Learn from each other

Community of Practice Swiss Security Network @ cinfo

Where security officers learn from each other

This community of practice brings together security officers from organisations involved in development cooperation and humanitarian work. It offers a unique platform to comprehensively discuss security risk management issues. The aim is to jointly find solutions for establishing appropriate security and safety principles and practices, and to provide qualified training for staff in the organisations.

Security officers of member organisations active in development cooperation or humanitarian aid



Exchange information with other professionals on security/safety issues and promote cross-sectoral dialogue

  • Approx. two meetings per year (3 to 6 hours)
  • Additional ad-hoc online meetings in a web-based collaborative environment
  • Additional meetings as needed

Free of charge

How to participate

A unique community of practice (COP) in Switzerland

This COP is the only platform in Switzerland that brings together security officers from international cooperation organisations to exchange knowledge and best practices.

COP Security

The community of practice at a glance

Exchange of information and experience on HR and personnel development topics

  • Due diligence at an organisational level
  • Environmental scanning (at local and field level)
  • Leadership at a personal level
  • You exchange ideas and learn about practices that work.
  • You gain new insights.
  • You improve your HR management.

Help build studies in the field of cinfo’s monitoring and research activities

  • You will gain knowledge and be inspired to further develop the role of security in your organisation in a fact-based way.

Information on cinfo support services

  • cinfo products and core topics
  • You can make better use of cinfo’s range of services for your requirements.
NADEL regularly participates in the communities of practice EduCOP and Security. This helps being up to date regarding key issues and trends. It also helps getting access to state-of-the-art working instruments in order to professionalise one's organisation (e.g. security maturity model).
Kimon Schneider
Senior Lecturer
cinfo is both an information platform and competence centre. It is at the forefront of incorporating new developments and providing awareness-raising and information activities.
Caroline Morel
Former Executive Director
cinfo brings a valuable additional service. It is close to the institutions and aware of where their priorities lie; as a result, it can develop the fundamentals, which is enormously beneficial to us.
Anne Bickel
Director People & Learning

How to participate

Get in touch to receive your invitation for the next meeting

Are you a security officer from a member organisation? Your participation in the community of practice is highly recommended!

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