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Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)



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

  • Humanitarian assistance

  • 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:

  1. Financial contribution to the SBP Network, including by supporting its core staff.

  2. Participation and active engagement in at least one of the existing Working Groups.

  3. Participation in the Steering Committee as the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee.

  4. Participation and engagement at the Annual Consultation and Mid-Annual Consultation.


  1. Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Logistics

  2. Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Engineering and Construction

  3. Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Safety and Security

  4. Infrastructure and Humanitarian access – Office and Accommodation Sservices Packages

  5. Crisis Coordination – Humanitarian Affairs Officers

  6. Crisis Coordination – Information Management

  7. Crisis Coordination – ICT

  8. Crisis Coordination – ICT Service Ppackages

  9. Crisis Coordination – Preparedness Experts

  10. Crisis Coordination – Resilience Experts

  11. Basic services to affected populations – WASH

  12. Basic services to affected populations – Shelter

  13. Basic services to affected populations – Site Planning

  14. Basic services to affected populations – Temporary Shelter

  15. Environment – Environment Advisors

  16. Environment – Rapid Environmental Assessment Specialists

  17. Mine Action – Operational Advisors

  18. Mine Action – Service Packages and Tteams

  19. Mine Action – Support Staff

  20. Gender – Gender Advisors

  21. Gender – Gender- Based Violence Experts

  22. AAP – emerging profile

  23. Communications with communities – emerging profile


  1. IOM


  3. UNDP

  4. UNFPA

  5. UNHCR


  7. UNMAS


  9. WFP

  10. UNHCR

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