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December 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Humanitarian Security and the State’s Monopoly of Force

I am going to assume that everyone participating in INSSA knows that humanitarian relief organizations and other NGOs operate in regions of the world where their work is desperately needed but not uniformly welcome. Many NGOs operate in regions of the world where one faction or another derives its power from creating insecurity and instability. Humanitarian relief threatens that power base. In other situations, the absence of government authority fosters brigandage. The brigand may not be…

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Added by Christopher Mayer on December 30, 2014 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Ebola: Situation Update from International SOS

Please review the below link for updated information on International SOS capabilities in West Africa for both Ebola and non-Ebola cases.  This was sent recently to all of our NGO clients in response to numerous requests on this topic.

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Added by Ryan Clark on December 19, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Challenges of Education in Northern Nigeria

This OSC analysis focuses on the status of education in northern Nigeria. The report aims to shed a light upon the major issues facing women in their pursuit of knowledge. Low literacy levels, poverty, terrorism, the upcoming 2015 elections and international involvement will all be focal points in the identification of possible trends and ways forward in the current socio-political crisis in the country.…

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Added by Carle Alexandre on December 13, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Simson Security Management System, nine years of development

By Ebe Brons, INSSA Board Member and CEO of Centre for Safety and Development**

Nine years ago we, Arjen Joosse who works for World Vision and Ebe Brons from Centre for Safety and Development, started the Simson system***. Our idea was to develop a system in which NGOs can share their security incidents. The goal of the system: saving the lives of aid…

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Added by Ebe Brons on December 12, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

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