Insights into Civil-Military Planning and Disaster Response with Tim Lannan

Season #2

In this episode of the Crisis Conflict Emergency Management podcast, host Kyle King interviews Tim Lannan, former head of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) within NATO. They delve deep into the intricate landscape of civil-military planning, exploring the strategies and mechanisms employed in disaster response.

As Head of NATO's EADRCC until June 2023, Tim oversaw the alliance's response to disasters across 31 allied and 37 partner nations. Responsible for civil emergency coordination, the center collaborated with international organizations, including the UN, World Food Programme, and WHO.


Tune in to gain insights into civil-military planning and lessons learned from managing NATO's response to disasters in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Show Highlights

[02:26] Tim’s perspective on the civil-military planning domain

[07:03] Challenges in civil-military planning, resource constraints, and current obstacles

[17:42] On managing duplication in international efforts

[23:44] The complexities in disaster response coordination

[28:01] Tech advancements aiding relief coordination

[30:40] Recommendations on civil planning from an institutional perspective

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