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Conflict Zone Threat Assessments for NGOs

Fully Online CPD Approved Personal Security Training
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Attacks against Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other Agencies in high-risk conflict zones have increased exponentially over the last two decades. NGOs increasingly work in the field, providing humanitarian relief and development assistance in countries around the world. As they carry out their work, they face many serious problems. Governments or rebel groups deny them access to those in need, corrupt officials or warlords demand payoffs, and local violence threatens the safety and even the lives of field personnel. Every NGO should instruct their key staff in the means of conducting Threat Assessments.
  • About the Course

    The Special Projects Group Online ‘Conflict Zone Threat Assessment for NGOs’ Course is a training resource for NGOs that are operating in Conflict Zones and High-Crime Areas. The online course affords the Learner with vital knowledge regarding the most essential points of personal security awareness and the conducting of threat assessments, and thereby assists in the making of better-informed decisions about which mitigation measures, security strategies, and procedures to adopt. After completing this module, Learners will be able to:

    • Articulate the link between threat assessment and security measures.
    • List the three causes of threats.
    • List the four general approaches to conducting threat assessments.
    • List the five types of information you want to get from a threat assessment.

    Target Audience

    The course is designed for members of Non-Government Organisations, Relief Organisations, Charities, and other Emergency Aid Providers operating in austere, high-risk conflict areas.

    Awarding Body

    This course is Accredited under the CPD Accreditation Group.

    Course Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this course, the Learner will be able to download a copy of their certificate from the Learner Portal.

    Course Duration

    The course lasts for approximately 2.5 hours depending on the learner’s abilities and reading speed. However, you can enter and exit this course as often as you require but you must complete each assessment in one sitting as they will reset if you exit during an assessment phase.

  • The online Conflict Zone Threat Assessments for NGOs Course consists of the following subject areas:

    • What is a Threat?
    • What is a Threat Assessment?
    • About Regular Updating
    • Five Types of Information
    • The Limits of Threat Assessment
    • Four Assessment Techniques (Overview)
    • Start Interviews
    • Identifying Patterns
    • Gauging the Threat Level
    • Looking for Change Indicators
    • Assessing the Accuracy of Information
    • Information Accuracy Checklist
    • The Interview Worksheet
    • The Incident Data Collection Worksheet
    • The Threat Assessment Summary
    • About Conflict Mapping
    • The Conflict Mapping Checklist
    • Conflict Mapping: Marking a Map
    • Four Motivations for Being Targeted