Mission Ready is an online training platform that offers aid workers easy access to high-quality security training by using gaming-based technology.
The ‘Remote Security Management’ course teaches NGO workers how to effectively bridge the distance between headquarters, regional and field offices in order to manage organisational security.
Learners are transported, through video-simulation technology, to the conflict-affected nation of Zabadin - a fictional Middle Eastern country - to respond to a cholera outbreak with the invented NGO Health Emergency International.
Faced with a series of dilemmas, learners must apply their newly-acquired knowledge to take tough security decisions under time pressure and in coordination with team-mates in headquarters and field offices.
140 Mission Ready licenses are being issued to Syrian Community-Based Organisations in partnership with DisasterReady and the Investing in Syrian Humanitarian Action programme this summer.
Interviewed in an independent impact assessment of the ‘Field Security Management’ course, MSF logistician Lesly Dieuveille said: "The timed exercises made me feel pressured, under stress, which was good as it's similar to the field."
Security experts from 13 leading NGOs, humanitarian forums and security platforms guided the development of Mission Ready, which was produced by RedR UK and Digital Training Solutions (DTS).