Counter-terrorism measures introduced by governments and international regimes post-2001 have had a significant impact on NGO operations and security risk management.
Are there simple steps which NGOs can take at programme or field level to ensure they are not prosecuted under the relevant legislation? Is supplying information as required by wither the legislation or donor counterterrorism measures contrary to EU data protection law?
In this GISF webcast, Naz Modirzadeh, (Senior Fellow, HLS-Brookings Project on Law and Security, Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement project at Harvard Law School), addresses these questions. She also deals with further practical implications of counter-terrorism measures, with a particular focus on the impact for those involved in security risk management for NGOs.
The files are available to download in both movie (.mov) and audio-only (.mp3) formats. There is a complete webcast available, as well as bite-size snippets which include an introduction to the relevant legislation and pertinent questions from GISF Members.
GISF and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) are pleased to invite you to the launch of 'Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism' by Larissa Fast—a hard look at violent attacks against aid workers on the frontlines of humanitarian crises.
In this blog, the GISF Executive Director, Lisa Reilly, discusses INSSA's competency based security risk management qualification and how it will help shape the NGO security managers for the future.
Last summer, I went on my first personal security course. Although every provider calls it something different (mine was ‘personal security for field staff’), HEAT has become the most popular moniker. This stands for ‘hostile environment awareness training’, as these courses are generally intended for aid workers travelling to/working in high-risk locations.