Partnerships and Security Risk Management: a joint action guide for local and international aid organisations
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 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.
This research paper complements GISF’s 2012 report Security Management and Capacity Development: International agencies working with local partners. This first analysis brought key insights into partnership dynamics, including strengths and weaknesses from the international NGO (INGO) perspective. The latest research builds on this work by dedicating similar attention to the perspectives of local and national NGOs (L/NNGOs).
This GISF report provides an analysis of the issues surrounding the relationship between NGO's and their local partners.