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Humanitarian Incidents Episode 6

With Frances Nobes; Security Operations and Research Analyst for World Vision International. The final episode of the season looks at the importance of analysis; how the quantity and quality of incident information data are both key to providing the best possible analysis, and how the subsequent results play a key role in ensuring end-to-end security capability and delivery to the field. We also discuss how Frances Nobes plays a key part in shaping and influencing areas of...


Humanitarian Incidents Episode 5

With Nour Kossaibany, security lead at IRC Lebanon. This episode focuses on how keeping national staff and local partner staff safe is critical for organisations and effective programme delivery, and how can security risk management and incident information support this goal. We also look at why security risk management is not just for international staff, and that the sharing of incident information is often done through international networks, which means we must ensure that national...


Humanitarian Incidents Episode 4

With Megan Nobert, founder of Advocacy NGO Report The Abuse. The episode focuses on sexual violence, and how we must ensure lessons are learned while remaining survivor focused. We also discuss how information on security incidents should be considered as sensitive, particularly when it relates to very personal cases such as sexual violence. The message is that if we are going to reduce incidents we need to know about them.


Humanitarian Incidents Episode 3

With Adelicia Fairbanks, Research Advisor at the EISF, and Leonard Rubenstein, Director of the Program on Human Rights at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We talk about why humanitarian practitioners, particularly advocacy and security professionals, might consider using security incident information to support their organisation’s humanitarian advocacy efforts.


Humanitarian Incidents Episode 2

With Phil Candy, Security Advisor at Medair. We talk about how, while effective incident information management does not happen overnight, it can mean substantial improvements in security risk management for your organisation if you persevere.


Humanitarian Incidents Episode 1

With Christina Wille, Director at Insecurity Insight. We talk about how security incident information management has become an element of security risk management for aid agencies in recent years.


Episode 106 - The Donors' Perspective

In the final episode of the series, we speak to Michael Kramer from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs about Security Risk Management from the donors' perspective. We also look back at - and say thanks once more to - all of the excellent guests, without whom the series wouldn't have been possible.


EISF 105 - Improving Access Through Coordination

In this episode, the EISF's Executive Director Lisa Reilly talks about the importance of coordination and cooperation in creating a safer environment for Aid Workers. We discuss why coordination is particularly important for improving humanitarian security risk management and therefore access for programmes, and the role everyone has to play. We also look at the technology available to support coordination and cooperation, and how it can be a double-edged sword.


EISF 104 - Perspectives from the Field

Craig Grice and Salah Noori work for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Iraq. In this instalment, they illustrate how effectively security risk management can support sustainable access in a high risk environment. As well as the challenges they have encountered and continue to face, this episode highlights some of the tremendous successes they have achieved so far.


EISF 103 - The Role of a Global Security Advisor

Heather is the Global Security Advisor for Oxfam GB, based in the UK. She has held the post since 2001. She manages three Security Officers, and provides technical support to country and regional security staff. Heather focuses on strategic issues such as development of Oxfam’s approach to security risk management, and operational issues such as lessons learned and managing incidents and crises. She works with managers at all levels in the organisation to ensure that existing approaches...


EISF 102 - Humanitarian Principles

In this episode, we speak to Eva Svoboda, a Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. Eva discusses how the humanitarian principles be used within an organisations’ security risk management approach, and why people might assume that security management within the humanitarian sector can undermine these principles. We also talk about the fact that many field security managers come from a military background, and how it's possible to bridge the perceived gap between the...


EISF 101 - Enabling Humanitarian Access

In the first episode of the series, we speak to Loretta Minghella, the CEO of Christian Aid. We discuss why effective security risk management is so important to Christian Aid, how they have created and maintained the security culture within the organisation, and what the main drivers are for change and continuing improvement.


EISF In Conversation; Coming Soon

The EISF in Conversation podcast investigates different perspectives and aspects of humanitarian security risk management. The aim is to raise awareness of security risk management, encourage a better understanding of what security risk management can achieve, and start conversations in and outside the sector. The first series explores how security risk management can enable humanitarian access. The European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) is an independent network of security focal...