Security Management: Delivering Aid in Potentially Dangerous Situations Online Training Course

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The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs offers online humanitarian training courses for humanitarian students and practitioners around the world, designed to prepare current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to humanitarian crises and disasters.

This course will examine security management of humanitarian personnel working in high-risk environments. Students will analyze the most common security threats and trends and the ways to be proactive in order to reduce exposure to such threats. Students will also analyze organizational duty of care and learn to develop compliant security plans and to conduct security risk assessments. The concept of acceptable risk will be explored, as will the idea of balancing security risks with program delivery. Upon gaining an understanding of security planning, students will be introduced to techniques for critical incident management to reduce the impact of such events. In the final module, students will be taught how to better protect themselves during high-risk events to increase their chances of survival if deployed to work in high-risk environments.

This course will be taught by Professor Kjell Lauvik

Fee information

This course can be taken for 3 academic credits or for no academic credit at a reduced cost. Cost with credit: $1,546 per credit Cost without credit: $915

How to register

To apply to an In-Person or Online Humanitarian Training Course:

  • Create an application
  • Select "Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs"
  • Select Online Humanitarian Training Course
  • Select credit option
  • Select online course or courses

Course Registration Inquiries

Ellen Bratina

International Programs Officer, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University

Email: miha@fordham.edu