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GISF Compounding Crises Podcast Series

GISF’s Compounding Crises podcast series unpacks just some of the issues impacting humanitarian SRM (from COVID-19 and beyond) and offers insights from security professionals. Conversations explore the interlinked risks that face the sector, including: partnerships in crisis, digital security in the humanitarian space, and other cross-cutting themes such as mis and dis-information, climate change and the politicisation of aid.

A security manager’s role is to enable aid workers to operate within uncertain and risky environments. As such, they are employed to analyse, anticipate, and react to contexts that are characterised by multiple threats. The insights they provide from a risk management perspective prove especially relevant in modern times when, more often than not, multiple crises occur at once, sometimes compounding and intensifying one another.

This series takes a deeper look into the role of the security manager, and asks what does it means to manage multifaceted and ever-evolving crises while planning for those on the horizon? Is the role of security manager changing in these times and, if so, how?

You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube by searching our title below:

Apple Podcasts: The GISF Podcast – Global Interagency Security Forum

Spotify: The GISF Podcast – Global Interagency Security Forum

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0WPSZDUXET-Hyp9bDEYKQ


Episode 1: Partnerships in Crisis
With Léa Moutard


Episode 2: Digital Security in the Humanitarian Space
With James Davis

Episode 3: The ever-changing role of the NGO security risk manager
With Andrew Kirkham

Episode 4: The intersection of climate change, compounding crises and security risk management
With Emma Villard

Episode 5: Reflections from 2020: Insights from a Global Security Manager
With Vita Peake



The series production team included: Tara Arthur, Aisling Sweeney, Camila Shoeibi, Charlotte Sissons, Next Day Podcast. and special thanks to all guests and the GISF Secretariat.