New tools to support engagement between extractive companies & host govts. on security & human rights

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have, in collaboration with IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, just published two new tools to support the early-stage engagement between companies and host governments on security arrangements around corporate operations.

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16 March 2017

Host Country Security Assessment Guide

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Host Country Security Assessment Guide aims to assist companies in evaluating the national and regional security contexts and identifying the different challenges that are likely to affect extractive operations. It provides the user with a comprehensive list of guiding questions that allow for a holistic overview of the security situation as well as a detailed analysis of all relevant actors.

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16 March 2017

Host Government Engagement Strategy Tool

Author: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Host Government Engagement Strategy Tool aims to support company representatives prepare for the first consultations with national security actors and establish a strategy for the engagement and communication with security sector representatives. Companies can draw on individual sections of the tool to fill gaps in their preparations for consultations or use the tool in its entirety to establish an engagement and communication strategy.

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