Capacity Building

Capacity Building

We work with our Member & Affiliate Companies to build their capacity and ability to fully meet the international human rights and humanitarian law principles articulated in the International Code of Conduct. We drive our Member & Affiliate Companies to continually improve their operations through:


ICoCA provides thought-leadership at the nexus of human rights and responsible security. Browse and download our guidance documents, available in multiple languages, below.


ICoCA produces online training materials and courses in multiple languages on human rights and international humanitarian law. These courses are available for free to all employees of ICoCA Member and Affiliate companies, and the course for humanitarian organisations is open to the public. Click on this link or top right on the website.

  • Watch a video from our course on Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

ICoCA collaborates with other organisations to gain access to relevant training for its Members and Affiliates. These opportunities include:

Thought Leadership

ICoCA provides thought leadership through webcasts, podcasts, research and policy papers. We bring together the top leaders, thinkers, advocates and practitioners to provide cutting edge analysis at the nexus of human rights and private security.


Tailored Feedback

ICoCA provides tailored feedback to its Member and Affiliate companies in response to their annual Company Self-Assessment. Tailored feedback with senior management ensures each Member and Affiliate is able to develop an annual workplan focusing on areas for improvement and to track progress over time as it works to achieve the gold standard represented by ICoCA Certification.


As an Association, ICoCA provides a safe space for its Members and Affiliates to network with each other and share best practices and experiences across and between all sectors – corporate, government and civil society. ICoCA provides mentoring opportunities for its Member and Affiliate companies with a special focus on building capacity amongst its small and medium sized companies.