Projects Asia & The Pacific

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

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) | Jul 2015

InterWorks conducted the eCentre’s standard Safety In the Field (SIF) exercise co-sponsored by the UNHCR eCentre and JICA in southern Thailand from 5-11 July 2015. The exercise was conducted 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, JICA, NGO and Government counterparts. In addition to training together, this diverse group of actors was provided with the opportunity to share real experiences from the field and further strengthen inter-agency ties.

The training 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.

It was a fantastic course. All the presenters/trainers were very experienced and almost all presented to a very high standard..

– Workshop participant