InterWorks and the UNHCR Global Learning Centre (GLC) and Field Security Service (FSS) held a Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) workshop in Budapest, Hungary from 25-29 June 2018. The SMLP has been an on-going programme of UNHCR since 2006 and the third workshop conducted based on revised content and methodologies to reflect a) the revised UNSMS Security Risk Management (SRM) Policy adopted in late 2015 and b) an increased focus on the management of security.
The workshop included an increased emphasis on Duty of Care and its integration within all aspects of security management. This is consistent with UNHCR’s organizational response to the High-Level Committee on Management Working Group’s Final Report “Reconciling Duty of Care for UN personnel while operating in high risk environments.” The main workshop sessions address the different steps in the SRM process, programme criticality, security planning and security budgeting to help participants gain an understanding of the underlying concepts with the aim of making more informed security risk management decisions. The SMLP also incorporated more participant experiences and to focus on “real life” UNHCR situations rather than a fictional case study country by using actual approved SRM reports from the participants’ operations.
It has been a great learning experience for me interacting with colleagues who bring in their rich and diverse field experience to the discussions.– Workshop participant