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Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) Handbook

Security incident information management (SIIM) is the collection, reporting, recording, analysis, sharing and use of information (including data) linked to a security incident (2018). Security incident information management is a key part of an organisation’s broader security risk management, which…

Guidance Material 2017 Arabic, English, French, Spanish GISF publication

GISF Podcast: How does security risk management enable access?

NGO Security Management

In the first EISF in Conversation podcast, Loretta Minghella OBE, CEO of Christian Aid, speaks about how security risk management enables access. She discusses good practice and goes on to explain how to embed security risk management in humanitarian programmes. Loretta also considers…

Podcast 2017 English GISF publication

GISF Podcast: First Series

NGO Security Management

The EISF in Conversation podcast was launched in September 2017. The podcast investigates different perspectives and aspects of humanitarian security risk management. The aim is to raise awareness of security risk management, encourage a better understanding of what security risk management can…

Other, Podcast 2017 English GISF publication

Security Risk Management: a basic guide for smaller NGOs

Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

This guide (2017) aims to be a simple, easy-to-use security resource to help smaller NGOs demystify security risk management. By setting out the elements of a basic security risk management framework, this guide aims to support NGOs in translating their…

Guidance Material, Guides 2017 English GISF publication

People management (Security to Go module)

Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

People management has a direct impact on security risk management. This module takes a closer look at the employee cycle and identifies the practices in people management which carry an obligation or risk. This module demonstrates that the best solution…

Guides 2017 English GISF publication

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

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

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

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