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      The Professionalisation of Security Risk Management in the NGO Sector | GISF & INSSA Webinar Recording

      NGO Security Management, Safety, Training

      For decades, aid workers have responded to increasing humanitarian needs in complex environments while facing serious threats and access challenges. Security risk management (SRM) has become crucial in allowing humanitarians to deliver aid despite these obstacles, and the sector’s professionalisation…

      Event recording, Training Document 2022 English GISF publication

      Why Humanitarian Security Risk Management Matters

      NGO Security Management

      Insecurity is the greatest barrier to access for humanitarian assistance. How exactly can security risk management help us to achieve safe, sustainable access for communities facing crises? Our new video explains what SRM is, why you need to know about…

      Video 2022 English GISF publication

      Security Risk Management Essentials Certificate


      Developed in collaboration with DisasterReady and Insecurity Insight, this free assessment-based certificate programme enables humanitarian organisations and staff to understand the basic principles and practices behind security risk management, strengthen their security capacity and systematise security risk management processes and…

      Training Document 2022 English GISF publication

      Ukraine: Humanitarian access constraints at the oblast level

      Context Analysis

      This report provides an oblast-level analysis of access constraints in Ukraine to inform humanitarian responders and provide a comparison of access dynamics across different oblasts. This analysis is based on a severity model developed by ACAPS using the internal data…

      Report, Guidance Material 2022 English

      Aid Worker Security Report 2022 – Collateral violence

      NGO Security Management, Safety

      This year’s Aid Worker Security Report examines the type of security incidents that involve what is often called collateral damage, which includes airstrikes, shelling, landmines, unexploded ordnance and other remnants of war, and crossfire. The likelihood of staff falling victim…

      Report 2022 English

      The Art of Training Humanitarian Workers


      Details This is a set of learning modules which provide practical guidance on learning methodology basics to ensure quality competency-based training and support the roll-out of competency-based approach to rapid response learning and development. This course will be great for you if…

      Tool, Training Document 2022 English

      June 2022 – NGO Incidents Overview

      INSO’s monthly report reviews the main developments for the NGO community, including the number, location and type of incidents. This report covers the events of June, which include a recorded 121 NGO incidents.

      Report 2022 English

      Safety and Access Review

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety, Access

      Quarter 2 2022 INSO has released its latest safety & access review. In this quarterly report, the newest data on the latest trends including conflict activity by location, time, perpetrator, and incident type is visualised.

      Report 2022 English

      Sharing risk – a good practice example in the INGO sector

      NGO Security Management, Local Action

      This report from Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and Sight Savers International (SSI), outlines a case study of shared risk with a local partner in the disability sector in Nigeria, reviewing the outcomes, benefits, challenges and wider applications possible from this…

      Report 2022 English