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Conducting Conflict Assessments: Guidance Notes

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

This book introduce the concept of Conflict Assessment. The objective of conducting conflict assessments is to improve the effectiveness of development policy and programmes in contributing to conflict prevention and reduction. Conflict assessments can be used to assess: • risks…

Guidance Material 2002 English

Mainstreaming the Organisational Management of Safety and Security

NGO Security Management, Safety

This report offers a comparative overview of recent aid agency attempts to strengthen the management of safety and security. It does more than take stock. Through presenting ideas, approaches and experiences of a range of agencies, asking critical questions and…

Article 2001 English

Crowd behavior, crowd control and the Use of non-leathal weapons

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Private Security Providers

This document is a report on the findings of a panel that convened in September 2001 to discuss crowd control knowledge and theory. The panel resulted from previous work done on the use of non-lethal weapons and many of the…

Report 2001 English

Landmine and UXO Safety Handbook

Context Analysis, Safety

This handbook is NOT an instruction manual for working with mines or UXO, for surveying mined areas, or for finding and removing mines. This handbook is general in nature, and some aspects of it may not be applicable in all…

Guidance Material 2000 English

Are you ready for an Earthquake?


This brochure informs the reader of what to do in the event of an earthquake. It starts by outlining the preparation of a home earthquake plan, it follows with the preparation of a disaster supply kit, knowing what to do…

Guidance Material 1998 English