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The Belt and Road Initiative, Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in Southeast Asia
Dr Lina Gong Research Fellow
Dr Lina Gong
This project seeks to explore how ASEAN and its member states can benefit from the BRI in the area of humanitarian affairs and disaster management. The aim of this research is to facilitate the understanding of China’s thinking and approach to cooperation on humanitarian affairs and disaster management. It will identify the challenges and opportunities for Southeast Asian countries to use the BRI resources to support their own disaster management. Specifically, the research examines how different Chinese actors have been engaging with their Southeast Asian counterparts, particularly their disaster management agencies, military-to-military relations, private sector engagement, and NGOs. It will assess existing frameworks or arrangements to facilitate such interactions; whether and how the BRI has enhanced the cooperation; and how this shapes humanitarian thinking and priorities in the Indo-Pacific.
|Theme:||Country and Region Studies / Non-Traditional Security / Regionalism and Multilateralism|
|Region:||East Asia and Asia Pacific / Southeast Asia and ASEAN|