The discussions between Luxembourg and IHP were initiated some years ago. At that time, there was a recognition that the parties had complementary assets and similar mandates but the collaboration did not gain momentum. In 2013, the parties reignited the talks and a formal introductory process was initiated to familiarize each other about organizational mandates, operational objectives, and working modes. Part of the process included jointly practicing emergency capacities within IT and Telecommunications during the TRIPLEX 2013 simulation exercise. DEMA, THW and OCHA has provided guidance and support throughout this process.
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