Projects Asia & The Pacific

Safety in the Field (SIF) Workshop: Operating in Complex Security Environments

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) | May 2008

InterWorks conducted the eCentre’s standard Safety In the Field (SIF) workshop co-sponsored by the UNHCR eCentre and JICA in Hua Hin, Thailand from 4-9 May 2008 with support from the Royal Thai Army per their longstanding arrangement with the UNHCR eCentre. Participants were from diverse backgrounds, offices, and countries, representing UNHCR, NGO and Government counterparts.

This workshop addressed basic elements of personal security for staff in the field, and highlighted security risk management tools and strategies for maintaining operations in complex security environments. The training included interactive classroom sessions, skills exercises, and the practical application of concepts in the field through realistic simulations.

The workshop was very effective. Group involvement, various exercises, using radio, visual aids were good. Mission to Suremia was excellent.

– Workshop participant