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HNPW & GISF | Building an Organisational Culture for Effective Security Risk Management: Exploring elements of Duty of Care before, during and after incidents

HNPW & GISF | Building an Organisational Culture for Effective Security Risk Management: Exploring elements of Duty of Care before, during and after incidents table
Date10 May 2022
Time10:00 am 11:30 am CEST |4:00 am5:30 am EDT
Provider OCHA, GISF
AddressInternational Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva
Type Virtual, In-person
Booking URLhttps://vosocc.unocha.org/GetFile.aspx?xml=_l1.html&tid=0&laid=1&ows=Ox3C1ViaDVT5v9J4nxypTa2xxxplus4VxxxplusRvg8c


Building on recent survey results (Incident support in aid organizations, survey open until Feb 10, 2022), Christine Williamson and Steve Dennis are studying how aid organisations currently implement support to staff injured or harmed in workplace incidents.

The goal of this session is for participants to gain a deeper understanding of key elements of incident support.

In this session, results from the survey will be shared. Also, participants will go through a ‘stress test’ where they can work with peers in other organizations to discuss components of support throughout phases of an incident.

The session is targeted at individuals who support, are connected to or have been involved in workplace incidents in aid organizations. You could be from support functions, such as Health, Safety, Security, HR, staff care as well as supervisors, managers, and others.


  • Steve Dennis, Director of SBRT Consulting, works with injured and aggrieved aid workers to gain support for their injury/grievance recovery, and works with aid organizations to improve policy and practice to close gaps in staff support.
  • Christina Williamson, Director of Duty of Care International, provides specialist advice and support to organisations on their people management and duty of care responsibilities.  She collaborates with aid organisations, institutions, experts and networks.
  • Lisa Reilly MSyl, Executive Director of GISF, has worked with the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) as Executive Director since 2011. She has over 16 years’ overseas experience in the development and humanitarian response sector, working in a variety of programme management roles in both Africa and Asia. Lisa exercises overall responsibility for GISF, supporting the collaboration and exchange of information and best practice between members and the wider network of humanitarian security risk specialists, as well as liaising with and acting as a resource for UN agencies, academic institutions, donors, etc. The aim of GISF is to develop best practice for effective security risk management across the humanitarian and aid sector.

Steps to register for a session:

  1. Log in (or create an account)on the HNPW homepage;
  2. Select ‘Event Programme‘ on the navigation toolbar, where you can view the full HNPW event programme;
  3. To find any GISF event, you need to find ‘Priority Topics‘ in the filter selection on the left-hand side of the screen;
  4. Under ‘Priority Topics’ please select ‘Humanitarian Security’– this will filter to show you any registered GISF event;
  5. To register your attendance for any event, please select ‘register‘ just to the left-hand of the session title;
  6. You will have the option to register, either face to face or virtually depending on the session; bookmark the event; or cancel your registration;
  7. When you select register, the ‘register’ button will change to ‘registered‘, and you will receive a confirmation email from ‘no-reply@un.org’. 

If you have any questions on registration, please reach out to Megan (gisf-info@gisf.ngo)

To find out more about HNPW please click here.


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