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“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery"

Safety and Security Training

The Acceptance approach to NGO Safety and Security Management

The Acceptance approach to security attempts to negate a threat through building relationships with local communities and relevant stakeholders in the operational area, and obtaining their acceptance and consent for the organisation’s presence and its work. 


Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief

This code seeks to safeguard high standards of behavior and maintain independence and effectiveness in disaster relief.


Core humanitarian Humanitarian Principles 

Neutrality, Independence, Humanitarian Imperative and Impartiality: Central to establishing and maintaining access to affected people


Safe and Respectful Driver Training

Refresher training for Humanitarian Organisation drivers


Safety and Security in Field Environments

Context specific interactive and participatory training for field based staff


First Aid and Emergency Trauma Medical Training


We can also support and arrange First Aid and Emergency Trauma Medical Training


Humanitarian Lifesaver Training (HLT) I


Humanitarian Lifesaver Training (HLT) II


Access to free training and resources


Provision and overview of the Humanitarian Practice Network Good Practice Review Operational security management in violent environments document/book


Landmine & Explosive Remnants of War Safety Handbook

Raises awareness and provide basic safety information concerning the threat of landmines, ERW and IEDs


Landmine and Explosive Remnants of War Safety Training [Online]

Provides general landmine and ERW awareness and safety information to organisations and individuals working in the vicinity of areas affected by these devices


Basic Security in the Field

Contains vital security information and is mandatory for all individuals covered by the UN Security Management System


Advanced security in the field

Advanced Security in the Field for staff working in or traveling to a location which requires a higher level of awareness and preparedness


The Acceptance Toolkit

A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and strengthening your organization’s acceptance approach to NGO security management

Acceptance International - Security and Safety Training


Acceptance International offers a host of training to Humanitarian Organisations operating or preparing to work in violent envionments.


Scheduled open courses - Which all NGO staff are welcome to bid for and attend.

Specific Security Training - Which are normally run for one specific organisation and are tailored specifically to the context in which that organisation operates.

First Aid Training - In order to support the distribution of First Aid and Medical Kits we provide first Aid training which ensures that organisations know how to use the First Aid kits they carry

Mines Risk Education - We provide Land Mines and Explosive Remnants of War training for Humanitarian Organisations, Displaced Persons, Returnees and the Host Community.


Safety and Security Training for Humanitarian Organisations

- Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War [Online Training] 
- Landmines and Explosive Remants of War (Mines Risk Education) to be confirmed
- Basic Security in the Field (One day)
- The Acceptance approach to NGO Safety and Security Management
- The Core Humanitarian Principles
- Working on the approach to and passing Checkpoints Safely and respectfully (Checkpoint specific Security training) 
- The Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief
- Safe and respectful driving (refresher) for NGO Drivers

All NGO's (signatories to the ICRC Code of Conduct and adhere to the core Humanitarian Principles) are welcome to express interest in attending the training sessions. 
In addition under the saving lives together initiative UN staff members may also attend.


2015 in Review - Training provided by Acceptance International


May 2015: Safety and Security for Field Based Staff - Ukraine

Acceptance International provided Safety and Security Training to an International NGO in Eastern Ukraine


August 2015: Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War - Ukraine

Acceptance International provided support and access to online and app based Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War training to an International NGO working in the field and close to the contact line in Eastern Ukraine.


September 2015; Guard Training - Somalia

Acceptance International provided Safety and Security Training (Guards) to an International NGO in Somalia, which was funded by allocated donor funds.


September and October 2015- Various Safety and Security Training - Turkey

Acceptance International provided Safety and Security Support to an International NGO in Turkey

·       Country Director Training

·       Provided Humanitarian Principles Training 

·       Provided ICRC Code Of Conduct Training 

·       Provided Land Mines And Explosive Remnants Of War (Online Training) 

·       Provided Organisation Code Of Conduct Training 

·       Provided Security Focal Point Training 

·       Provided Security In The Field Training


September and October 2015- Various Safety and Security Training - Syria

Acceptance International provided Safety and Security Support to an International NGO in Syria

·       Provided Humanitarian Principles Training 

·       Provided ICRC Code Of Conduct Training 

·       Provided Land Mines And Explosive Remnants Of War (Online Training) 

·       Provided Organisation Code Of Conduct Training 

·       Provided Security In The Field Training


October 2015: Security in the Field - Pakistan

Acceptance International supported an international humanitarian institution with the provision of Security Training in Islamabad, Pakistan


September, October and November 2015: Humanitarian Principles - Ukraine

Acceptance International provided Humanitarian Principles Training to various NGO's in Ukraine


December 2015 and into early 2016: Safe and Respectful Driver Training - Ukraine

Acceptance International provided Safe and Respectful Driver Training to Acceptance International local staff as well as other NGO's in Ukraine


December 2015 and into early 2016: Checkpoint Specific Safety and Security Training - Ukraine

Acceptance International provided the Checkpoint Specific Safety and Security Training to Acceptance International local staff as well as other NGO's in Ukraine


2015: Driving in an Emergency - Ukraine

In addition Acceptance International provided capacity Building to Local staff initiatives including Driving in an Emergency and provided support with gaining driving licenses to local staff.


Throughout 2015: Safety and Secure Approaches in Field Environments - Ukraine

Acceptance International supported the United Nationas Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in order to deliver the UNDSS SSAFE Training program to United Nations agencies. These training programs were delivered in both Kiev and Donetsk