What is INSSA?

INSSA is a non-profit global membership association of individuals committed to ensuring the safety and security of aid workers operating in dangerous environments. INSSA does this through four main avenues of programming: Advocacy, Collaboration, Education & Professional Development, and Standardization.

Founded in 2008, INSSA's membership has exceeded 4,000 individuals from NGOs and affiliated sectors across the world.

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INSSA Newsletter August 2022

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INSSA's Statement on Ukraine

INSSA Insights Podcast/Vidcast


Diversity & Inclusivity: Changing "WHY" to "HOW" - INSSA and ISRM (WiS) Joint Webinar

INSSA Security Risk Management Professional Certification in English, French and Spanish

In partnership with DisasterReady, INSSA is pleased to offer Security Risk Management Professional Certifications – at no cost

The examinations are provided in French, Spanish, and English with Arabic coming soon. 

Start earning your certification and demonstrate the necessary competence to perform safely and effectively as a Security Risk Management Professional. 

Watch this short video to learn more!

‚ÄčINSSA certification process and requirements may be found on both INSSA and DisasterReady websites.

NGO Security Toolbox

Our Partner Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) has just released an NGO Security Toolbox, a useful online resource that offers easily accessible NGO security resources, tools, and templates. The toolbox enables both security specialists and non-security staff to access practical resources and tools and helps them put in place basic safety and security measures without having to start from scratch. This toolbox is particularly useful for small or medium-sized organisations and programmes developing their Security Risk Management (S.R.M.) processes, so please share the toolbox with individuals and organisations you know are looking to develop their SRM capacity.

The resources within the toolbox are drawn from GISF's own guides, research papers and articles, together with leading guidance within the sector, and valuable examples and templates shared by GISF's members. All resources in the toolbox are free to use and can be adapted to suit your organisation or your operational context.

Resources for The Ukraine Crisis

Find resources to respond more effectively in Ukraine and the resulting refugee crisis. Provided in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. Topics include Needs Assessments, Human Trafficking, Psychological First Aid, Protection, Coping with Stress, and more.


Principled Humanitarian Action in Afghanistan

Principled Humanitarian Action in Afghanistan

Pledge Now

INSSA can count on moving company DeWitt Move Worldwide for its interest in and support for the humanitarian security profession. Can we count on you too?

Become a Sponsor or Supporting Member with a monthly donation. Your contribution will make a positive impact in achieving our mission. Being a sustaining member makes giving easy!