21 episodes

The Global Interagency Security Forum podcast began in September 2017, when GISF was known as EISF, and currently features four series. Check out our latest series, Inclusive Security.

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The Global Interagency Security Forum podcast began in September 2017, when GISF was known as EISF, and currently features four series. Check out our latest series, Inclusive Security.

To learn more about all of our podcast series see the link below:
https://gisf.ngo/resources/?search=&topics=&types=podcast®ions=&languages=&gisf=yes

#SecurityRiskMangement #Security #Risk #RiskManagement #Humanitarian #Development

    Operationalising Inclusivity

    Operationalising Inclusivity

    We are excited to release the second episode of GISF’s new Inclusive Security Podcast Series. This episode focuses on a operationalising inclusivity featuring guest speaker Araba Cole from the International Rescue Committee (IRC). This series explores inclusivity through the lens of security risk management (SRM). It can be said that inclusivity is at the heart of successful SRM. Organisations have a responsibility to provide a duty of care to all staff. They must take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks, including those that emerge due to an aid worker’s personal characteristics such as, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation etc. Security professionals need to have a comprehensive understanding of how personal identities and characteristics can impact personal security. This knowledge should be integrated into security polices and approaches so that they are inclusive and effective for all.

    While it is important to design and create inclusive security policies and practices, operationalising inclusivity can come with challenges. What do security mangers need to know? How can they stay up to date and ultimately keep producing and designing inclusive security procedures? This podcast series explores the elements of inclusive security, what it is and what it looks like in the humanitarian context. These conversations are enriched by expert guests spanning security professionals, humanitarians, and more.

    • 42 min
    Introducing a Person-Centered Approach

    Introducing a Person-Centered Approach

    We are excited to announce the upcoming official launch of GISF’s New Inclusive Security Podcast Series. We invite you to follow along and not miss an episode of this dynamic series by subscribing to The GISF Podcast on your preferred listening platform, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. This new Inclusive Security Series explores inclusivity through the lens of security risk management (SRM). It can be said that inclusivity is at the heart of successful SRM. Organisations have a responsibility to provide a duty of care to all staff. They must take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks, including those that emerge due to an aid worker’s personal characteristics such as, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation etc. Security professionals need to have a comprehensive understanding of how personal identities and characteristics can impact personal security. This knowledge should be integrated into security polices and approaches so that they are inclusive and effective for all.

    While it is important to design and create inclusive security policies and practices, operationalising inclusivity can come with challenges. What do security mangers need to know? How can they stay up to date and ultimately keep producing and designing inclusive security procedures? This podcast series explores the elements of inclusive security, what it is and what it looks like in the humanitarian context. These conversations are enriched by expert guests spanning security professionals, humanitarians, and more.

    This episode focuses on a person-centered approach featuring guest speakers, Pegah Rajabi and Jean-Philippe Kiehl. 

    • 38 min
    Reflections from 2020: Insights from a Global Security Manager

    Reflections from 2020: Insights from a Global Security Manager

    This episode highlights the ongoing and unique challenges faced by many security managers this year. "2020 … it’s not just a year it’s a phenomenon’. Vita Peake Associate Manager of Global Security for Population Services International (PSI), aptly describes the impactful year many have experienced. From the dramatic impact of Covid-19 to the evolving intersection of gender and diversity, we take a moment and reflect on how one security manager and their team embraced the events of this year.

    • 41 min
    The intersection of climate change, compounding crises and security risk management

    The intersection of climate change, compounding crises and security risk management

    As security managers increasingly contend with evolving and compounding crises, at the intersection of pre-existing security risks sits a climate crisis. In this episode we speak with Emma Villard, Global Duty of Care Project Lead and Campaigns Operation Security Advisor for Green Peace International to consider the role security managers can play in better understanding, forecasting and mitigating climate change risks.

    • 39 min
    The ever-changing role of the NGO security risk manager

    The ever-changing role of the NGO security risk manager

    Since its inception, humanitarian security risk management has developed rapidly. In recent years, the profession has evolved from the ‘compounds and barbed wire’ activities it used to be known for, shifting to include staff safeguarding, wellbeing, digital security and more.  

    In 2020, a year that seems to define ‘compounding crises’, the profession has been forced to change yet again. NGO security risk managers can now add health and safety and domestic security risk management to their ever-growing repertoires. 

    In this episode, we speak with Andrew Kirkham, Corporate Security Manager for Christian Aid, to unpack the ever-changing trajectory of the NGO security risk management profession.

    • 38 min
    Compounding Crises: Digital security in the humanitarian space

    Compounding Crises: Digital security in the humanitarian space

    For some, the digitisation of the humanitarian sphere is a crisis. For others, it’s a door to a world of unforeseen opportunities. Whatever way you look at it, digitisation has the potential to present real risks to NGOs and their staff.

    After dozens of NGOs were hit by a hack on a large US fundraising database in July, the message has been clear; don’t wait until an incident happens to improve your digital security.

    While the scope of security risk management continues to grow, encompassing safeguarding, wellbeing and many more non-traditional components, it’s understandable that those in security roles might prefer to leave digital security to their IT colleagues.

    As ACT Alliance’s Global Security Advisor, James Davis, explains, with such complex security and reputational threats at play in the digital sphere, security risk managers cannot afford to put these issues on the side-lines.

    ‘All of us… who have anything to do with risk… really need to start looking at, not so much the technical detail around digital risk, but what are the implications of this massive digital footprint we have?’

    In this episode, we explore some of the digital risks that NGOs and their staff face in the modern world, and how and why security risk managers might begin to tackle them.

    • 43 min

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