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Resilience Handout 2020-10


Agenda overview – North America Forum 2020 

Forum Program – North America Forum 2020

Update: Confirmed participants should receive an e-mail containing final event information on Monday, October 19th.  Details are also available below.

Dear Participants,

Thank you for joining us for the inaugural GISF North America Forum taking place this week on  October 21st and 22nd. We would like to share the following important details regarding the event with you.

The Forum program and other relevant information will be available here. Please use this tool as a forum resource, information will be regularly updated.

We will be using Zoom as a meeting platform. Please watch this video, and read this page ahead of the forum, particularly if you are not familiar with Zoom.

Please see below for links to join both days. There is no need for you to sign up again ahead of time, Just click the link at the start of that day (these links are also available on the linktree here).

Finally, we would like you to have a look at the document called ‘GISF Forum Rules and Considerations for Virtual Participation’ available  here.

Please do not disseminate this email further, as it contains restricted information. If you are no longer able to attend please let us know. Please reach out to Tara at gisf-americas@gisf.ngo with any questions.

We look forward ‘seeing’ you soon!

Best regards,


  • Wednesday 21 October | 9:00 – 15:30 ET

Topic: GISF North America Forum – Day 1

Time: Oct 21, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 918 6350 6054

Passcode: 041186

  • Thursday 22 October | 9:00 – 13:00 ET

GISF North America Forum – Day 2

Time: Oct 22, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 938 8399 6693

Passcode: 139566



Dear Participants,

We look forward to seeing you ‘virtually’ in a few weeks at the upcoming Inaugural GISF North American Forum.  Shared here is an outline of the event’s agenda.  In the lead up to the Forum, we will be back in touch with additional details, including links to join the meeting and a more detailed final-agenda.  In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Kind regards,


E-mail: gisf-americas@gisf.ngo

Become a Member: https://gisfprod.wpengine.com/get-involved/become-a-member/


Agenda overview – North America Forum 2020 

The GISF North America Forum is a two-day event for security focal points in the non-profit sector. The event offers opportunities for expert learning and peer-to-peer networking. Topics and themes will include: Organizational Resilience, Security Risk Management from the Local Partners Perspective, Presentation of a Case Study, Priority setting for North American Organizations and more!

Day One: Wednesday 21st October 2020, 9:00 AM ET – 3:30 PM ET
Day Two: Thursday 22nd October 2020, 9:00 AM ET – 1:00 PM ET
(Click the link above for an overview of the agenda)

GISF is an independent NGO peer support network established in 2006 to provide a platform for global security focal points to share experiences, knowledge and learning. Since then, our membership has expanded to include development and human rights organizations as well as traditional humanitarian members. Over the past 14 years, GISF has created a centre of excellence that gathers and disseminates good practice in security risk management to improve policy and practice. We collaborate with a range of experts within and beyond the sector to ensure a coordinated approach and maximize gain for the whole sector.

The forum will provide an opportunity for GISF members and prospective members to learn from one another and to engage in deeper discussion and learnings on critical topics facing humanitarian security risk management. This event will also be an opportunity for North American organizations to share input with GISF. While virtual, this event is designed to be interactive.

This event is aimed at the security focal points of not-for-profit organizations that operate in several countries. If you would like to attend, please register your interest here.