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Civil Military Relations
- CivMil Relations, Discussion Paper for NGO Seminar on Civil-Military Relations (Dec. 07)
“The document explores three broad themes: it examines both NGO policy and advocacy on civil-military relations and attempts to situate these issues on a wider horizon of associated challenges in the humanitarian environment (…) Part 1 is a broad strokes view of the key CIVMIL issues that NGOs face (…) Part 2 is a comprehensive overview of existing CIVMIL policy and guidance (…) The annexes include a comprehensive bibliography, organised thematically and focusing on resources from the year 2000 onwards.”This paper gives a comprehensive and lucid overview on the subject. It was prepared by Raj Rana and Frank Reber was undertaken for a CIVMIL seminar in December 2008 organised by the VOICE network, together with its members Norwegian Refugee Council, CARE, World Vision and in collaboration with ICVA.
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- Report on NGO SEMINAR ON CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS (Dec. 07, Geneva)
This 38 p. seminar report by NGO Voice includes an overview of current thinking in civil-military policy and key points for future relations: ”For NGOs, their negotiations with armed groups are often devolved to field staff, local partners and beneficiary communities. This delegation of responsibility involves complex issues of risk management and protection that are poorly understood at present. Furthermore, there are often striking gaps between agency practice on the ground and the principles articulated in humanitarian guidelines. This seminar aimed to explore two themes: NGO policy and advocacy work on CivMil, and NGO operational strategies on CivMil at field level. Expert speakers from the field level and headquarters shared lessons learned and reflected on knowledge or other gaps relating to policy and practice. Through this it is hoped that the results of the seminar can be taken forward to promote more effective and coordinated NGO advocacy and to inform initiatives to develop improved international standards and operational guidelines on CivMil.” For an introduction, see the summary of Raj Rana on p. 14. The complete study on Civmil relations by Raj Rana and Frank Reber is available at www.ngomanager.org/Discussion_Paper_VOICE_CIVMIL_final.doc.
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