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Open Briefing works in close collaboration with several civil society and private sector partners with shared values in order to deliver our demand-driven programmes.

Our planned programme benefits from our active membership of numerous civil society networks. These include the International NGO Safety and Security Association, Bond, the Charities Security Forum, the South West International Development Network and the Mental Health Innovation Network. We are also an endorsing organisation of the Defenders in Development Campaign.

Open Briefing is a signatory of the Code of Conduct of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Open Briefing is a certified social enterprise and a member of the national trade body, Social Enterprise UK. We are a Disability Confident employer and a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Charter For Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health and the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ Workplace Manifesto.

We follow the Principles of Partnership drawn up by the Global Humanitarian Platform to guide in the inception, development, implementation and review of these partnerships.

Principles of Partnership

Mutual respect between partners, irrespective of size and power.

Emphasis on dialogue, the early sharing of information and financial transparency.

Results-oriented approach
Reality-based and action-orientated.

An ethical obligation to accomplish tasks with integrity and in an appropriate manner.

Build on comparative advantages and compliment contributions.


Open Briefing is a certified social enterprise and a member of
the International NGO Safety and Security Association and CIVICUS