News archive: January 2012

New counter-terrorism policies available

We've recently expanded our Policy Bank, which now features a new section on counter-terrorism policies available for People In Aid members to view.

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Humanitarian Education and Training Conference report

Recent decades have seen significant international change and a growth in the demand for humanitarian action. This has prompted the sector to grow and transform the way it responds to humanitarian need. Responding efficiently and effectively to today's crises requires a significant human resource. But where do, or should, these resources come from? How should humanitarian professionals be trained and how should humanitarian organisations and training institutions interact?

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Aid Worker Security Report 2011

Just released, the Aid Worker Security Report 2011 is the third in a series of briefing papers monitoring trends and issues in security for humanitarian operations that base findings on data from the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD).

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What Duties? Who Cares? Integrate Your Approach to Health, Safety and Security

Our next Humanitarian HR conference is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in May, and places are selling fast - book now to guarantee your place! This year's conference theme is What Duties? Who Cares? Integrate Your Approach to Health, Safety and Security. Facilitated by Stephen Blakemore, we will look at the important topic of integrating our approach to aidworker health, safety, security and wellbeing, and explore the gaps, inconsistencies and the lack of minimum standards that many HR departments and people managers are tackling.

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Perceptions of humanitarian accountability - a HAP survey

The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International is preparing a 2011 Humanitarian Accountability Report. An integral part of the Report is the annual perceptions survey through which HAP gauges interest in, and perceptions of, accountability in the humanitarian sector.

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Interview with Susan Huskisson - Perfect (and Professional) Presentations

By Mike Johnson

An ongoing series of interviews with and for people in the aid sector and those that support them. This interview is with Susan Huskisson, presentational skills mentor extraordinaire, who has helped heads of state, government leaders, chief executives and INGO top management literally "find their feet with confidence."

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'Tomorrow's organisation' key information from our 2011 HR conference

Up on our website now are the key learning points, photos, presentation slides and short audio clips from the International Strategic HR Conference 2011, 'Tomorrow's organisation: the people issues and how you prepare for them.'

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Interview with Rosie Garthwaite - The Importance of Preparation

By Mike Johnson

An ongoing series of interviews with and for people in the aid sector. This interview is with Rosie Garthwaite, author of How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone. Here she gives would-be adventurers some tips for survival.

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Read the full story  (5 January 2012)

RedR launch their Training Competency Framework

RedR have launched a new tool designed to improve the standard of capacity building in the humanitarian sector. Developed by RedR UK and Bioforce, the framework is supported by Bond, ELRHA, INTRAC, Mango and People in Aid.

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Read the full story  (2 January 2012)