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Security Risk Management in Humanitarian Settings Training

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The course “Security Risk Management in Humanitarian Settings” aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, mitigate, and manage security risks in humanitarian operations. Participants will learn about the principles, strategies, and practical techniques for ensuring the safety and security of personnel, assets, and beneficiaries in challenging and high-risk environments.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the key concepts, principles, and frameworks of security risk management in humanitarian settings.
  2. Conduct security risk assessments to identify threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in different operational contexts.
  3. Develop and implement security plans and protocols to mitigate identified risks and enhance the safety of personnel and assets.
  4. Apply situational awareness techniques and security measures to minimize risks and respond effectively to security incidents.
  5. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and establish coordination mechanisms for security risk management.
  6. Implement effective communication strategies and contingency planning to ensure timely and appropriate responses to security incidents.
  7. Promote a culture of security and well-being among humanitarian staff through training, awareness, and support systems.

Important Dates
Classroom Training Calendar 2023

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May 22, 2023May 26, 2023May 18, 2023USD 980Register
June 17, 2023June 21, 2023June 13, 2023USD 980Register
Sept 18, 2023Sept 22, 2023Sept 14, 2023USD 980Register
Nov 20, 2023Nov 24, 2023Nov 16, 2023USD 980Register

Online Training Calendar 2023

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May 22, 2023May 26, 2023May 19, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
July 24, 2023July 28, 2023July 21, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
Oct 2, 2023Oct 6, 2023Sept 30, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
Dec 25, 2023Dec 29, 2023Dec 22, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Security Risk Management in Humanitarian Settings

  • Understanding security risk management in the humanitarian context
  • Legal and ethical frameworks for security management
  • Analysis of security incidents and trends
  • Duty of care and staff well-being in high-risk environments

Module 2: Security Risk Assessment and Analysis

  • Components of security risk assessments
  • Identifying threats, vulnerabilities, and risks
  • Context-specific risk analysis techniques
  • Security risk management tools and methodologies

Module 3: Security Planning and Mitigation Measures

  • Developing security management plans and standard operating procedures
  • Risk mitigation strategies and measures
  • Security equipment, infrastructure, and logistics considerations
  • Humanitarian access and acceptance strategies

Module 4: Incident Response and Crisis Management

  • Establishing incident response mechanisms
  • Crisis communication and information management
  • Evacuation and relocation procedures
  • Coordination with external security providers and authorities

Module 5: Staff Training, Awareness, and Resilience

  • Security training needs assessment and planning
  • Staff security briefings and debriefings
  • Psychological support and stress management
  • Building staff resilience and well-being

Target Participants

This course is designed for humanitarian security officers, risk management professionals, field coordinators, program managers, and individuals involved in security management and operations in humanitarian organizations.


Upon successful completion of the course, all participants will be issued a certificate of completion at no extra cost.

Tailor-Made Course
We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organizational-specific needs. Contact us to find out more:

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