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Welcome to Shaun Bickley, GISF interim Executive Coordinator

NGO Security Management

We are delighted to welcome Shaun Bickley to GISF. Shaun is taking over from Lisa Reilly as interim Executive Coordinator from November 2015 until March 2016. Shaun also covered the GISF Executive Coordinator post prior to Lisa taking on the role, so he is very familiar with the running of GISF. Shaun has more than 20 years’ experience in humanitarian access and security, in some of the most challenging conflict and crisis situations. As a leading humanitarian security consultant and facilitator, he has worked with a wide variety of organisations including British Red Cross, Save the Children, Plan International, Oxfam, Merlin, MSF (Holland), Islamic Relief, CARE International, Action Aid, Christian Aid, VSO and RedR.

18 Nov 2015

ATHA Innovation Series – Interview with GISF Researcher Raquel Vazquez Llorente

Acceptance, Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

The Harvard University Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) is launching a month-long 'Innovation Series'. This is a series of short podcast discussions with professionals and experts on areas of innovative thinking and development in the humanitarian sector. In the first episode of the series ATHA's Julia Brooks speaks with Raquel Vazquez Llorente, Researcher at the European Interagency Security Forum (GISF).

14 Aug 2015

Humanitarian Innovation Conference July 2015

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues

GISF will be taking part in the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference, held by the Humanitarian Innovation Project, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit, in Oxford on 17 and 18 July 2015

18 Jun 2015

GISF May Update

NGO Security Management

Are you looking for a new security advisor role? Searching for personal security training or a course in security risk management? Look no further this May - take a look at this month's roundup here.

28 May 2015

April Update

NGO Security Management

Take a look at Ruth's monthly roundup of humanitarian security vacancies and trainings, as well as GISF news.

22 Apr 2015

GISF in the News

NGO Security Management

Matt Brimble of Raleigh International contributed to a recent Guardian article entitled Before you travel: pointers for new NGOs. In the article he highlights that GISF is a useful source of information for NGO security management. Read the full article and find more useful tips for first time travellers of new NGOs.

10 Apr 2015

GISF Workshop – Humanitarian Access Negotiation Skills

NGO Security Management

Many thanks to those who joined us for the Humanitarian Access Negotiation Skills workshop which took place in Paris on Monday 30th March. Joe Belliveau of Conflict Dynamics International facilitated an interesting and dynamic workshop, relating the 'Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict: Handbook on the International Normative Framework' to practical examples of negotiations in the field. Please take a look at the workshop outline and the evaluation results for more information on the modules addressed during the workshop.

1 Apr 2015

7-up risk survey

Policy Guidance

The Institute of Risk Management undertook a detailed survey of the risk landscape in 2007-8 and has developed a new survey to see how risk management has evolved over the past seven year period. The previous survey was undertaken provided a good insight of the then current state, as well as some of the trends emerging. The Institute of Risk Management innovation special interest group is now seeking views and insight as part of their '7-up risk survey'.

2 Mar 2015