Projects Asia & The Pacific

Staff Safety and Security Workshop for the Japanese Red Cross Delegates

Japanese Red Cross Society | Nov 2009

InterWorks conducted a second Staff Safety and Security workshop for the Japanese Red Cross delegates from 13-18 November 2009 in Wakayama City, Japan. This 2009 SSS workshop was closely based on the 2008 course and the post-course evaluation of that event. The workshop was conducted in English by the same group of trainers and facilitators as last year, which made preparations and coordination of the sessions streamlined. The workshop featured a participatory approach that included fictional and real case-studies, role playing, brainstorming, analytical exercises, physical practice, and a daily update and analysis of a fictional security case study country scenario (Suremia). The stated objective of the workshop was to increase the skills of the participants in the areas critical to their own safety and security while working in dangerous overseas missions. Most of the participants had some previous international experience and were able to share those experiences and ask questions pertaining to their previous field activities. The incorporation of the participants’ “mini-case studies” into the various sessions was evaluated positively, and kept the workshop sessions related directly to the participants field experiences and interests.

I learned a lot from this workshop – not only about security. This opportunity made me think a lot about my future and also my moral and life responsibility. I got much more than I expected that I was going to learn from this workshop. Such a well organized workshop. I really appreciate the organizers, trainers and all participants. Thank you.

– Workshop participant