The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) is an inter-governmental organisation which aims to facilitate cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organisations for disaster management and emergency response in ASEAN Region. The Centre was established by 10 ASEAN Member States; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam on 17 November 2011, through the signing of the Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management in Bali, Indonesia. The Agreement was signed by ASEAN Foreign Ministers, witnessed by the ASEAN Heads of States.
AHA Centre is governed by the members of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), which consists of the Heads of the National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs [linked to NDMOs page]) of ASEAN Member States. Hosted by the Government of Indonesia, the AHA Centre serves the Member States from its Office in Jakarta.