Security and Crisis Management in Practice

Humanitarian NGOs are working in difficult contexts. An appropriate security and crisis management in NGOs is key when it comes to the duty of care for their employees.


Tuesday, 9 February 2021, online

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, online

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 -

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, Hannover or online (depending on Covid-19 regulations)

VENRO would like to invite you to the learning series “Security and Crisis Management in Practice on 9 and 23 February and 16-17 March 2021. The learning series is part of a common project of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr-University Bochum and VENRO. The seminar series can be credited for the "Certificate of Advanced Studies in Anticipatory Humanitarian Action". You can find more information here.

In three (online) seminars, participants will learn how to improve their own security concepts and crisis management, how to safeguard the ownership of staff and how to involve partner organisations. In two peer-to-peer phases between the sessions, participants discuss their own security and crisis management concepts with other participants. After the sessions, they can take part in individual coachings with the trainer. 

The learning series is directed at security and/or crisis management focal points of German humanitarian NGOs with multiannual work experience. Participants are expected to take part in all seminars and peer-to-peers. 

The sessions will be facilitated by Jacob van ‘t Slot from Global Risk Advice. Jacob spent over two decades in the field of psychology, security and crisis management and communications. After some years working as a hostage negotiator for the Dutch government, he started to support NGOs as a security trainer and crisis management advisor.   

Please find the agenda below and register online until 31 January 2021. Participation is free of charge. To enable interactive sessions, the number of participants is limited. The sessions will be in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Karoline Krähling for further questions (+49 (0)30/26 39 299-28, k.kraehling(at)venro.org).