Open Briefing is the world’s first civil society intelligence agency.
Founded in 2011, our mission is to keep those striving to make the world a better place safe and informed. We provide groundbreaking intelligence and security services to aid agencies, human rights groups, peacebuilding organisations and concerned citizens. We do this so that a stronger civil society can promote alternatives to armed conflict, protect human rights and safeguard the environment.
Key services we provide include:
- Responding to requests for intelligence or security from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and journalists.
- Issuing regular intelligence briefings and risk assessments for the general public.
- Developing innovative policy solutions and promoting them to government.
- Providing expert consultancy services to the third sector.
Open Briefing is a bold and ambitious non-profit social enterprise. We are a unique international collaboration of intelligence, military, law enforcement and government professionals working tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference. We are challenging the status quo. We are your intelligence agency.
Today, we have published our project proposal and budget for 2016-19, setting out our ambitious plans for the next three years. In addition to expanding the activities of our existing groundbreaking intelligence unit and policy-orientated think tank, we are also announcing the launch of exciting new security and training units – further increasing our ability to keep civil society actors and concerned citizens safe and informed.
However, we can only continue this work with your support; so, please consider making a donation if you are able to do so. Grantmakers wishing to support our innovative work should contact our executive director, Chris Abbott.
You can read the full proposal (30 pages) and a summary proposal (9 pages) below.