Projects Sub-Saharan Africa

Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Aug-Sep 2010

InterWorks facilitated the 15th and 16th workshop events of the ongoing Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) in Nairobi, Kenya from 22-27 August and 29 August-3 September 2010. The workshops were intensive, interactive and work-oriented and employed a variety of methodologies, including presentations and case studies as well as group and plenary discussions. They also included an extensive practical application of security risk management methods.

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

This is one of the best courses offered by UNHCR. I feel that I am now able to actively participate in the elaboration of these docs w/substantial input.

– Workshop participant