We will be hosting two workshops at this year’s Aidex, alongside Insecurity Insight. As collaboration between international and local NGOs becomes more prevalent in the aid sector, conversations on equitable risk-sharing are essential to keeping all aid workers safe. These workshops will demystify key aspects of equitable partnerships and facilitate discussions on how to adapt security risk management (SRM) approaches for effective collaboration and sustainable aid delivery. Aidex provides a fantastic opportunity to share experiences with peers and explore the latest ideas and developments in humanitarian and development action.
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The GISF Blog: exploring the latest issues affecting humanitarian security
In our new blog, GISF's Isabel Moore reflects on our most recent forum and the importance of providing a safe collaborative space for security staff to meet and share insights. Looking back at some of her favourite sessions, the blog highlights the necessity for both horizontal and vertical collaboration within and between NGOs and other organisations for effective, safe, and sustainable aid operations.
We are hosting a second 'Behind the Scenes of Humanitarian Action' webinar! The event provides information for university students, faculty, and young professionals focused on international development and humanitarian assistance studies looking to learn what SRM is, how it applies to humanitarian affairs, and the career options available.
Araba Cole and Panagiotis Olympiou’s latest research seeks to draw lessons from the 2021 Taliban takeover in Afghanistan for today’s SRM practitioners. Supported by GISF and Humanitarian Outcomes, the report delves into how individuals and organisations were impacted by the uncertainty of the events unfolding. The authors explore how SRM practices can benefit from calibrating tools and processes to the behavioural and psychological aspects of crisis and SRM.
This October marks Black History Month in the UK. The month provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our organisations’ histories, and consider how we can ensure we are adopting an inclusive approach to SRM moving forward. Our Inclusive Security podcast series examines how organisations can help meet their duty of care by recognising and mitigating the specific risks faced by aid workers of colour, and understanding the impact of starting conversations on inclusivity to keep all aid workers safe. Listen today and take a step towards effective, inclusive security.
A recent article published by The New Humanitarian examines the range of needs that humanitarian-to-humanitarian (H2H) groups support, emphasising the need for collaborative groups to help aid workers serve communities.
This report aims to provide an overview of the displacement and confinement situation and the differentiated impact on indigenous peoples and Afrodescendant communities observed between January–August 2022.
GISF's Internships and Young Professionals Portal is Now Online!
Interested in a career in SRM in a humanitarian or development organisation? Upload your application to our internship portal to connect with our members and learn more about how you could help them address the most pressing challenges and crises affecting our world today.
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