In partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), IPIECA has developed a Host country security assessment guide. This guide aims to assist companies in evaluating the national and regional security contexts and identify the different challenges that are likely to affect extractive operations. Complex environments pose particularly challenging security and human rights risks and require a thorough analysis of the security sector and actors.
Launched in parallel, a Host government engagement strategy tool is available to support company representatives prepare for these first consultations and establish a strategy for the engagement and communication with security sector representatives.
The tools have been developed for all extractive companies to support engagement between companies and government security forces. Prior to engaging or investing in new operations in a host country, companies need to assess and evaluate the risks involved.