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HNPW & GISF | How Technology is Changing Security Risk Management in the Humanitarian Sector

HNPW & GISF | How Technology is Changing Security Risk Management in the Humanitarian Sector table
Date12 May 2022
Time11:00 am 1:00 pm CEST |5:00 am7:00 am EDT
Provider OCHA, GISF
AddressInternational Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva
Type In-person
Booking URLhttps://vosocc.unocha.org/Reg/qtdAc2RTGyfxxxplusbZtbXfcwnejkzCxUjsIC.html


Digitisation and technology are advancing so rapidly that changes that once took centuries now happen in years or months. In the past 18 months, the equivalent of 21 years of change has occurred which is at a faster pace than most humans can adapt. While the ‘digital revolution’ remains a strongly positive enabler, allowing the world to communicate, work and engage better with business communities globally, it does bring new challenges, risks, and opportunities for the humanitarian sector and security risk management. The threat terrain, complexity of risk, multiplicity of intent and global impact and the intersection of the sheer volume of information in a digital world has created an ever-changing landscape for the humanitarian sector.

The Bit by Bit report has highlighted three guiding principles government and business can benefit from moving forward when advancing a culture of innovation and also developing and deploying technology to support us be digitally safe and trusted. Focus on the mission, demonstrate the value of technology, and most importantly don’t forget the people! This requires exploring, understanding and managing changed actions to new intersectionalities of the technologies that are both fundamental and driving Society 5.0 and beyond, with the critical need to keep pace.


  • Professor Lisa Short, FRSA, Grad. Cert Sc., Bch T&D, Dip. T&A Sys., Adv. Dip. OHS, BA (Economics, Geog., Fin. Mgt.) Dip. Ed. Founder, Areté Business Performance
    Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University, London Graduate School & Commonwealth University, SARChI Innovation Research Group [Tshwane University of Technology [South Africa]], African Post Graduate Academy [APGA]
  • David Clamp, Director & Safety, Security and Safeguarding Manager, Raleigh International

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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