Projects Asia & The Pacific

Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Apr-May 2006

InterWorks facilitated the 3rd and 4th workshop events of the ongoing Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) in Pranburi, Thailand, from 23-28 April and from 30 April – 5 May 2006. The workshop design was similar for both groups, with some modifications made to the second event based on immediate evaluation results of the first workshop. The workshops were intensive, interactive and work-oriented and employed a variety of methodologies, including presentation, case studies as well as group and plenary discussions. They also included an extensive practical application of security management methods centered on a day-long complex safety and secueity management simulation exercise.

Topics covered included:
• Current humanitarian security context: challenges and changes ahead
• UNHCR security policy and standards
• Roles and responsibilities of managers in security management
• Definitions and limitations of accountability
• Security Risk Management concepts and tools: threat, vulnerability and programme assessment
• Security Plans and planning: skills and resources
• Balancing and integrating staff and refugee security
• Coordination and the UN security management system
• Minimum Operating Security Standards
• Critical Incident Management
• Security and welfare

Without question one of two trainings that I have had that were run very, very well.

– Workshop participant