Security Management in Kenya

‘Improving and Supporting NGOs' Security Management Practices’ was launched in January 2015.

The project, conducted in partnership with the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO), aims to help NGOs working in Kenya to enhance their awareness and understanding of the working environment and, by extension, to improve their security management practices. 

The project seeks to set up an independent NGO safety platform providing high-quality, impartial advice and information exclusively to NGOs, complemented by high-quality training and capacity-building furnished by RedR UK. The project aims to train 180 people from at least 10 different organisations over the course of 12 months.

Participants in RedR's safety and security training learn about first aid

Above: Participants in RedR's safety and security training practise first aid skills

RedR is providing capacity-building training on security for organisations based in the North Eastern and Nairobi regions (Dadaab, Garissa, Nairobi and any other region where a need arose). These were identified as priority areas by a learning needs assessment, and an assessment of the security situation on the ground.

Security training is crucial element for NGOs operating in high-risk areas, equipping staff with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to work safely and effectively. Experience has shown that face-to-face participatory training is the most effective tool for increasing staff safety in the field.

To maximise the impact of the project, RedR has committed to:

  • Tailoring our services to reflect the local context and address specific language and cultural requirements;
  • Adapting our services to the type and stage of the emergency context, e.g. short modular training in disaster or conflict-affected locations;
  • Tailoring our services to the needs of different humanitarian staff needs, e.g. junior staff, operational field staff, senior managers;
  • Tailoring our services to address individual agency requirements and operating modalities;
  • Supporting agencies in the follow-up and application of learning and good practice. 

European Commission - Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)

This project is being implemented with the support of the 
European Commission - Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO).