Dealing with Counter-Terrorism Measures – Internal Risk Management

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Many humanitarian organizations come into contact with counterterrorism measures, country-specific sanctions, and related legal requirements. Developing strong internal risk management systems can help minimise or prevent negative consequences of these measures on their humanitarian work. In this online seminar, you will learn how to analyze associated risks. You will also identify policies and procedures agencies can adopt to mitigate the identified risks.

This course will take place on 18 and 19 October and will include regular breaks. The training follows on from the September 2021 course "Counterterrorism Measures, Sanctions and Humanitarian Work".

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You will learn

How to analyze and assess the risk of negative impact of counterterrorism measures on humanitarian work

What policy frameworks minimize the risk of negative impacts from counterterrorism measures

How strong internal risk management can help minimize negative impacts of counterterrorism measures

How you can implement the strategies you learn in your organization

Target group

Experienced humanitarian NGO staff who are responsible for the implementation of humanitarian projects and who wish to understand how counter terrorism measures and sanctions affect their work; participants of the course "Counterterrorism Measures, Sanctions and Humanitarian Work"


9:00 - 10:00

Introduction, Expectations and House Rules

10:00 - 11:00

Background - Key Legal, Business and Operational Risks

Group develops a shared understanding of internal and external risks linked to counter-terrorism regimes.

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

Risk Types

Smallbgroup work on real case studies reflecting four different policy areas. Participants will analyse what the risks are and what type of policy framework would help mitigate that risk.

12:00 - 12:30

Feedback from groups on risk types exercise

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 - 14:00

Risk Types (continued)

Small group work on further case studies.

14:00 - 14:45

Feedback from Risk Analysis Exercise

14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:30

Review Risks and Categorize Risks

Participants will group the case studies into corporate and operational risks.

15:30 - 15:45

Review of Day 1

Michael John Parkinson


Michael John Parkinson was part of Oxfam GB’s legal team working on the impact of counter-terrorism regulations and designing internal policy frameworks and monitoring compliance with donor contracts. Today, he works as an independent consultant.

18.10.2021 - 19.10.2021

13 hours of training

Online Event

ProviderThis Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
This training is organized by the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian aid NGOs in Germany.