It is always useful to have access to knowledge, resources, and experience in your sector. Within Humanitarian Security, where body of knowledge is still in development phase, sharing among Organizations and colleagues is of even a greater importance.

What to Share?

When it comes to Security Manuals, some Humanitarian Organizations are great in sharing, such as: Staying Alive by ICRC, Stay Safe by IFRC, or Generic Security Guide for Humanitarian Organisations by ECHO. Some versions of Security Manuals from few INGOs are also floating around on internet (mainly outdated versions).

However, INGOs generally seem to treat internal Security Manuals as a sensitive or “confidential” information. This comes to a point where Security professionals are often reluctant to share with Security peers from another INGO… so the question is: What’s the point holding so tight on Security Manuals, when those are shared with thousands (or tens of thousands of staff of that INGO anyway)?

Should Humanitarian Organization (RCRC, UN, INGOs, LNGOs) be more open sharing Security Manuals at least with each other? Or is there a good reason to keep it “protected” internally? I have taken this opportunity to share the information and documents that I have come across over the years here.

Good Security = Good Templates

The Security Templates page is now being populated  with various tools and resources that I have acquired over the years. If you are seeking anything that I have not posted or are looking for something in particular, please let me know and I will see what I have in my vast collection. I have tools for Security Risk Management in the following:

  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Context Risk Ratings
  • Contingency Plans
  • Security Plans
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Incident Reports
  • CivMilPol Guidlines
  • Protocols
  • and much more

Training material is also available with tools to set up hubs and location identification in themes such as:

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (Full 5 day package)
    • Administration & Instructors Field Manual
    • Mental Functioning in High Risk Environments
    • Personal Security
    • Distribution Security
    • Convoys & Checkpoints
    • Hostage Survival Skills
    • Behavior Under Fire – Active Shooter
    • Individual Evacuation Preparedness and Planning
    • Ops Room
    • and more
  • Security Risk Management Training (Full 3 day package)
    • Introduction
    • Security Risk Assessments
    • Security Risk Management
    • CivMilPol
    • Incident Reporting
    • Evacuation Preparedness
    • Acceptance Strategy
    • Negotiation Techniques
    • and more
  • Security Awareness for National Staff Training (Full 3.5 day package)
  • and more

Please drop me an email for training material.

Other sections in Resources include some standard Policies and Procedures as well as articles of interest.