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Podcast: Humanitarian Incidents

7 September 2018

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Podcast: Humanitarian Incidents

The Humanitarian Incidents podcast is an ECHO funding project which looks at different aspects and perspectives of incident information and humanitarian security risk management. Each episode brings humanitarian experts from Geneva to South Sudan doing everything from research to operations. They discuss how better understanding, management and use of incident information can improve organisations’ risk management and access to crisis-affected populations.

The SIIM (Security Incident Information Management) project produced this podcast. The project builds the capacity of NGOs to undertake speedier security-related information management and sharing, thereby strengthening humanitarian response. The project is supported by the European Interagency Security Forum, Insecurity Insight and RedR UK and is funded by EU Humanitarian Aid.


Episode 1 – Incident Information: What is it?

Episode 2 – Building on Success: Effective use of information to improve security risk management

Episode 3 – Evidence Based Advocacy: How incident information can help

Episode 4 – Sexual Violence: Ensuring lessons are learned while remaining survivor-focused

Episode 5 – Building Trust at Field Level: The national perspective

Episode 6 – What Happens to Incident Information: the Analyst’s Perspective


Robert Cudmore is our podcast expert and the interviewer in these episodes. Robert is a podcaster best known for his award-winning series, The Audio Drama Production Podcast. As well as producing and presenting several documentaries and dramas for radio, he is also a freelance broadcast journalist, having worked with several radio stations including BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4. He is currently a radio lecturer in Fife, on top of which he is also a freelance narrator and producer of audio-books and established voice actor.



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