HANDBOOK: Community Security

Community Security handbook

Summary

Security is a universal entitlement and a core part of human well-being. Where people cannot enjoy security, poverty and injustice are prevalent in other forms. Many major reports and policy initiatives in recent years have not only built strong evidence to underpin these claims, but they have also affirmed the need to foster a concept of security which puts people at its centre. When Saferworld has consulted people on what security means to them in different countries, the answer is always unique and specific to the context.

With this in mind, Saferworld has developed an approach that explains the principles underpinning Community Security interventions, and suggests practical implementation strategies that draw on our work and the work of a select number of agencies. The handbook is aimed at both policy makers and practitioners – particularly programme managers – and intends to help them work through the steps involved in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving Community Security interventions. It sets out the objectives of Saferworld’s Community Security work, explains why we see it as important, and draws together a significant body of learning and experience that ties together the theory and practice behind interconnected peace, conflict, security and development interventions.

PDF (52 Pages): Community Security Handbook

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May 16

Handbook: United Nations Inter-Agency Multi Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) Approach

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HANDBOOK PDF (45 Pages): 
UN Handbook Multi Cluster Initial Rapid Assessement (MIRA) 2011

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Feb 12

HANDBOOK FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

This handbook was created to address the principle challenge for good governance — waste — and the stink that accompanies waste.  The solutions in this handbook will, in our view, scale.

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Jun 29

Reference: The Open Data Handbook

The Open Data Handbook

This handbook introduces you to the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially useful for those working with government data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to do open.

An Open Knowledge Foundation project.

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Jul 24

Handbook: How to Negotiate a Ceasefire

Kristan Wheaton posted the below to his blog yesterday:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

How To Negotiate A Ceasefire (HDCentre.org)

The Centre For Humanitarian Dialogue, located in Geneva, Switzerland, has done a really good job of pulling together a concise monograph called “Negotiating Ceasefires”.

Only 44 pages from start to finish (including endnotes and a comprehensive list of suggested additional readings), this guidebook is filled with practical advice, concise case studies and quotes from practitioners about the risks and rewards inherent in negotiating a ceasefire.

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Apr 1

Search: Handbook First Earth Battalion Field Manual

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This Handbook entry is inspired by the search <first earth battalion operations manual>.  We really appreciate searches of this nature, as they cause us to add entries that *should* be here.  Thank you for the search.

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Aug 9

Handbook: US Army Interagency Teaming to Counter Irregular Threats

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Dec 31