Healthy Africa Scenarios Exercise (HASE)

Healthy Africa Scenarios Exercise (HASE)

The purpose of the Healthy Africa Scenarios Exercise (HASE) series is to assist the international community in developing improved methods to conduct rapid and adaptive interagency, multinational, and private sector planning, coordination, and execution of partnered interventions in complex emergencies.  We hope to stage subsequent  exercises in Eastern and Central Africa, North Africa,  and Southern Africa respectively. Our partners in the project so far have identified two global health challenges, HIV/AIDS and  Avian Flu, to be the focus of the first event in 2008.

HASE 2008 was a global and multi-national workshop using a Western Africa Scenario, with strong multi-stakeholder emphasis on host nation, civil, military, international organization, non-government organization, and other private sector planning, coordination and execution.  The intent was to build the scenarios through these workshops culminating in evaluating them and partner approaches together in a computer-based environment using state-of-the-art simulations.

International Support

HASE 2008 is building a strong base of Multi-National support.  The documents available reflect increasing interest and commitment from  both the public and private sectors. To add your organization's voice to support the project, detail the important focus areas, and stress the importance of partnered work in this area, please download the key focus points and provide us your input.

Endorsements and expressions of interest received to date: (view by clicking the links below):

Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) (Nigeria) (PDF, 91KB)

The Benevolent Brotherhood Foundation and Project C.U.R.E (PDF, 150KB)

United States Joint Forces Command, J9  (PDF, 150KB)

University of Development Studies (Ghana)  (PDF, 864KB)

Ghana Aids Foundation (Government of Ghana) (PDF, 4MB)

United States Northern Command (PDF, 56KB)

Ministry For Foreign Affairs of Finland (PDF, 85KB)

Office of the Secretary of Defense (United States) (PDF, 223KB)

HASE Workshop 1

This first workshop was held at the Koffi Annan International Peacekeeping Institute (KAIPI) in Accra, Ghana in January 2008.  Future workshop schedules will be announced.

HASE 2008 Workshop 1 was a tremendous success and produced the initial draft of the Capital Analysis and Performance Strategy (CAPS) and a specific request by World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate using deploying CAPS in a West African Country as a proof of concept.

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Although all materials developed for or shared in HASE 2008 are available for the use of all participants, participation requires an agreement to adhere to the HASE 2008 Standards of Conduct. This ensures we maintain a fully open and transparent exchange and materials are not made available to those who do not agree to the equality, neutrality, and objectivity of HASE 2008.  To be provided these documents, please complete and return the HASE Standards of Conduct  (PDF, 170KB) by FAX or electronic scan to  You will then be authorized full access and usage.

CAPS uses seven capital forms (Political, Natural, Economic, Infrastructure, Cultural, Social, and Human) to:

  1. Improve capacity across the emergency response continuum;
  2. Achieve sustainable capabilities in Host Nations; and
  3. Respond to crisis while reducing the dependence on outside interventions.

The CAPS is also a deliberate planning strategy applicable to development (non-crisis). Although the CAPS evolved using a Health Sector context, it can be generically applied across the spectrum of humanitarian response and complex emergencies in health and non-health domains. In its final state the CAPS will be executable across the humanitarian continuum from development to complex emergency response as a means to establish, support, and maintain sustainable livelihoods and development. Even in its current state of development the CAPS eliminates the need for separate deliberate and crisis planning activities at the local, regional, national, and international levels

Additional information about CAPS is available in the CAPS section of this website.

The agenda used for Workshop 1 is available here (PDF, 48KB)

The research plan used for Workshop 1 is available here (PDF, 432KB)

The HASE Community of Practice has global support with 138 members. These subject matter experts from governments, international organizations, non-government organizations, colleges, universities, the private sector and the military have come together to make this initiative a success.




  Robert C. Morris, Jr.
  Founder and President, Partners International Foundation

Panel Members

Gerald Gahima
International Rule of Law Subject Matter Expert

John Grills
Technology, Research and Development
Partners International Foundation

James Jackson
Founder and President, C.U.R.E

Dr. Jerome Mafeni
Chairman, Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) - Nigeria

Dr. Kofi Seadzi
World Health Organization

Amb. Theogene Rudasingwa
Vice President, Global Affairs and Global Projects Specialist, Pangaea Global Aids Foundation


Kelly N. Fehrenbach
Partners International Foundation

Tim Friend
Communications Director and Technology Advisor
Partners International Foundation

Anthony Hayford (Ghana)
Visiting Professor
Virginia Wesleyan College

Jack Lundeen
Private Sector Health Technology Professional

Dr. William J. McDaniel, M.D
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, retired


HASE 2008 built a robust multi-disciplinary data collection and analysis team from all sectors to ensure quantitative and qualitative data where collected and objectively analyzed.

Ivan Ash, PhD
Experimental Psychology & Statistics-Old Dominion University

Glynn D. Coates, PhD
Professor Emeritus-Experimental Psychology-Old Dominion University

Joan Johnston, PhD
Industrial/Organizational Psychology-NAVAIR

Jim Ong, MS
Computer Science-Stottler-Henke

Dr. Gertrude Owusu
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the School of Public Health, both at the University of Ghana, Legon

Brooke Schaab, PhD
U.S. Army Research Institute/Old Dominion University

Alan Spiker, PhD
Experimental Psychology-Anacapa Sciences

William E. Sumner
International Studies-George Mason University
Partners International Foundation Analyst

Support Staff

Mr. Tim Friend
Media Director, Partners International Foundation

Supporting Organizations

Koffi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (Ghana)
Location and Host for Workshop 1

Me Boun Foundation

Partners International Foundation

Ministry For Foreign Affairs of Finland