Humanitarian Operations Workshop

The Humanitarian Operations Workshop (HOW) is a forum for U.S., partner nation militaries, and civil authorities to enhance civil-military planning and coordination in support of international Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations.

Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the United States Agency for international Development (USAID) and Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) facilitates two Humanitarian Operations Workshop, a Table-Top Exercise (TTX), and Senior Leader Seminar (SLS).

The purpose of the exercise is to improve preparedness and coordination with and among U.S. military members, civilian response agencies, foreign military partners, policy makers, and aid organizations when responding to both natural and man-made disasters.