InterWorks and the UNHCR Global Learning Centre (GLC) and Field Security Service (FSS) held a Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) workshop in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-12 October 2018. The SMLP has been an on-going programme of UNHCR since 2006 and the fourth 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 addressed 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 focused on “real life” UNHCR situations rather than a fictional case study country by using actual approved SRM reports from the participants’ operations.
Very practical training, relevant, good atmosphere and trainers are great with good sense of humor and implement within my capacity and seek additional responses need be.– Workshop participant