MSB is the central governmental disaster and emergency management agency in Sweden. MSB is tasked by the Government to ensure that a society can jointly manage accidents and hazard events as effectively as possible. The aim is to minimise the effects on society, people, property and environment. MSB is responsible for issues concerning Civil Protection, Public Safety, Disaster and Emergency Management, and Civil Defence.
Internationally, MSB works to strengthen the capacities of affected countries, government institutions, multilateral organisations such as the UN and EU, and civil society organisations, to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies. MSB operations range from rapid response to emergencies by individual experts and team deployments, mobilisation and deployment of specialised equipment and relief items, to deployments of long-term specialist and complex capacity building programmes within disaster risk management, resilience and peace support operations.
All in all, MSB has four categories of response operations:
Domestic response operations and EU civil protection
Peace support operations
Capacity development and resilience
Involvement with SBP
MSB has been a partner to the UN since 1991. Since then, serveral partnerships have been established. For the time being, MSB have partnership agreements with WFP, OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, ICRC, UNMAS/UNOPS, UNDP, IOM, UN WOMEN, UNFPA.
MSB’s international capacity is divided in to four overall areas of support:
Deployment of Experts (individuals or teams)
Support modules (equipment, support services, and support staff)
Capacity development projects
Training and exercises
MSB has been contributing and engaging with the SBP Network in the following ways:
Financial contribution to the SBP Network, including by supporting its core staff.
Participation and active engagement in at least one of the existing Working Groups.
Participation in the Steering Committee as the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee.
Participation and engagement at the Annual Consultation and Mid-Annual Consultation.
Available deployable profiles
Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Logistics
Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Engineering and Construction
Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Safety and Security
Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Office and Accommodation Sservices Packages
Crisis Coordination – Humanitarian Affairs Officers
Crisis Coordination – Information Management
Crisis Coordination – ICT
Crisis Coordination – ICT Service Ppackages
Crisis Coordination – Preparedness Experts
Crisis Coordination – Resilience Experts
Basic services to affected populations – WASH
Basic services to affected populations – Shelter
Basic services to affected populations – Site Planning
Basic services to affected populations – Temporary Shelter
Environment – Environment Advisors
Environment – Rapid Environmental Assessment Specialists
Mine Action – Operational Advisors
Mine Action – Service Packages and Tteams
Mine Action – Support Staff
Gender – Gender Advisors
Gender – Gender- Based Violence Experts
AAP – emerging profile
Communications with communities – emerging profile