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Security Risk Management (SRM) Virtual Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Feb 2023

InterWorks facilitated a virtual Security Risk Management (SRM) workshop over five days from 20-24 February 2023. Participants were from eight different countries and represented a range of organizations including NGOs, government agencies and UNHCR. This was the fourth eCentre virtual Security Risk Management workshop. It consisted of 11 interactive web-based sessions, including a final critical incident management online simulation with the REMS

The virtual SRM focused on the overall security risk management (SRM) approach as well as specific tools and techniques, from initial threat assessment to mitigation of risk, security planning, and critical incident management. The general security risk management process used by the UN Security Management System formed the basis for the presentations and materials. The course trainers provided short presentations of key components of the overall SRM approach and provided scenario-based, hands-on exercises through which each of the tools introduced could be explored, utilized and practiced. Participants completed the exercises using the Suremia case study so that everyone had the same information to analyze. This virtual SRM workshop also included an online critical incident management (CIM) exercise on the final day so participants could practice what they learned during the workshop. The centrality of protection and the emphasis on programme criticality to meet the needs of affected populations were also key points of this workshop.

…this training allowed me to understand what (could) happen and what’d be done in case of any incidents.

– Workshop participant