her personal experience training and educating armed forces (including at NATO and with the US Army) to respond to humanitarian emergencies in non-hostile environments.
She will draw on 10 years of experience promoting effective “on the ground” partnering between civil society and the military in training environments, and make it relevant to New Zealand and the Pacific region on the infamous Ring of Fire.
Her approach to training, says Johanna, is about bolstering relationships and improving skills for when the call comes in.
Johanna Brown has worked alongside armed forces and relevant stakeholders from government and non-government organisations. She has worked with NATO forces and partners, at the Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance in Hawaii and at the US Army Europe’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.
Johanna started her career many years ago as a US Peace Corps Volunteer and has lived and worked in Georgia, Poland, Afghanistan and the Philippines and now resides in Wellington since 2016.
WELLINGTON: 20 February at 12.30 pm, location tbc