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We believe in giving human rights defenders, aid workers, journalists and others the skills and knowledge that they need to operate independently in violent and repressive environments. By investing in training, organisations can ensure that their staff are less likely to be killed, injured or kidnapped, and that they will be able to respond safely and effectively to any medical or security emergency that arises.

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Open Briefing delivers unique hostile environment awareness training (HEAT/HEFAT), first aid training and security risk management training.

Although our courses include classroom sessions, they all focus on scenario-based training, which provides students with genuine experiential learning by immersing them in the training and providing important opportunities for feedback and reflection. The scenarios are all based on real-life events, and are developed specifically for the students attending the training and the environments that they will be working in.

In addition, as part of our commitment to spreading good practice throughout the NGO community, we offer free security risk management workshops for senior managers and others responsible for security and duty of care.

“An incredibly valuable week. The Open Briefing team were extremely skilled at tailoring the training to our needs. An eye-opening, thought-provoking and heart-pounding course.”
Homer Venters, Director of Programmes, Physicians for Human Rights


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