InterWorks conducted a Security Risk Management (SRM) workshop with the UNHCR Regional Centre for Emergency Preparedness (eCentre) in support of the Japan NGO Initiative for Safety and Security (JaNISS). The 3-day workshop, held December 6-8, 2016, was attended by 27 participants responsible for management of humanitarian and development program activities and/or staff security for a range of Japanese NGOs.
The workshop content was based on previous eCentre SRM courses but tailored to meet the stated needs of the Japanese NGOs. It included a review of the security risk management process and a focus on security planning and critical incident management. The workshop facilitators delivered short presentations of key components of the overall SRM approach and participants had the opportunity to apply what they learned to three case study countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh and South Sudan. The three countries were chosen because the NGOs in attendance had projects in one or more of the countries. During the workshop the group also worked to further refine their draft Guideline for NGO Standards for Safety and Security. The working group members from JaNISS facilitated the review of the Guideline.
The personal stories/experiences of the facilitation/lecture were really interesting & useful.– Workshop participant