Working with partner organisations is a complex business. And that’s without the confusion of who is responsible for ensuring their security. But in a world of fragile contexts where international NGOs increasingly look to partners to access the more remote and insecure locations they can’t reach themselves, it’s about time responsibilities were better assessed and understood.
This paper is a great first step to just that – providing a better understanding of the issues and responsibilities of INGOs towards supporting the security of their local partners, and providing insights into approaches, practices and tools that can achieve that.
As statistics show an ever increasing risk to national staff and local partners, and the debate on ‘risk transfer’ continues, this paper discusses the legal and ethical issues of working with partners in insecure environments, and outlines tried and tested field practices for providing support for security management. Ultimately, every context and partner relationship will differ, but knowing where to start is a great help! Check it out here: http://www.eisf.eu/resources/item/?d=7291