12 May 2019

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The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the 2nd Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting (CHOGRM) in New Delhi, India, aims at providing technical assistance to participating countries. The programme consolidates various forms of technical cooperation in areas where Malaysia has the experience and the expertise. Annually, MTCP collaborates with its leading Training Institutions to conduct capacity building programmes in various key areas of development. Since its inception in 1980, more than 33,000 participants from 144 recipient countries have benefited from the various programmes offered under MTCP.


The objectives of MTCP are:

1. To share development experience with other countries

2. To strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries

3. To promote South-South Cooperation (SSC)

4. To promote technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC)


Course objectives:

1. To understand the principles of humanitarian actions

2. To encourage coordinated approach to disaster response

3. To enhance capacity and efficiency of humanitarian workers

4. To develop and nurture the holistic concept of Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM)

5. To familiarize participants to tools and cross-cutting issues in disaster response and disaster risk reduction


Course contents:

PART 1 - Total Disaster Risk Management

1. Essentials for Humanitarian Practice

2. Total Disaster Risk Management


PART 2 - Emergency Response, Recovery/ Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

1. Assessment

2. Response


PART 3 - Prevention and Mitigation/ Preparedness, and Community Based Approaches in Disaster Risk Management

1. Climate Change Adaption (CCA) and Sustainable Development

2. Resilient City and Disaster Risk Reduction


Who should join this training?

A combination of individuals from governments, non-government organizations  and civil societies who are involved either directly or indirectly in disaster management locally or internationally.  A balanced combination  from all sectors are needed to create a balance in understanding and appreciating roles and responsibilities of each actor in disaster management and to promote effective coordination between individuals of different backgrounds.


Application procedures:

1. Applicant has to fill in the MTCP application form (can be obtained from or from the Embassy/ High Commission of Malaysia in your country;


2. Applicant has to submit the complete application form to the MTCP focal point/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in their respective countries for endorsement and approval;


3. The MFA of applicant’s country then will submit the form and relevant documents to the Embassy / High Commission of Malaysia in the country, for untoward submission to the MTCP Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia;


4. A Selection Meeting will be held between the MTCP Secretariat and the Training Institute to review all the applications received for the MTCP course and if the application is successful, an invitation letter will then be sent to the selected candidate.


Application deadline is by 28 June 2019 and for any enquiries, kindly contact Ms. Siti Zaleha ( or Mr. Said Alhudzari (


Download MTCP 2019 training brochure here.


  • Programs



    Speakers: Mayfourth Luneta (Center for Disaster Preparedness, Philippines); Dr. Khin Maung Win (Community Development Association, Myanmar); and Dr. Manu Gupta (SEEDS India)

    Moderator: Dr. Hariyati Sharima (MERCY Malaysia)

    Wednesday, 15 July 2020 14:00 Kuala Lumpur / 12:30 Yangon / 11:30 Delhi

    7 July 2020



    Speakers: Datuk Dr. Heng Aik Cheng (MERCY Malaysia) and Dr.Amod Mani Dixit (National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal)

    Moderator: Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Omar (MERCY Malaysia)

    Wednesday, 1 July 2020 14:00 Kuala Lumpur / 11:45 Kathmandu

    26 June 2020



    Speakers: Masniza Mustaffa (MERCY Malaysia) and Mihir Joshi (SEEDS India) 

    Moderator: Dr. Peter Gan (MERCY Malaysia) 

    Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:00 Kuala Lumpur / 11:30 Delhi

    16 June 2020



    When: June 11, 2020

    What time: 2:00 PM (Pakistan Standard Time)

    Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared to registered participants

    Language: English

    How long: 90 minutes

    Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach areas, NGOs and INGOs involved in COVID19 response

    Format: Panel discussion

    Speakers/Panelists: Qingrui Huang (ICVA), Hafiz Amirrol (ADRRN) and Dear NB Sinandang (HFI)

    Moderator/Presenter: Takeshi Komino (ADRRN)

    Register here: Webinar on Humanitarian Coordination During COVID-19


    COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges to the global humanitarian sector. Individuals, organizations as well as networks are all effected by this directly or indirectly. There is a need to work together with governments, NGOs and other stakeholder to serve communities and complement the joint efforts in combating COVID-19.

    Given the probability that the pandemic may last for an extended period, it is timely and imperative to discuss the behaviors, expertise and capacity both at individual and institutional level to facilitate humanitarian community in responding to the pandemic. The best possible way is to work together, build on the expertise of each other and jointly respond.

    This webinar will bring together a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds related to humanitarian and development affairs to discuss how the current COVID-19 experience impact the future of the humanitarian sector with reference to coordination. It will provide an opportunity to:

    • Explore coordination aspect in global and regional policy dialogue on humanitarian landscape in COVID-19 context (Global Humanitarian Response Plan, humanitarian financing, IASC guidelines on Localization).

    • Identify case studies on different aspects of coordination in COVID-19 preparedness and response      activities from International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI). These include strategic plans, action plans, challenges and best practices.

    • Facilitate exchange between networks themselves for good practices and lessons learned with reference to coordination.

    The webinar will further engage its audience (panelists and participants) to explore:

    • What are the emerging trends/good practices in the space of coordination among NGOs that would continue even beyond COVID-19?

    • What are some Innovative ways to resolve coordination challenges during COVID-19?

    • How to ensure monitoring, evaluation, accountability, data and information sharing during COVID-19?

    • What are the associated challenges in terms of community engagement and risk communication?

    • How is stretching capacity within NGOs/CSOs in dealing with COVID-19 response and natural disasters?

    • What are some of the opportunities emerged for NGOs due to COVID-19?

    • What will the localization look like during new normal situation?

    4 June 2020


Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network is a network consists of 52 national and international NGOs from more than 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a strong footprint in the region, the network members are constantly engaged with local communities strengthening their ability to combat disasters, providing humanitarian aid like food, water, shelter and health care, protecting critical facilities like schools and hospitals, creating awareness, advocating for policy changes and improving the capacity of community based organizations.

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