Projects Asia & The Pacific

Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Apr-May 2007

InterWorks facilitated the 4th and 5th workshop events of the ongoing Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) in Pranburi, Thailand, from 22-27 April and from 29 April – 4 May, 2007. 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 risk management methods centered on a day-long complex safety and security 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

We have reinforced and or acquired tools and skills that we can immediately apply.

– Workshop participant