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

In 2020, 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 the research are synthesised in a Policy Brief, which was launched and presented during this online event.

A number of key questions raised in the report are considered during the panel discussion, 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?

 

When: October 20, 2021

 

Moderator:

Chris Galvin, Head of Communications & Outreach, ICoCA

 

Panelists:

Léa Moutard, Research Officer, GISF

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

 

Policy Brief:

 

 

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