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Published: April 19, 2021

HNPW 2021 – GISF to lead the priority topic ‘Integrating SRM across Humanitarian Action’.

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Today marks the start of the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), where GISF is excited to drive a new and one out of nine priority topics: ‘Integrating Security Risk Management across humanitarian action’.

GISF is bringing together experts from across the aid world, to co-host multiple open access events aiming for broader engagement and increased understanding of Security Risk Management (SRM) and breaking down silos in the aid sector. Sessions are designed to bring together security experts as well as none-security focused humanitarians to make security more accessible and integrated across humanitarian action.

In this news item we are sharing the GISF co-led sessions that are taking place this week. Additionally, this news item highlights other sessions that we believe could be particularly interesting for you to attend, and support in breaking down silos between humanitarian security professionals and other humanitarian professionals.

You can also find GISF at the HNPW Virtual Exhibition. GISF has set up a Virtual Exhibition ‘booth’ where you can find out more about the work GISF does during any time of the day.

In addition, GISF has set up multiple interactive exhibition sessions throughout HNPW. These sessions allow anyone to speak to GISF directly to find out more about SRM, GISF or a career in this field. 

GISF sessions week 1

21 April, 15.00 – 16.30 UTC +2 and 22 April, 10.00 – 11.30 UTC +2

Security Risk Management in the Changing Global and Humanitarian Context

Maintaining safe and sustainable access for humanitarian action, this 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.

Click here to register here.

22 April 15.00 – 16.30 UTC+2 and 23 April 10.00 – 11.30 UTC+2

Sharing Risk: Building Stronger Partnerships

The pandemic has accelerated localisation processes and highlighted the importance of partnerships with local actors to deliver aid. With local aid workers being on the front line, the sector must share security risks with local aid organisations and protect them. This session will offer partners practical solutions to carry the burden of security risks together.

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GISF Selection for week 1

20 April 15.00 – 16.30 UTC+2

1. What is the challenge for moving towards a more inclusive humanitarian action: defining the problem and objectives (Inclusion priority topic)

21 April at 15.30 – 17.00 UTC+2 (IASC led)

2. Collective Advocacy on the Humanitarian Impact of Counterterrorism Measures

22 April 14.00 – 15.15 UTC +2 (Localisation priority topic)

3. Centring local leadership in humanitarian coordination – A dialogue between national civil society networks and international coordination actors

13.00 – 14.00 UTC + 2 (Organisation Culture priority topic)

4. Our collective Duty of Care opportunity in digital transformation

Click here to view the full programme