GISF Webinar | Private security contracting in the humanitarian sector: time to take responsibility
|Date||20 Oct 2021|
|Time||2:00 pm — 3:30 pm BST |9:00 am—10:30 am EDT|
|Provider||GISF, ICoCA - International Code of Conduct Association|
Last year, GISF published Module 14 of GISF’s Security To Go Risk Management Toolkit, Contracting Private Security Providers, in collaboration with ICoCA. So what impact has the toolkit had and why do humanitarian NGOs’ contracting of private security providers continue to raise crucial questions for the sector?
ICoCA, in collaboration with GISF, conducted research to better understand NGOs practices, procedures and policies vis-à-vis private security. Findings from this research will be synthesized in a report to be released and presented during the event. Amongst other questions, panelists will consider:
Why do humanitarian organisations choose to contract private security providers, for what services and how do they select them?
What role do standards play in their contracting decisions?
What are the perceived and actual risks in contracting private security providers for humanitarian organisations, and how are these managed?
This webinar is open to the public. Q&A will follow the panel discussion. We especially look forward to engagement from GISF and ICoCA Members in contributing to this important debate.
When: October 20, 2021, 14.00 – 15.30 BST / 15:00-16:30 CET / 09.00 – 10.30 EDT
Language: English & French (interpretation provided)
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