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Security Risk Management (SRM) Virtual Workshop

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) | Jan-Feb 2021

InterWorks facilitated two virtual Security Risk Management (SRM) workshops specifically for JICA personnel upon request of the Planning Division of the Security Management Department of JICA in Tokyo. These workshops were based on the 2020 JICA SRM workshops conducted in Japan and Kenya and also the UNHCR eCentre/JICA virtual SRM which was first conducted in December 2020 for participants from a mix of JICA, UN, NGO and government staff. This year, the first JICA virtual SRM took place from 18-22 January 2021 and the second took place from 15-19 February 2021.

The course 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, utilised and practiced. Participants completed the exercises using a fictional case study adapted for the JICA SRM to focus more on development-related issues and to include information related to a fictional JICA overseas office. These virtual SRM workshops also included a critical incident management exercise. In addition to Zoom, the CIMEX used an automated system that allows for pre-programmed injects (via simulated email, radio call, news alert, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to be sent to participant teams.

Perfect and excellent workshop I have ever participated. Well prepared, guided, and undertaken.

– Workshop participant