The SimEx series of exercises have taken place annually over 5 years. The exercise comprises a mix of live, simulation and command and control events in order to provide a neutral platform to test both national and international emergency response mechanisms.
The overall aims of the exercise comprise:
- International and national response capacity development;
- Promote coordination of humanitarian/public assistance and research;
- Evaluation of emergency management systems including institutional and legal frameworks presented by the participating organisations.
A guiding principle of SimExs is that costs lie where they fall, so it is important that supporting agencies set, and meet, their own aims and objectives. The SimEx has been developed to meet the requirements of the key learning objectives for all involved teams.
What to expect at SimEx?