Complete all modules and achieve an international certificate
Why Humanitarian Security
Watch this introduction that sets the stage for the course. This is a complementary module (free of charge).
Hostile Environment Awareness
Develop awareness of hostile and violent environments. Learn fundamental risk management by identifying threats, evaluating risks, and formulating a mitigation strategy.
Operational Field Security
Discover the techniques, tools, and procedures that help you stay safe as you implement programs in complex environments. Topics include security during aid distributions, movement SOPs, dealing with checkpoints, and more.
Explosive Hazard Awareness
Learn to identify the risks of explosive hazards in conflict-affected environments, as well as protocols and guidelines for action.
Threat & Critical Incident Response
Learn mitigation strategies for specific threats you might encounter in hostile environments. Topics such as behaviour under fire or surviving an active shooter are based on real-life scenarios.
Join fellow learners in a Zoom video conference to discuss the outcomes of your study, clarify remaining points, and express ideas to your peers. Invitation is through your NGO and only upon completion of all 4 modules.
MODULE 0: The Concept of Humanitarian Security (a Review)
MODULE I: Review of Risk Assessment (from SHAVE)
MODULE II: The Security Management Process
MODULE III: Managing Site Security, Guard Force, and Drivers
MODULE IV: Operational Field Security
MODULE V: Contingency, Critical Incident and Crisis Management
Requirement and list of SHAVE videos
Lecture video 1.1. The Security Context
Slide Presentation 1.1. Understanding Risk
Lecture video 1.2. Identifying threats
Lecture video 1.3. Risk Assessment / Risk Evaluation
Self-Check: Risk Assessment Practice
Download: Risk Assessment Worksheet
Lecture video 1.4. Assessing Vulnerability
Slide Presentation 1.4. Assessing Vulnerability and Completing the Risk Assessment
Self-Check: Vulnerability Assessment Practice
Lecture video 1.5. Mitigating Risks and Reducing Vulnerability
Test your learning: Support a team faced with difficult decisions during field mission
Introduction to Module II
Presentation: The Security Management Process
Exercise 1: Site assessment and travel authorization
Exercise 2: Conducting a Security Briefing
Lesson 3.1: The 5-D Principle
Lesson 3.2: Perimeter security and physical security
Lesson 3.3: Safe Room and Hibernation
Lesson 3.4: Fleet and Guard Force Management
Presentation: Operational Field Security
Review of General Security Procedures and Movement SOPs
Exercise 1: Field Movement SOPs
Learner Challenge: Produce a Distribution Security Plan for your teams
Presentation: Contingency, Critical Incident, Crisis Management
Exercise 1: Team encounters a mine field
Exercise 2: Active Shooter Scenario
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Download Bonus Material: SEI Field Guide
Bonus video: Nigeria