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.
This year has been an incredibly busy 12 months for Open Briefing. We have big plans for 2016 that will help us do even more to fulfil our mission to keep those striving to make the world a better place safe and informed. But we can only achieve these things with your help. So, please consider making a donation to Open Briefing this holiday season.
The Open Briefing team have had a busy summer developing work plans and budgets. We have also been completing some major projects, including an intelligence briefing on the hostile use of drones by non-state actors against British targets, and developing some exciting new initiatives for the next 12 months, including a unique new Open Briefing security division to provide risk assessments, training and security for aid workers and human rights defenders. Big things are happening at Open Briefing.
I am delighted to let you know that we have now raised £13,070 towards our fundraising target of £14,000! It has been truly heartwarming to learn just how valued Open Briefing is. But we now have just 19 days to raise the remaining £930 and secure Open Briefing's future. So if you haven't done so already, please consider making a donation to help us continue our vital work to promote alternatives to armed conflict and protect human rights.
In addition to our regular briefings and articles, Open Briefing issues occasional press releases to mark particularly newsworthy publications. To receive future press releases by email, journalists can now sign up to our new press list.
As part of our commitment to full transparency and accountability, we prepare evaluation reports every quarter to assess the progress we have achieved against our published objectives. We publish these reports in full, uncensored, on our website so our community can hold us to account. We have just published the evaluation report for October-December 2014, and it was a hugely successful three months for Open Briefing!
Open Briefing will be closed from Friday 19 December until Monday 12 January for a much-needed holiday! Wishing all our clients, subscribers and website visitors a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year.
Transnational organised crime destroys lives and communities; yet, peace and security NGOs often tend to overlook it as a key human security issue. To address this, Open Briefing has launched a new series of monthly intelligence briefings on transnational organised crime researched and written by Dr Mary Young.