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HNPW x GISF | Security Risk Management in the Changing Global and Humanitarian Context

HNPW x GISF | Security Risk Management in the Changing Global and Humanitarian Context table
Date21 Apr 2021
Time3:00 pm 4:30 pm CEST |9:00 am10:30 am EDT
Provider GISF, OCHA
AddressVirtual
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://vosocc.unocha.org/GetFile.aspx?xml=7099mNSNuyt2ObIjn0rASVQuOcrk99i1yNbKXSwpylU9vDMx_B_l1.html&tid=7099&laid=1
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HNPW x GISF

Increasing attacks on aid workers continue jeopardising the sustainability of aid operations. Last year, 484 major attacks against aid workers were reported, 124 of which led to death. The latest  SCORE report identifies insecurity as the main obstacle to gaining humanitarian access.

In this shrinking humanitarian space, security risk management (SRM) aims to enable populations in need to access relief by keeping aid workers safe. Still, SRM’s efforts are often siloed from other parts of the humanitarian sector. This gap feeds misunderstandings about what SRM is and ultimately reduces organisations’ ability to effectively protect aid workers and the communities they serve.

For the first time, SRM is one of HNPW’s nine priority topics this year. Recognising the Global Interagency Security Forum’s (GISF) leading role in supporting collaboration on SRM and improving aid workers’ protection, GISF has been selected to lead sessions on this critical topic. Bringing together experts from across the aid world, GISF will be co-hosting ten open sessions on five SRM topics in partnership with different actors such as the UN, ICRC, FCDO, and Manchester University.

We welcome all humanitarians to join our sessions and discuss how to keep aid workers safe and facilitate access to affected communities. SRM impacts all aspects of humanitarian action, and together, we will improve communication and coordination across the sector and identify how SRM must adapt to face current challenges.

This year’s GISF-led HNPW sessions are (1) Security Risk Management in the Changing Global and Humanitarian Context, (2) Sharing Risk: Building Stronger Partnerships, (3) Acceptance & Access (4) Managing Security Risks in the Digital World, (5) A Person-Centred Approach to Security Risk Management in Humanitarian Response. The sessions will run twice.

Registration for the GISF HNPW sessions is now open. To register and find out more, please follow this link: https://buff.ly/3cZV2yV.’

HNPW x GISF | Security Risk Management in the Changing Global and Humanitarian Context

Session Objective:

Provide an overview of Security Risk Management in the current global context for humanitarian response

This session is for all those who have an interest in maintaining safe and sustainable access for humanitarian action. The session will provide an opportunity to bring together different perspectives to provide a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced when developing and implementing effective and appropriate security risk management measures. This session will also link to the current advocacy campaigns on the protection of humanitarian space.

Session Overview:

This session of 90 minutes will provide an interactive space to discuss the topic and to collect different ideas and understandings. Specialists for programmes, protection, funding and security will present their perspectives on security risk management, this panel will be followed by a short Q&A. Participants will then be invited to join small break-out groups where they will be invited to identify challenges and opportunities for improving coordination and collaboration for security risk management across the sector.

How to Sign-up

To register for this event, firstly, please follow the link above. This link will take you the HNPW sign-in page, where you will need to register with HNPW (if you are already registered, you will be able to sign in). This should take no longer than five minutes.

Once you have registered an account, you can then follow the same link to sign-in and view the full HNPW event programme.

To find this event, or any of the other events GISF are facilitating, you need to select ‘Humanitarian Security’ under Priority Topics on the left-hand side of the screen. This will filter the search and show you all the events GISF are helping to facilitate.

To register your attendance at this event, or any other event, you need to hover over the R in the box next to the left-hand of the session title. Clicking the R, will make a list pop-up with registration options. Simply press ‘Register’ at the top of this list, and you will be registered for the event.

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

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