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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

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

Gestión de la Seguridad del Personal Humanitario con Perfiles Diversos

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

La seguridad personal de alguien que trabaja en el sector humanitario se ve afectada por la interacción entre dónde está esa persona, quién es, y su función y su organización. Como empleadoras, las organizaciones humanitarias tienen el deber de cuidado…

Paper 2020 Spanish GISF publication

Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles

Acceptance, Gender, Human Rights, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management

An aid worker’s personal security is impacted by the interplay between where the aid worker is, who they are, and their role and organisation. As employers, aid organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect…

Briefing, Paper 2018 English GISF publication

NGO Safety and Security Training Project: How to Create Effective Security Training for NGOs

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety, Training

The NGO Safety and Security Training Report (2014) by Christine Persaud provides a narrative of the research findings, an updated curriculum, and guidance tools for training. It is based on extensive research and interviews with members of the NGO community.…

Paper 2014 English GISF publication

The Future of Humanitarian Security in Fragile Contexts: An analysis of transformational factors affecting humanitarian action in the coming decade

Acceptance, Civil-Military, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

The Future of Humanitarian Security in Fragile Contexts: An analysis of transformational factors affecting humanitarian action in the coming decade  (2013) stems from a recognition that the humanitarian landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade. The transformation of the…

Paper 2014 English GISF publication