Projects Asia & The Pacific

Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Nov 2008

InterWorks facilitated the 9th workshop event of the ongoing Security Management Learning Programme (SMLP) in Hua Hin, Thailand from 23-28 November 2008. The workshop was intensive, interactive and work-oriented and employed a variety of methodologies, including presentations and case studies as well as group and plenary discussions. It 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

Generally a good and useful workshop. One workshop (out of the many UNHCR workshops I have attended) where there was discipline in time keeping and attendance. Would really encourage Representatives to be immersed with the SMLP and for them to understand and apply it.

– Workshop participant