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GISF Information Leaflet

NGO Security Management

The GISF is a member-led network of NGO security focal points, committed to improving the security of humanitarian staff and operations for sustainable access. This leaflet provides information on what the GISF is, what it does, and the resources it…

Other 2016 English GISF publication
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GISF Webinar | Applying Serious Gaming to Humanitarian Security

NGO Security Management

In this GISF webinar, Raquel Vazquez Llorente, GISF Research Advisor and Atish Gonsalves, Founder of Mobilize.life discuss the opportunities and challenges of integrating serious gaming technology into NGO security training. The webinar explores how new technologies can be used when training humanitarian staff to respond…

Other 2015 English GISF publication
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Applying serious gaming to humanitarian security: A framework for mixed-reality training

NGO Security Management, Safety

Emerging technology can be used for training humanitarian staff to respond effectively to the increasingly complex needs that arise following disasters, particularly when responding to security incidents and executing emergency plans. Creating realistic exercises during the training is crucial to…

Article 2015 English GISF publication
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What is ‘humanitarian communication’? Towards standard definitions and protections for the humanitarian use of ICTs

Acceptance, Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Policy Guidance

Information communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly becoming a defining component of twenty-first century humanitarian response operations during both natural disasters and armed conflict. ICTs have changed how information is communicated and received during crises. It may even be changing how…

Article 2015 English GISF publication
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Organisational risk management in high-risk programmes: the non-medical response to the Ebola outbreak

Acceptance, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

Issue 64 of the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, published by the Humanitarian Practice Network (Overseas Development Institute, ODI), focuses on the Ebola crisis in West Africa. In their article for the magazine, GISF Executive Coordinator Lisa Reilly and GISF Researcher Raquel…

Article 2015 English GISF publication

Ouvrir un nouveau bureau : Manuel à l’attention des organisations non gouvernementales

Equipment, Legal Obligations, Policy Guidance, Safety

Ce manuel a été conçu pour présenter de manière simplifiée les démarches qu’il est recommandé d’entreprendre pour ouvrir un bureau dans un pays où le marché de l’immobilier est susceptible d’être complexe et/ou confus. Bien que ce manuel fasse souvent…

Guides 2015 French GISF publication

Office Opening: A guide for non-governmental organisations

Equipment, Legal Obligations, Policy Guidance, Safety

A well-planned and transparent approach to opening an office will mitigate many of the risks involved. The process is not linear and every situation will have different requirements. However, by applying a logical and organised process, setting up an office…

Guides 2015 English GISF publication
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GISF Webinar: Communications Technology and Humanitarian Delivery – Challenges and Opportunities for Security Risk Management

Equipment, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

EISF teamed up with DisasterReady.org to host a webinar entitled ‘Communications Technology and Humanitarian Delivery: Challenges and Opportunities for Security Risk Management’. The webinar launches GISF’s new paper of the same title, and features engaging discussion on opportunities and challenges of communications…

Tool 2014 English GISF publication