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1 Security Awareness Induction Training (S.A.I.T.)
Developed by IOM Security training bench mark Training model adopted by the UN (SSAFE) Delivered by IOM globally

2 S.A.I.T. HISTORY 1627 Hrs 19th Aug 2003, more than 20 UN staff are killed in the Canal Hotel Baghdad by what is described later as an 'avoidable event' A few weeks later, an official report characterizes UN security in Iraq as insufficient and that appropriate security training was lacking and that this may have contributed to the loss of life. This paved the way for the introduction of SAIT

3 S.A.I.T. HISTORY Each catastrophe further erodes remaining ‘humanitarian space’ . Could some have been prevented? Recently in Kabul – UN staff have now been evacuated. Incidents such as these lead to a situation where humanitarian response – paid by all donors (Including ECHO) – becomes increasingly more expensive due to decreasing monitoring capabilities in high-risk environments where UN staff have to leave and 'monitor' programmes remotely.

4 Why S.A.I.T.? Humanitarian-aid and development agencies are amongst the “soft targets” that receive the media attention and public outrage that extremists and criminal groups use to promote their own objectives. By not equipping your staff with the necessary security and safety knowledge through training you …….

5 The latest report of the Secretary – General (A/64/336) August 2009 said
"Between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009, the Department of Safety and Security recorded 273 attacks to international and national humanitarian personnel, from which 63 lives were lost"

6 S.A.I.T. S.A.I.T. commenced in May 2004.
Conducted over 250 United Nations accredited and validated courses. Over 3300 United Nations and INGO staff have successfully completed the course. First UN course of this type that was accredited with a pass/fail criteria for UN staff.

7 How can S.A.I.T. assist. S.A.I.T. will equip staff with skills to operate in hostile & hazardous environments. Your staff will be better able to recognise security threats and with the aid of S.A.I.T. training be better equipped to implement your humanitarian programmes.

8 The benefits of S.A.I.T. Particular emphasis on cultural training & combined field scenarios with actors testing participants understanding and empathy with recipients. Aim; Address any misconceptions of a western agenda of socio-cultural change et al.

9 The benefits of S.A.I.T. Aim;
Foster understanding and allay any perceived arrogance and patronising attitudes in which humanitarian organizations are sometimes viewed.

10 S.A.I.T FIELD TRAINING. The aim is to reinforce and confirm the knowledge and skills acquired in the theory component. 28/03/2017 10 J

11 S.A.I.T. Field Scenario Aim:
HOSTAGE. Assess trainees ability to react and expose trainees to a hostage taking situation. * Aim: Assess trainees ability to react expose trainees to a hostage taking situations. Teach them how to stay alive. [We carefully check prior to commencement of this scenario if any participants have been involved in something of this nature and offer them the opportunity to sit it out if they wish.]

12 Role playing has been assumed by trained specialists.
S.A.I.T. Global Trainee’s get an opportunity to practice varied scenarios and improve their reactions and responses to these. Role playing has been assumed by trained specialists. This together with the use of pyrotechnics has offered realism to the course necessary to correctly asses participants skills.

13 S.A.I.T Global Designed for UN and implementing partners operating in hostile regions globally. Designed to suit current & emerging global threats. Delivered locally, using existing S.A.I.T. resources. S.A.I.T. is a small but necessary investments in order to maintain your humanitarian space. 28/03/2017 13 L 13

14 S.A.I.T. Benefits: S.A.I.T. is an effective tool to ensure a viable collaborative safety and security partnership between UN and INGO partners with the concept of the “Saving Lives Together”.

15 S.A.I.T. Benefits: IOM's global presence in over 400 missions provides an opportunity to utilise the experiences and expertise of dedicated professionals. Operating with the UN global security management system with support for IOM staff security unit enable the training to remain current, providing the most effective threat risk mitigation methods available. S.A.I.T. provides a global benchmark for safety and security training within the humanitarian and development communities.

16 S.A.I.T. GLOBAL Canal Hotel. Algeria Kabul ?
The next investigative panel might ask what was done to address these issues.

17 S.A.I.T. Global While each new S.A.I.T. programme needs seed funding, the potential exists for substantial cost recovery through ‘self-payers’, On average agencies invest an average of USD 150,000 per year to field an international staff member into a hazard zone. In light of this substantial investment, is it reasonable to affectively address the safety and security of this valuable human resource? Within the new global security ECHO and other donors have addressed programme safety and security concerns, a concerted effort is now required to effectively address the training. humanitarian space’. This training may be paramount to our ability to continue to deliver humanitarian programmes, within the context of the “shrinking humanitarian space” in high risk environments


19 How much….$...? With appropriate seed funding and dependent on staff numbers and quantity of courses and course structure. From between $250 up to $1000 USD per student for a 4 day S.A.I.T. course including field training and meals.

20 S.A.I.T Global QUESTIONS? 28/03/2017 20 J

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