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Title: Military - Business Cooperation to Reduce Disaster Losses


1
Military - Business Cooperation to Reduce
Disaster Losses
  • Oliver Davidson
  • Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian
    Assistance (CDMHA)
  • INTERHANDS
  • June 17, 2003

2
OBJECTIVE
  • Discuss how the military can include companies
    and industry in disaster humanitarian
    activities

3
BUSINESS INDUSTRY
  • Small and Large Companies
  • Business Trade Associations
  • e.g. Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Professional Organizations
  • e.g. Engineers, Insurance agents
  • Labor Unions Cooperatives

4
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE MEMBERS
  • USA
  • - 3 Million Companies
  • - 3,000 State Local Chambers

Latin America - 87 American Chambers - 77
Countries - 18,000 Member Companies
5
BUSINESS INDUSTRY
  • Electricity, Telecom
  • Transportation
  • Food, Fuel Supplies
  • Medical/Health
  • Building Materials

6
COMMON THREATS
  • Natural Events
  • Manmade Activities
  • Industrial accidents, terrorism
  • Governmental Actions
  • Government Inaction
  • Untested Assumptions

7
COMMON NEEDS
  • HAZARD INFORMATION
  • Accurate and realistic?
  • Industrial Plant Information
  • Military threat Information

8
COMMON VULNERABILITY
  • General plan NOT focused
  • Economic impact NOT calculated
  • Untested assumptions
  • OLD BOYS NETWORK

9
PLANNING PRIORITIES
  • Evaluate All Hazards
  • Mitigate to Reduce Losses
  • Identify Critical Facilities
  • Engage Major Players
  • Identify All Resources
  • Develop an Integrated Plan

10
WHO HAS RESOURCES?
  • Civilian Government
  • Military Organizations
  • Business Industry
  • Community Groups

11
PLANNING OBJECTIVES
  • Law and Order
  • Save Lives/Medical, Water, etc.
  • Economy Protected/Restored
  • Infrastructure Strengthened
  • Employee/Family Protection
  • Communities Protected/Ready

12
BUSINESS PLANNING
  • Business Continuity and Recovery
  • Employees and Family Disaster Plans
  • Company Plan Coordinated with Government and
    Community Plans
  • Supplier Plans and Readiness
  • Tennant Plans, Employees

13
EMPLOYEE FOCUS
  • Employee Protection and Readiness, with
    Government Information
  • Employees Lead Community Preparedness Activities
  • REDUCE RELIEF COSTS
  • RETURN TO WORK FASTER
  • SAVINGS PAY FOR PREPAREDNESS

14
BUSINESS BENEFITS
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • PROMOTE NAME BRAND
  • STRENTHENS YOUR MARKET
  • EMPLOYEE MORALE
  • TAX FINANCIAL BENEFITS

15
BUSINESS INDUSTRY LESSONS
  • NO SECTOR CAN BE INDEPENDENT
  • INACURATE VIEW OF GOVERNMENT CAPABILITY
  • CRITICAL SERVICES WILL FAIL,
  • MAJOR BUSINESS IMPACT
  • TELEPHONE, ELECTRIC, WATER
  • ROADS, AIRPORTS, BRIDGES, ETC.

16
CORPORATE LESSONS
  • INADEQUATE PLANS, PROCEDURES
  • PLANNED FOR INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS, NOT DISASTERS
  • COMPANIES WITH DAILY THREATS BETTER PREPARED
  • e.g. CHEMICAL, OIL, TRANSPORT

17
REFOCUS PUBLIC PRIVATE PRIORITIES
  • PROTECT ECONOMIC CAPABILITY
  • PUBLIC-PRIVATE PLANS
  • TAKE LOSS REDUCTION ACTION
  • PROTECT PRODUCTION, EMPLOYEES
  • PROTECT CRITICAL FACILITIES
  • TERRORISM UNUSUAL EVENTS
  • NATURAL AND MANMADE EVENTS

18
A PUBLIC - PRIVATE PROCESS
  • IDENTIFY LEADERSHIP
  • CIVIL, MILITARY, BUSINESS, NGO
  • MEASURE THE IMPACT OF AN EVENT
  • MITIGATE TO REDUCE VULBERABILITY
  • DEVELOP SPECIFIC PLANS
  • ORGANIZE TECHNICAL RESOURCES
  • MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS

19
PARTNERSHIP CAUTIONS
DIFFERENT STYLES
Business Products
  • Government Process

20
ATTITUDES
  • MISCONCEPTIONS
  • GOVERNMENT INEFFICIENCY
  • COMPANIES PROFIT
  • POST ENRON ATTITUDES

21
PARTNERSHIP LESSONS
  • Public Private Leadership
  • Build Mutual Trust
  • Establish Shared Objectives
  • Demonstrate Commitment
  • Cash In-Kind Resources

22
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS
  • DONATIONS VS PARTNERSHIPS
  • BUILD ACTIVITIES TOGETHER
  • CORPORATE SPECIALISTS
  • FOCUSED OBJECTIVES

23
DISASTER RESOURCE NETWORK MISSION
  • The mission of the DRN is to leverage the
    resources of the international business community
    to mitigate human suffering associated with
    disasters
  • Temporary loan of staff
  • Emergency availability of goods
  • Emergency availability of services

24
Corporations, Humanitarian Organizations and
Academia
Engineers Without Borders
Global Village Engineers
25
WHY MEMBER COMPANIES PARTICIPATE
  • Employees
  • Social contribution
  • Learning experience
  • Pride in their company
  • Line management
  • Employee development
  • Employee retention
  • Business development
  • Building relationships
  • Commercial opportunities

26
MILITARY CAPABILITIES
  • LEADERSHIP AND DISCIPLINE
  • BUSINESS LIKE STYLE
  • CIVIL AND MILITARY TECHNICAL SKILLS (RESERVISTS)
  • UNDERSTAND PLANNING
  • TRAIN FOR AND TEST PLANS

27
PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
  • PUBLIC PRIVATE COOPERATION
  • WRITE SPECIFICATIONS
  • IDENTIFY FINANCING
  • USE LOCAL- REGIONAL EXPERTS
  • FORM MUTUAL ASSISTANCE
  • TRAINING EXERCISES (FAHUM)

28
REGIONAL PLANNING
  • MUTUAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCS
  • CEPREDENACPLANNING,MITIGATION
  • CDERA EMERGENCY PLANNING
  • PAHO HEALTH/MASS CASUALTIES
  • OAS HAZARD INFORMATION
  • COCATRAM PORTS/MARITIME
  • COCESNA AIR TRANSPORT
  • CHAMBERS COMMERCE INDUSTRY

29
CIVIL MILITARY PLANNING
  • Military Govt
  • Key Facilities
  • Law Order
  • Hazard Info
  • Technical Skills
  • Citizens
  • Positive Image
  • Private Interest
  • Key Facilities
  • Stability
  • Hazard Info
  • Technical Skills
  • Customers
  • Positive Image

30
A NATIONAL PLAN
  • Mobilize all resources into an Integrated Plan to
    reduce the impact of any event on the human,
    economic, physical, social structures and the
    environment

(Bill Gowen, World Bank Consultant, St. Lucia,
2002)
31
Military - Business CooperationTO REDUCE
DISASTER LOSSES
  • NEEDS YOUR LEADERSHIP

32
  • DISASTER RESOURCE NETWORK
  • ROBERT BELLHOUSE
  • http//www.weforum.org/site/homepublic.nsf/Content
    /DisasterResourceNetwork
  • Robert.Bellhouse_at_WEForum.Org
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