PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTING IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR: TIME TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

 

Last year, GISF published Module 14 of GISF’s Security To Go Risk Management Toolkit, Contracting Private Security Providers, in collaboration with ICoCA. So what impact has the toolkit had and why does humanitarian NGO contracting of private security providers continue to raise crucial questions for the sector?

ICoCA, in collaboration with GISF, conducted research to better understand NGOs practices, procedures and policies vis-à-vis private security. Findings from this research will be synthesised in a Policy Brief, which will be released and presented during the event. A number of key questions are raised in the report, to be considered by the panel, including:

  • Why do humanitarian organisations choose to contract private security providers, for what services and how do they select them?
  • What role do standards play in their contracting decisions?
  • What are the perceived and actual risks in contracting private security providers for humanitarian organisations, and how are these managed?

This webinar is open to the public. Q&A will follow the panel discussion. We especially look forward to engagement from GISF and ICoCA Members and Affiliates in contributing to this important debate.

When: October 20, 2021, 15:00-16:30 CET

Language: English & French (interpretation in both languages provided)

Moderator:

Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, GISF

Panelists:

Chris Galvin, Head of Communications & Outreach, ICoCA

Juliette Jourde, Research & Outreach Assistant, ICoCA/GISF

Elodie Leroy-Le Moigne, Plan International, Global Security Advisor

Fodeba Diallo, Red Cross, Côte d’Ivoire, Safety and Security Officer

John Davies, Director and Country Manager (South Sudan), Archer