Projects Sub-Saharan Africa

Security Management Exercise (SMX) & Security Awareness Training

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Nov 2011

InterWorks facilitated a Security Management Exercise (SMX) from 21-24 November 2011 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for UNHCR staff from BO Dar Es Salaam office. In addition to the SMX in Dar Es Salaam, the team conducted two days of Security Awareness Training for staff from the Dar Es Salaam office.

The workshops in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania consisted of a two-day SMX (modeled on the SMLP) and two full-day SATs with staff from the Dar Es Salaam office. The SMX also included an extra session related to the UN Security Level System that was facilitated by DSS in order to meet participants’ requests for more information related to how SLS works

The purpose of the SMX is for a UNHCR country team to walk through the UN Security Risk Assessment process step-by-step based on UNHCR’s operations in the specific country and its operating environment. Staff are trained on how to conduct the process and are able to identify specific follow-up activities that are needed in order to enhance the security risk management of their operations.

Good opportunity to review even what you thought you knew and find out what you didn’t know.

– Workshop participant