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Security Guidelines

This Security Guidelines should be seen as an extension of any organisation’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the Country Security Plan. Whereas the SOPs are obligatory, the Guidelines may not be. They act as a guide in various situations and…

1 Mar 2011 Resource

Guidance Security Assessment Tool

This document (2011) provides a tool for assessing and improving the security management and practices of both the ACT Alliance members in a specific programme country and/or its partner organizations. The tool is focused on medium and high risk countries/areas.…

25 Jan 2011 Resource

Risk in humanitarian action: Towards a common approach?

This report by Victoria Metcalfe, Ellen Martin and Sara Pantuliano (HPG- the Humanitarian Policy Group, 2011), depicts “the range of contextual, propragmmatic and institutional risks involved in humanitarian action, how these risks are viewed and managed by the humanitarian community.…

1 Jan 2011 Resource

Managing Aid Agency Security in an Evolving World: The Larger Challenge

This GISF article by Koenraad Van Brabant (2010) considers security management by international aid agencies against the realities of an evolving wider world. It describes the broad challenge of ‘acceptance’ which stretches far beyond the management capacity of security personnel,…

1 Dec 2010 Resource

Joint NGO Safety and Security Training

Humanitarian agencies are increasingly aware of the centrality of security-related training to strategies for ensuring the safety of aid workers whilst maintaining access to crisis-affected populations. In a survey conducted by the International Medical Corps (IMC) during the first half…

18 Apr 2010 Resource

Contingency Plan Template

This template (2010) covers decision making and management for lockdown, relocation and evacuation, providing definitions and criteria.

3 Mar 2010 Resource

Guide to Producing Operational Requirements for Security Measures

The aim of this guide (2010) by the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) is to ensure that appropriate security measures are recommended to manage the risk to a level acceptable to all stakeholders. It introduces the concept…

1 Feb 2010 Resource