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GISF Global Autumn Forum 2022

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GISF 2022 Autumn Forum – Agenda

GISF 2022 Autumn Forum – Programme

GISF 2022 Autumn Forum – Linktree

GISF’s Autumn Forum, will be taking place in Brussels, Washington, D.C. and virtually on 20th, 21st and 22nd September. We have spread the event over 3 days in response to feedback from the last forum. Day 1 and 2 will be hybrid, day 3 will be fully virtual. 

The GISF Autumn Forum is designed to provide an opportunity for GISF Members to learn from one another and engage in deeper discussion and learnings on critical topics related to humanitarian security risk management. Whilst this Forum is is primarily designed for Global and Regional Security Leads, we encourage our members to share this invitation with all relevant colleagues within their organisation. 

The theme of GISF’s 2022 Autumn Forum is collaboration.

Key Topics:

Day One

  • Member case study
  • Civil-Military Coordination and SRM
  • Policy and Procedures Toolbox (repeated on day 2 in the European time zone)
  • Context Session: Mexico

Day Two

  • Sharing Resources with Local Partners
  • Context Session: Afghanistan
  • Working with Different Government Bodies on Crisis Response

Day 3

  • Digital Security
  • Advocating for Safe Humanitarian Access
  • GISF Priorities going Forward

Dates and Timings:

Dates: Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2022. 

Overall Timings 

Day 1: Tuesday 20th September | Hybrid 
Location Time 
In person Brussels 12:45 – 18:00 CEST *
In person Washington D.C. 07:45 – 17:30 EDT *
Virtual 12:45-17:00 BST / 13:45-18:00 CEST / 08:00-17:30 EDT 
Day 2: Wednesday 21st September | Hybrid 
In person Brussels 08:30 – 17:15 CEST 
In person Washington D.C. 08:00 – 15:00 EDT 
Virtual 08:00-16:15 BST / 09:00-17:15 CEST / 08:00-15:00 EDT 
Day 3: Thursday 22nd September | Virtual 
Virtual 13:00-16:00 BST / 14:00-17:00 CEST / 08:00-11:00 EDT 

*After day 1 of the forum an informal security social will be held at both in person venues.

Please contact Megan gisf-info@gisf.ngo or Tara gisf-americas@gisf.ngo for any immediate questions.  

In Person Specifics


Brussels Agenda

Location: Transforma BXL, Avenue Jules Bordet 13, 1140 Brussels.

Accommodation:  The GISF Secretariat will be staying at Gresham Belson Hotel Brussels.

Reception: We will be hosting a small reception after the first day of the forum, at the venue listed above (Transforma Brussels). As in previous years we are also looking at booking an evening meal for after the reception on the first day, we will be in touch about with more information about this in the coming weeks.


Day 1 | Tuesday 20th September: 12:45 – 18:00 CEST

Day 2 | Wednesday 21st September: 08:30 – 17:00 CEST

Day 3 | Thursday 22nd September: Virtual

Participation information: 

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Agenda

Location:  Ronald Reagan Building, Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20004

Accommodation: We have reserved a room block at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, which you can access more information on here (this link will be live until August 22nd). The rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure to book in as early as possible.

Reception: Following the first day of the forum, in Washington D.C. we will be hosting a social at Elephant & Castle, Washington D.C. This social will be open to GISF members, prospective members, business partners, affiliates, and network friends. If you would like to invite other colleagues from within the sector, you are welcome to share this interest form


Day 1 | Tuesday 20th September: 07:45 – 17:30 EDT

Day 2 | Wednesday 21st September: 08:00 – 13:30 EDT

Day 3 | Thursday 22nd September: Virtual

Participation information: 



Day 1 | Tuesday 20th September: 12:45-17:00 BST / 13:45-18:00 CEST / 08:00-17:30 EDT

Day 2 | Wednesday 21st September: 08:00-16:00 BST / 09:00-17:00 CEST / 08:00-13:30 EDT

Day 3 | Thursday 22nd September: 13:00-16:00 BST / 14:00-17:00 CEST / 08:00-11:00 EDT

Participation information:

We would like you to have a look at the documents, ‘GISF Forum Rules and Considerations for Virtual Participation’, before joining the Forum.