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With regular contributions from the GISF Secretariat and guest experts, the GISF Blog explores a range of topical, contextual and theoretical developments affecting the practice of humanitarian SRM.


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Why COVID-19 is impacting security environments differently

Access, Civil-Military, Context Analysis, NGO Security Management

According to data collected by Standard Risk, 79% of security incidents related to COVID-19 in East and Central Africa, between 1 March - 7 May, took place in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. This blog piece seeks to explain why is this the case and suggests that countries with higher levels of democracy may face more civil unrest following the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions.

27 May 2020

Gone Global: Welcome to the Global Interagency Security Forum

Acceptance, Gender, Human Rights, Inclusivity, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Safety, Technology

On 15 April 2020, the launch of the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) was marked by a dynamic virtual event, complete with thought-provoking speakers and discussions. If you missed the interactive event or just want a reminder of some of the highlights, this blog will provide you with a quick overview.

28 Apr 2020

The Global Growth of Security Risk Management

NGO Security Management

The evolution of security risk management (SRM) If you were to ask someone whether keeping staff safe whilst working overseas is important, they would, I…

17 Mar 2020

Reflections on my first HEAT course

NGO Security Management, Training

On a Monday morning in June last year, I left London for the English countryside. It’d be fair to say that I spent the journey…

4 Mar 2020

Remembering Andy Marshall

NGO Security Management

With Andy’s death, the NGO security community has lost a passionate man with an incredible amount of knowledge and the rare quality to say things…

21 Feb 2020