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Special Edition Podcast: Managing Operations in a COVID-19 World

NGO Security Management

In this one-off podcast, Tara Arthur, GISF’s Projects and Membership Officer (Americas) speaks to Heather Hughes, GISF’s Deputy Director. Since February, Heather has been leading GISF’s activities on COVID-19. During this short release, Tara and Heather discuss some of the…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication

GISF Publications Catalogue

Acceptance, Access, Civil-Military, Communications, Context Analysis, Gender, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, Local Action, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Private Security Providers, Safety, Technology, Training

GISF Publications GISF Briefing Papers and Reports GISF Briefing Papers and Reports investigate some of the key conceptual issues facing NGOs and security risk managers in humanitarian operations. The papers aim to consolidate theory in practice; many contain practical tools…

Other 2020 English GISF publication

About GISF 2020

NGO Security Management

The European Interagency Security forum (EISF) is an independent network of humanitarian Security Focal Points who represent NGOs operating internationally and is committed to strengthening humanitarian security risk management to allow greater access to and impact for crisis-affected populations. 

Other 2019 English GISF publication

Gestión de riesgos de seguridad: una guía básica para las ONG pequeñas

NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

La presente guía (2019) pretende ser un recurso de seguridad sencillo y fácil de usar que sirva a las ONG más pequeñas para romper mitos sobre la gestión de riesgos. Al establecer los elementos de un marco de gestión de…

Guides 2019 Spanish GISF publication

Safeguarding Aid Workers

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

Considerable attention in the aid world and media is currently directed at the concept of safeguarding. Although the word has mostly been used in reference to the safeguarding of beneficiaries, in this article (2019), Megan Nobert explores the safeguarding of…

Article 2019 English GISF publication

SIIM Podcast: What happens to incident information: The analyst’s perspective

NGO Security Management

In this episode of the Humanitarian Incidents podcast we speak to Frances Nobes, Security Operations and Research Analyst for World Vision International. Frances discusses what we mean when we talk about ‘analysis’, why it matters, and the role incident information can play in…

Podcast 2019 English GISF publication

SIIM Podcast: Building Trust at Field Level: The national perspective

NGO Security Management

In this episode of the Humanitarian Incidents podcast we speak to Nour Kossaibany, security lead at the International Rescue Committee. Nour explains why keeping national staff and local partner staff safe is critical for organisations and effective programme delivery. She discusses how…

Podcast 2018 English GISF publication

Managing security-related information: a closer look at incident reporting systems and software

Context Analysis, NGO Security Management

This article briefly explores the technological platforms non-governmental organisations (NGOs) use to access and share security-related information, particularly focusing on internal incident reporting software. In this article (2018), the author, Gonzalo de Palacios, also reviews how organisations can access contextual…

Article 2018 English GISF publication