GISF: launching new Security Risk Management guidance
1. Keeping up with COVID-19: essential guidance for NGO security risk managers
Covid-19 has made significant changes in the ways security risks are managed. Since the pandemic struck, NGOs have been facing increased security risks all over the world and changed the ways risk treatment measures are developed, implemented, and communicated to staff.
"As we get used to new ways of working with COVID-19, and the focus is, rightly, on the pandemic and its impacts, we must ensure that we do not lose sight of ongoing, as well as, new security situations and issues. This guidance document is for staff with security risk management responsibilities and is presented in a series of modules that look at how SRM is impacted by COVID-19. The guidance is divided into three parts (A) Policy and Planning, (B) Operational Security and (C) Staff Support."
2. Partnerships and Security Risk Management: a joint action guide for local and international aid organizations
"Since attacks on aid workers have been recorded, local and national NGO (L/NNGO) aid workers worldwide have been the most exposed to security risks. As efforts to ‘localise’ aid carry on and with it, partnerships multiply, we must ensure that international NGOs (INGO) and L/NNGOs address these risks within their partnerships.
This guide aims to support L/NNGOs and INGOs in the aid sector to better manage and share responsibility for security risks in partnerships. It builds on findings from the GISF briefing paper, Security Management and Capacity Development: International agencies working with local partners, (2012) and the GISF research paper, Partnerships and Security Risk Management: from the local partner’s perspective (2020). Addressing key challenges identified in this research, this guide offers tools and guidance on improving partnerships’ structure and supporting better access to security risk management (SRM) resources for local NGOs in the humanitarian space, including advocacy."
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