Following on from last year’s success, GISF will be hosting several sessions at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) 2022. Under the heading of Areas of Common Concern (AOCC), GISF is leading on Integrating Security Risk Management Across Humanitarian Action, hosting several virtual and face-to-face sessions in partnership with actors such as the UN, ICRC, CBM, Raleigh International, as well as independent consultants between the 2nd and the 20th of May. This year, HNPW 2022 will be held in a hybrid format. The first and third weeks will take place remotely, and the second week (09-13 May) will be organised face-to-face at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva. GISF is hosting sessions across all three weeks.
At HNPW 2022, now under the heading of Areas of Common Concern (AOCC), GISF will continue to lead on the Integrating Security Risk Management Across Humanitarian Action AOCC. Held in a hybrid format from the 2nd to the 20th of May, HNPW provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues. One of the largest humanitarian events of its kind, it gathers participants from the UN, NGOs, member states, the private sector, academia and beyond to discuss and solve common challenges in humanitarian affairs.
The first and third weeks will take place remotely, and the second week (9th – 13th May) will take place face-to-face at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva. GISF is hosting sessions across all three weeks to advance good security risk management practices and break silos in the sector to enable safe humanitarian operations.
Week One | 2nd May – 6th May 2022 | Virtual
Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Why an integrated approach to security risk management is important | 3rd May 2022 | 15:00-16:30 CEST | Virtual
Speakers: Steve Dennis (SMRT Consulting); Philipp Burtzlaff (CBM); Lisa Reilly (GISF)
Summary: This session aims to raise awareness of the direct importance of security risk management for ensuring mental as well as physical well-being across the humanitarian sector. It addresses and identifies cross-cutting issues such as the importance of a person-centred approach for equity and inclusivity in SRM, why it is vital to consider the well-being of local partners, and the impact of our digital world on security risk management and well-being.
A Person Centred Approach to Security Risk Management: Benefits and challenges | 4th May 2022 | 15:00-16:30 CEST | Virtual
Speakers: Lisa Short (Arete Business Performance); Philipp Burtzlaff (CBM)
Week Two | 9th May – 13th May 2022 | In-person week, International Conference Centre (CICG), Geneva
Building an Organisation Culture for Effective Security Risk Management: Exploring element of Duty of Care before, during and after incidents | 10th May 2022 | 11:00-12:30 CEST | Hybrid
Speakers: Steve Dennis (SMRT Consulting); Christine Williamson (Duty of Care International)
Summary: Building on recent survey results (Incident support in aid organizations, survey open until Feb 10, 2022), Christine Williamson and Steve Dennis are studying how aid organisations currently implement support to staff injured or harmed in workplace incidents.
Closed Session: Improving staff safety through effective donorship | 10th May 2022 | 14:00-15:00 CEST | Hybrid
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How Technology is Changing Security Risk Management in the Humanitarian Sector | 12th May 2022 | 11:00-13:00 CEST | In person
Speakers: Lisa Short (Arete Business Performance); David Clamp (Raleigh International)
Summary: While the ‘digital revolution’ remains a strongly positive enabler, allowing the world to communicate, work and engage better with business communities globally, it does bring new challenges, risks, and opportunities for the humanitarian sector and security risk management
Inclusive Security, balancing aspirations, and constraints | 12th May 2022 | 14:00-15:30 CEST | Hybrid
Speakers: Catherine Plumridge (UNDSS); JP Kiehl (ICRC)
Summary: To highlight the aspirations of inclusive security, constraints to implementation and suggested approaches, this session aims to address specific security needs of personnel according to their personal profile, which is often not understood, not planned for, or consistently met.
Week Three | 16th May – 20th May 2022 | Virtual
How does race and racism impact aid workers’ security? | 17th May 2022 | 15:00-16:30 CEST | Virtual
Speakers: Tara Arthur (GISF); Léa Moutard
Summary: This session introduces GISF’s new article entitled: Toward inclusive security risk management: the impact of race, ethnicity, and nationality on aid workers’ security; which seeks to encourage informed conversations by unpacking the ways in which race, ethnicity and nationality can affect the security risks aid workers face and the way they are managed.
Tackling Mis-Information and Dis-Information in Humanitarian Response | 19th May 2022 | 15:00-16:30 CEST | Virtual
Speakers: Lisa Short (Arete Business Performance)
To find out more about each individual session, please click the links above, or check out our events page.
If you have any questions about GISF’s sessions, HNPW or registration, please reach out to Megan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GISF will have an in-person exhibition stand at HNPW this year at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva from the 9th to 13th of May. If you are in Geneva and attending HNPW, come and say hello to our team!
We are also scheduling some virtual exhibition stands, where you can drop in and speak to one of the GISF Secretariat to find out more about GISF or ask any questions you may have. More information about these will be released soon.