High-Risk Environments: How NGOs Can Make Difficult Decisions about Travel

High-Risk Environments: How NGOs Can Make Difficult Decisions about Travel:

Jul 16 2019 - 12:00pm - Jul 16 2019 - 1:00pm

Location: Online

Language: English


High-risk areas can provide distinctive mission-driven opportunities, but also challenge NGOs to balance the desire to serve with reasonable caution.
In this session, perspectives from risk management professionals, security practitioners, and industry partners will engage participants in discussions about supporting field staff, volunteers, expatriates, and travelers while meeting duty of care. 
Attendees will:
  • Acquire strategies for successfully evaluating programs and itineraries to ensure health and safety risks are addressed and duty of care is met, while also allowing organizations to fulfill their missions. 
  • Answer the question: ‘When should travel to high-risk environments be restricted?’ and understand the different policies, procedures, and mechanisms that can help facilitate final determinations about travel itineraries. 
  • Recognize signs and indicators (also known as tripwires) that should prompt an NGO to reconsider its position on travel to a specific area or consider temporary suspension of a program.  
  • Review traveler profiles and how specific profiles can influence experiences and reception in an area.
We are excited to offer this webinar to members with our industry partner, On Call International.