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Dan Williamson

Dan Williamson
Deputy director & Safety and security lead

Dan Williamson is the deputy director and safety and security lead at Open Briefing. Until 2016, he was the global security manager for Marie Stopes International, where he previously served as the South Sudan country director. Dan has also worked as interim head of mission, project coordinator and operations manager in Zimbabwe, Darfur and Iraq for Médecins Sans Frontières and as a project manager in Swaziland for a non-profit global health organisation. In the last three years, Dan has completed over 25 security management system audits, developed over 20 security risk management frameworks and been retained as a strategic security risk advisor to 10 major international NGOs. He has conducted multiple risk management consultancies on the ground in Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia and remotely for Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


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