Understanding ASEAN: The role of the AHA Centre

Webinar - 12 October 2017

The webinar is part of  ICVA’s regional e-learning series, to support ICVA members (NGOs and NGO fora) to better understand key humanitarian  policies developments, challenges and impacts on humanitarian action including sharing lessons learned, best practice and strengthening of skills and capacities.

Understanding ASEAN...

Understanding the operations and structure of the AHA Centre (ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management)...
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The AHA Centre (ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management) facilitates and coordinates ASEAN’s effort in reducing disaster losses and responding to disaster emergencies as one, through regional collaboration, national leadership and global partnership in disaster management.

The webinar was an opportunity to discuss with members and partners the operations and structure of AHA Centre, partnerships between NGOs and AHA Centre, and perspectives on how this model is helping engage multiple stakeholders in the region and globally.


Watch the recording of the webinar  that took place on 12 October 2017.


Adelina Kamal
Mr. Oliver Lacey-Hall
Regional Lead Disaster Management Adviser
Dr. Heng Aik Cheng


Mr Jeremy Wellard
Head of Humanitarian Coordination
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Building on his background in coordination, community engagement and network development, Jeremy is a strong advocate for NGOs in interagency coordination, policy and advocacy mechanisms. He previously served as ICVA’s Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, and worked in partnerships for UNOCHA, following 15 years working in development for government, NGO and private sectors across Asia-Pacific region and in his home country of Australia.

Jeremy previously led ICVA’s policy work on the localization of humanitarian action including authoring several papers on this topic. He holds a master’s degree in International Development Studies and a degree in Behavioural Science.

Related documents

10 September 2017
Understanding the AHA Centre
Subject/ Asia region /
OCHA ppt AHA Centre.pdf

Presentation by Oliver Lacey-Hall at the ICVA regional elearning webinar on Understanding ASEAN: The role of the AHA centre on 12 October 2017.