The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) is pleased to announce the opening of a call for papers for its upcoming publication, Achieving safe operations through acceptance: challenges and opportunities for security risk management.
While acceptance is supposedly the primary security risk management (SRM) strategy of NGOs, its meaning and mechanisms have not received a corresponding amount of attention. This GISF publication will investigate what it means to ‘do’ acceptance in practice, including obstacles and opportunities that have emerged over time. The short paper series will also consider how changes in the aid environment and aid organisations affect acceptance, drawing practical lessons for security managers. The publication will be edited by Dr Larissa Fast, Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies at the HCRI, University of Manchester, and Léa Moutard, Research Advisor at GISF (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GISF is seeking contributions for this publication, in the form of abstracts followed by short papers. Case studies based on current field research or experience, and proposals reflecting on past practice and lessons are encouraged. The selected papers will be published in a single report, which GISF will publicly launch in Fall 2021.
The deadline for abstract submissions is March 10th 2021.
To view the full call for papers, please follow this link.