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GISF Webinar | Private security contracting in the humanitarian sector: time to take responsibility

GISF Webinar | Private security contracting in the humanitarian sector: time to take responsibility table
Date20 Oct 2021
Time2:00 pm 3:30 pm BST |9:00 am10:30 am EDT
Provider GISF, ICoCA - International Code of Conduct Association
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PqQF3V-iTXOiCnTb3rbT_g

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.


  • Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, GISF
  • Chris Galvin, Head of Communications & Outreach, ICoCA
  • Juliette Jourde, Research & Outreach Assistant, ICoCA/GISF
  • Elodie Leroy-Le Moigne, Plan International, Global Security Advisor
  • Fodeba Diallo, Croix Rouge Côte d’Ivoire, Safety and Security Officer
  • John Davies, Director and Country Manager (South Sudan), Archer

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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