The security of company operations in a host country depends significantly on the company's engagement and relations with the national security sector. It is therefore important to establish predictable relations with key security actors early on, as inappropriate or under-prepared first consultations with stakeholders can have long-term negative effects on company operations. The Host government engagement strategy tool is aimed to support company representatives prepare for these first consultations and establish a strategy for the engagement and communication with security sector representatives.
This tool is launched in parallel with a Host country security assessment guide which aims to assist companies in evaluating the national and regional security contexts and identify the different challenges that are likely to affect extractive operations.
Ipieca has developed both tools developed in partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and thethe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).