This document represents deliverable D2.6, Policies for Contingency Planning & Case Brief, under task T2.4, Risk Management and Contingency Planning, WP2, Humanitarian Workflows and Policies. The deliverable document is one of two deliverables covering risks associated with humanitarian missions taking place in conflict zones. Within this part of T2.4, a repository of precautionary and responsive recommended actions, (in the format of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and polices, was developed based on reviewing existing best practices, security training programs, and interview with subject matter experts from the field. From there, we developed a set of case briefs based on scenarios of missions taking place in conflict zones and address the link between iTRACK system components and such situations.
The iTRACK system includes five components: sensing and tracking, secure communication, navigation and routing, real-time threat detection, and logistics decision support. Together, D2.3, D2.4 and D2.6 revisit all of these components from various perspectives: information management, logistics, and security risk management. This deliverable focuses on security risk management and contingency planning, and thereby on those components that are most relevant to security risk management, namely sensing and tracking, navigation and routing, and real-time threat detection.
From D2.5, we extract critical threat incidents, for which, in D2.6, we explore the direct impact of such threats on humanitarian missions’ resources and outcomes and the possible mitigation/risk reduction procedures. The results are presented in the form of case briefs covering the following elements:
- Threat incident scenario map
- Threat incident impact on humanitarian mission
- Possible mitigation options with intervention windows
- Risk assessment and iTRACK role in risk reduction and threat mitigation.
Finally, the content and material produced while preparing this deliverable were used in the process of designing and implementing the threat detection and decision support components in WP4 and WP5. In addition, the material was used during the planning process iTRACK simulation exercise (D6.7) and in the development of the iTRACK scenario generator (D6.6).