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Keeping up with COVID-19: essential guidance for NGO security risk managers

Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact not only the security risks that NGOs face, but also the way risk treatment measures are developed, implemented, and communicated to staff. As we get used to new ways of working with COVID-19, and…

Guidance Material 2020 English GISF publication

Mobile Guides: Security Risk Management Toolkit

Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Training

We worked with Disaster Ready to develop a collection of 6 short, interactive mobile guides on critical security topics. Based on our popular Security to Go guide, the mobile guides have been designed to help you protect yourself, your organisation,…

Training Document 2020 English GISF publication

Security to go: a risk management toolkit for humanitarian aid agencies

Acceptance, Context Analysis, Equipment, Inclusivity, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety, Technology

Security to go: a risk management toolkit for humanitarian aid agencies (2020) is intended to provide a simple, easy-to-use guide for non-security experts to quickly set up basic safety, security and risk management systems in new contexts or rapid onset emergency…

Guides 2020 English GISF publication

Partnerships and Security Risk Management: from the local partner’s perspective

Localisation, NGO Security Management, Safety, Training, Wellbeing

This research paper complements GISF’s 2012 report Security Management and Capacity Development: International agencies working with local partners. This first analysis brought key insights into partnership dynamics, including strengths and weaknesses from the international NGO (INGO) perspective. The latest research…

Paper 2020 English GISF publication

Compounding Crises, Episode 3: The ever-changing role of the NGO security risk manager

Acceptance, Access, Context Analysis, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Wellbeing

Since its inception, humanitarian security risk management has developed rapidly. In recent years, the profession has evolved from the ‘compounds and barbed wire’ activities it used to be known for, shifting to include staff safeguarding, wellbeing, digital security and more.…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication

Gérer la Violence Sexuelle à l’encontre du Personnel Humanitaire : prévention, préparation, réponse et suivi

Gender, Human Rights, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Training, Wellbeing

Les agences humanitaires ont des obligations de sécurité envers leur personnel, communément désignées par l’expression anglaise « duty of care », au titre desquelles elles se doivent de répondre aux incidents de violence sexuelle visant leurs employés. La violence sexuelle,…

Guides 2020 French GISF publication

Gérer la Sécurité du Personnel Humanitaire aux Profils Diversifiés

Gender, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety, Wellbeing

La sécurité personnelle des travailleurs et travailleuses humanitaires dépend à la fois du lieu où ils se trouvent, de leur identité, de leur rôle et de l’organisation pour laquelle ils travaillent. Les organisations humanitaires ont des obligations de sécurité à…

Paper 2020 French GISF publication

Compounding Crises, Episode 2: Digital Security in the Humanitarian Space

Acceptance, Communications, Equipment, Gender, Human Rights, Inclusivity, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Technology, Training

For some, the digitisation of the humanitarian sphere is a crisis. For others, it’s a door to a world of unforeseen opportunities. Whatever way you look at it, digitisation has the potential to present real risks to NGOs and their…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication
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GISF Webinar, Acceptance: past, present and future

Acceptance, NGO Security Management

This GISF webinar, which took place on Thursday 23rd July, looked back at the framing of acceptance as a security management approach, how acceptance is used today and opportunities for the future. Speakers: Dr Larissa Fast of the University of…

Webinar 2020 English GISF publication