Public / Private Cooperation
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) seeks to build noncommercial partnerships with public agencies and private sector entities to enhance security and stability in the command’s Area of Responsibility (Central America, South America and the Caribbean). The Public / Private Cooperation (PPC) program serves as a hub to facilitate these partnerships across the SOUTHCOM enterprise.
ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (Oct. 26, 2018) – Lt. Andrew Winslow, a pediatrician, from Eden Prairie, Minn., and Emily Vilteri, a medical student enrolled at Central University of Ecuador from Milagro, Ecuador, talk with patients at one of two medical sites as part of the hospital ship USNS Comfort's 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. CaShaunta Q. Williams/Released)
Is your non-governmental organization, private company, academic institution, or other qualifying group interested in opportunities for collaboration with the U.S. military in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Please see US Southern Command interested in collaborating with the private sector.
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Foster whole of society solutions for 21st century challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean by integrating Non-Federal Entities (NFEs) -- Non-Governmental Organizations, Business, and Academia -- into the shared mission of fostering security, enhancing stability, and enabling prosperity.
Set the Department of Defense standard for public private integration, coordination, and collaboration.
What PPC Does
Through developing relationships with appropriate U.S. and regional organizations that demonstrate a shared sense of purpose, values, and priorities, we:
- Establish collaborative relationships across sectors to increase stakeholder engagement in Latin America and Caribbean security and stability outcomes
- Leverage cross-sector relationships, expertise, and resources to amplify the effects of mutually beneficial SOUTHCOM enterprise programs and activities
SOUTHCOM's Public Private Cooperation Division seeks NFE partners whose regional efforts complement and magnify our own. Areas of collaborative work include:
- Combined/multinational exercises (clinic and school construction, medical, dental, and veterinary engagements, and other humanitarian civic assistance activities for underserved populations)
- Combined/multinational education (subject matter exchanges in fields as diverse as health and cyber security for developing partner nations)
- Partnership development and resource support for civil affairs forces to better support regional groups
- Leadership engagements with select U.S. and regional organizations to develop a common understanding of and aligned approaches to mutual areas of concern
- Academic engagement to cooperatively research emerging or other complex issues impeding Latin America and Caribbean security and stability outcomes
Disaster relief missions: How to Help
USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster (OFDA) is the U.S. government lead federal agency for foreign disaster responses. As a U.S. Government agency, USAID is not able to accept monetary donations. We recommend that you donate to the reputable charity of your choice. Information about organizations supporting disaster relief missions is available at www.reliefweb.int
For additional information on making donations (cash or commodities), initiating effective fundraising activities, and volunteering services, please visit the Center for International Disaster Information website at www.cidi.org and www.redcross.org.
If you need transportation for gifts-in-kind via Department of Defense air or surface lift, the programs available are the Funded Transportation Program and the Denton Program. Please refer to the following website for program information and application: http://hatransportation.ohasis.org/
Companies seeking to sell commodities or establish U.S. government business contracts can contact the SOUTHCOM Acquisition Support Center (ASC) at 305-437-3679 (DSN 567).