Open Briefing has published a simple travel contingency plans form. Staff can use this simple Word template to record primary and alternative hibernation, relocation and evacuation plans. These can then be implemented in the event of a rapidly deteriorating security situation during their deployment. This forms part of a suite of free travel security resources for NGOs from Open Briefing.
Open Briefing has produced an essential guide to insurance policies for aid agencies, human rights groups and other NGOs working in hostile environments. The advice is primarily aimed at organisations purchasing insurance products in the United Kingdom; however, many of the principles are relevant in other jurisdictions.
We have created a new online library of over 150 handpicked resources across safety and security, digital security, wellbeing and resilience and intelligence and research. In addition to browsing the library on our website, you can search by keyword(s) or filter the resources by category and/or tag - making it easier to find the information you are looking for.
The nature of our work protecting human rights defenders and humanitarians means that we operate largely behind the scenes. Nonetheless, our new annual report attempts to outline the considerable impact that Open Briefing is having around the world; an impact way beyond what our size and budget would suggest possible. The report also sets out our plans for the next 12 months.
Duty of care is a concept that causes much concern and confusion among senior managers and board members. With all the emphasis on physical safety and security, though, organisations are all too often overlooking the importance of staff wellbeing and resilience. Through audits, training and direct service provision, Open Briefing can help both staff and organisations increase their resilience, and, ultimately, programme more effectively.
A new EU data protection framework comes into force this month. Charities and other NGOs are not exempt from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new regulation has important implications for fundraising, campaigning, communications and volunteer management, for example.
Open Briefing supports at-risk organisations and activists on the frontlines of civil society around the world. We help them achieve social and environmental change by ensuring their physical, digital and psychological security or through enhancing their campaigns with intelligence and research support. Please consider making a donation to Open Briefing today. Help us protect those who protect others.
As a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to assisting those on the frontlines of civil society, we are always seeking ways to make our services more accessible for high-risk/low-capacity organisations and individuals. As such, we are delighted to announce that we are able to reduce the cost of our flagship Personal Security in Hostile Environments course by over £500 per person!