NGO Security Management Training
Index of Modules on NGO Security Management
1. Rethinking NGO Security To provide an analytical framework for
thinking about NGO security.
2. Power, Image & Security To explore how power and the images that portray power affect security.
3. Image, Acceptance & Reciprocity How broad-based acceptance of an agency's presence and role contributes to its security.
4. Context Assessment To provide participants with a basic framework to analyse the wider context of 'theatre of operations' that they are in.
5. Security Strategies To provide the participants with an analytical framework about security strategies.
6. Information Management To highlight the importance of discipline and measured openness with regards to security information.
7. Threat Assessment Improve your ability to assess threats to
NGO personnel and property, thereby helping you make more-informed decisions about which security strategies and procedures to adopt.
8. Vulnerability Assessment Improve your ability to understand the most
likely threats your NGO - as opposed to all
NGOs will face in an area, and provide
insight into how to reduce the threats you may face.
9. Security Planning To provide you with the concepts, principles, techniques and tools to develop a security plan.
10. Legal Protection & the Protection To increase security and protection for
understanding of the legal framework or
protection, and to provide an introduction
to protection strategies.
11. Site Security To enhance the security of residential and
work environments so that operational
objectives can be achieved with minimal
loss and damage to material or injury to
12. Armed Protection To provide an overview of the
considerations and issues that can inform
decisions regarding the policy and practice
of armed protection.
13. Vehicles & Vehicle Travel To minimise the risks associated with
vehicles and vehicle travel in insecure
14. Telecommunications To provide an overview of communications
options, and to outline the necessary steps
for initialising and maintaining a viable
communications network within Humanitarian Aid.
15. Landmines To minimise the risks associated with
working in mined areas or where the
presence of landmines is possible.
16. Abductions & Hostage Taking To outline key aspects of a comprehensive
agency approach towards abduction and
17. Evacuation Plan To outline key aspects of a comprehensive
agency approach to evacuation.
18. Self Awareness & Self Management To increase self awareness and self
management skills and thereby reduce risk.
19. Preventing & Defusing Anger & Hostility To learn how to prevent, defuse and
de-escalate security incidents which involve
dealing with angry and hostile people.
20. Dealing with Stress and Trauma To describe the process and skills needed to
address stress and trauma experienced by
NGO workers after a critical incident.
21. Team Management to Reduce To increase team functioning and thereby
Vulnerability reduce security risks.
· Re-thinking NGO Security
· Power, Image, and Security
· Self Awareness
· Preventing and Defusing Anger
· Dealing with Stress and Trauma
· Team Management
By Lisa Schirch and Dave Dyck; Eastern Mennonite
University, Conflict Transformation Program,
1200 Park Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802; 540/432-4449
fax: 540/432-4449; e-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
· Context Assessment
· Security Strategies
· Security Information Management
· Abduction and Hostage Taking
· Armed Protection
By Koenraad van Brabant, Overseas Development
Institute, Portland House, Stag Place, London SW1E 5DP, UK;
+44-171-393-1674; fax: +44-171-393-1699
· Threat Assessment
· Vulnerability Assessment
By Jonathan Dworken, formerly at the Center for Naval
Analysis and now at USAID/OFDA
· Legal Protection and the Protection of Civilians
and Aid Workers
By Lucy Lindale Brown, American Red Cross, 2025 E St.
NW, Washington D.C. 20006; 202/728-6644; fax: 202/
728-6437; e-mail: email@example.com
· Site Security
· Vehicles and Vehicle Travel
Jan Davis, RedR, Gt. George St., London. Drawing on documentation produced by CARE, Oxfam, Save the
Children, Aline Curran, Harian Hale, Steve Penny, and
By Rob Lowe; formerly of the Emergency Response Unit,
Cable and Wireless, UK. Now an independent consultant
· Security Planning
· Evacuation Plan
Michael ONeill; Peace Corps, 1111 20th St., Washington,
DC 20526. firstname.lastname@example.org