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Security and Humanitarian work in Pakistan: Was 2015 a Turning Point?

In the past decade, many areas of Pakistan have endured a high level of insecurity. There are no set patterns to the violence, which has varied from attacks on law enforcement agencies and schools to sectarian violence and the targeting of medical professionals engaged in polio vaccination programmes. Regardless of the types and motives of these attacks, the civilian population have paid a high price. Agence France Presse state that by 2014, nearly 7,000 people had been killed in militant attacks in Pakistan since the emergence of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) in 2007.

18 Apr 2016 News

GISF Webinar | Security Risk Management And Aid Worker Wellbeing

How is staff wellbeing and resilience relevant to NGO security risk management? What are the practical strategies that security managers can use to champion wellbeing within their organisation? In this GISF webinar, Lynne Cripe Ph.D, Director of Resilience Services with the KonTerra Group, will discuss how a focus on wellbeing and resilience can help staff living and working in high stress environments. Sign up for this webinar taking place on Friday 26th February at 12:00GMT. Don't forget to submit your questions on the registration page!

17 Feb 2016 News

Welcome to Rachel Douglas!

A warm welcome to Rachel Douglas who has commenced her Research and Projects Assistant internship with GISF! Rachel graduated from the University of Leeds in 2015 with a BA (International) Honours in Politics. Due to a passion for travelling and avoiding British winters, she elected to study abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico for a year to learn Spanish and experience total immersion in a foreign culture. Since completing her undergraduate degree, Rachel has interned at the Terrorism and Political Violence Association and is also a Researcher and Project Officer at the think tank Project for Study of the 21st Century (PS21).

15 Jan 2016 News

Welcome to Shaun Bickley, GISF interim Executive Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Shaun Bickley to GISF. Shaun is taking over from Lisa Reilly as interim Executive Coordinator from November 2015 until March 2016. Shaun also covered the GISF Executive Coordinator post prior to Lisa taking on the role, so he is very familiar with the running of GISF. Shaun has more than 20 years’ experience in humanitarian access and security, in some of the most challenging conflict and crisis situations. As a leading humanitarian security consultant and facilitator, he has worked with a wide variety of organisations including British Red Cross, Save the Children, Plan International, Oxfam, Merlin, MSF (Holland), Islamic Relief, CARE International, Action Aid, Christian Aid, VSO and RedR.

18 Nov 2015 News

ATHA Innovation Series – Interview with GISF Researcher Raquel Vazquez Llorente

The Harvard University Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) is launching a month-long 'Innovation Series'. This is a series of short podcast discussions with professionals and experts on areas of innovative thinking and development in the humanitarian sector. In the first episode of the series ATHA's Julia Brooks speaks with Raquel Vazquez Llorente, Researcher at the European Interagency Security Forum (GISF).

14 Aug 2015 News

Humanitarian Innovation Conference July 2015

GISF will be taking part in the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference, held by the Humanitarian Innovation Project, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit, in Oxford on 17 and 18 July 2015

18 Jun 2015 News