The Humanitarian Safety / Security Network In  Ukraine 

Mission Statement: Provide Ukrainian NGOs with Safety & Security Coordination

 

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About HSNU

Mission Statement :

Provide Ukrainian Humanitarian Workers with Safety & Security

The founders of HSNU have decades of experience working in security coordination for NGOs, as well as experience working for NGOs. 

We do not just write reports telling people what to do. We will work hand in hand with Ukrainian NGOs providing advice and on the ground support for Ukrainian humanitarian workers. 

Who We are:
J. Andrew Pendleton
Consultant - Former UN and INGO Head of Office. UN/INGO Security Coordinator. Experience with UNOCHA, UNHCR, UN WFP. and nine years in Senior INGO roles.

School for International Training
Rockville, Virginia, United States 

Over thirty years of experience in humanitarian emergency program management. Over twenty-seven years in senior UN coordination roles serving as head of office, Area Security Coordinator, and principle liaison officer for host governments. Seven years working with INGO mostly as Head of Operations and COP. Twelve years in UN OCHA, nine years in UNHCR, and eight years in UN WFP. Extensive responsibility in strategic and operational UN NGO inter-agency coordination and security coordination. In-depth knowledge of disaster contingency preparedness and planning. Years of experience working with refugee and IDP. Food and commodity distribution, pioneered the practical use of demined land, devised early approaches to community development in post conflict countries, civil military liaison expert. Successfully engineered transitional relief to recovery Continuums in Darfur, Uganda, and Cambodia. I also have experience in fund management and NGO partner project monitoring/evaluation. I have gained humanitarian working experience in Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Laos, Zambia, Liberia, Northern Uganda, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Darfur, and the USA.Over thirty years of experience in humanitarian emergency program management. Over twenty-seven years in senior UN coordination roles serving as head of office, Area Security Coordinator, and principle liaison officer for host governments. Seven years working with INGO mostly as Head of Operations and COP. Twelve years in UN OCHA, nine years in UNHCR, and eight years in UN WFP. Extensive responsibility in strategic and operational UN NGO inter-agency coordination and security coordination. In-depth knowledge of disaster contingency preparedness and planning. Years of experience working with refugee and IDP. Food and commodity distribution, pioneered the practical use of demined land, devised early approaches to community development in post conflict countries, civil military liaison expert. Successfully engineered transitional relief to recovery Continuums in Darfur, Uganda, and Cambodia. I also have experience in fund management and NGO partner project monitoring/evaluation. I have gained humanitarian working experience in Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Laos, Zambia, Liberia, Northern Uganda, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Darfur, and the USA.

 

Wallace Richard Rowat

The Rowat Computer Group (RCG), Montreal - Current
-Website design & programming / Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Medecins Sans Frontiers, 1999 - 2000
-Field Coordination in Ambon, Indonesia (see my Ambon Information website)

(Nobel Peace Prize - MSF 1999)
Medecins Sans Frontiers, 1998 - 1999
-Field Coordination in Herat, Afghanistan
Medecins Sans Frontiers, 1998 Sudan and Kenya
-Logistics & security in a therapeutic feeding centre in Leer, Sudan (now South Sudan)
The Rowat Computer Group (RCG), 1992 - 1997 Battambang, Cambodia and Aranyaprathet, Thailand
-Programme Coordinator & funder - 5 year hybrid sustainable local economic development project, providing computer training, computer systems and cross border logistics support to the International Non Governmental Organizations working in north west Cambodia.
NGO Security management in conflict situations. (see the product of our labours, I was only one of many contributors in a team led by J. Andrew Pendleton)
International Rescue Committee, Thailand 1990 - 1992
-Programme Manager in the Thai / Cambodian Border Khmer refugee camps - Khao I Dang, Site II and Site B. (see my Thai / Cambodia Border Refugee Camps 1975-1999 Information and Documentation Website)
Concordia University, Montreal 1987 - 1990
-Biology Student & Teaching Assistant - Ecology and Radiation Biology.
The Rowat Computer Group Ltd (RCG), Montreal 1979 - Present
-Business / Computer Systems Consulting.
Philips Information Systems, Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver 1978 - 1979
-Computer Systems Analyst.
Vulcan Automotive, Vancouver 1977 - 1978
-Data Processing Manager
Lockheed Petroleum Services, Vancouver, British Columbia 1974 - 1976
-Administrative Data Processing Manager
Atlantic Sugar Refineries, Montreal and St. John, New Brunswick 1970 - 1974
-Computer Systems Manager

Related Training

Concordia University 1988
Biomedical Ethics
Radiation Biology
Ecotoxicology
Biostatistical Analysis 

University of Wisconsin, Disaster Management Center 1997
Aim & Scope of Disaster Management
Principles of Disaster Management

WHO World Health Organization 2020
Pandemic Influenza: Introduction
Avian and other zoonotic influenza: Introduction
Pandemic and epidemic - prone diseases
Introduction to Avian and other zoonotic influenza viruses
Introduction to Poliomyelitis and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Ebola: Introduction
Emerging respiratory viruses, methods for detection, prevention, response and control
Public Health Interventions in Pandemics and Epidemics
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
e-Protect - Acute Respiratory Infections of Public Health concern
Introduction: Operational Readiness (Tier 1)
COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
Introduction to Go.Data - Field Data Collection, Chains of Transmission and Contact Follow-up
Go Training 2.0 - WHO's Contact Tracing Software
Management and Facilitation of an After Action Review (AAR)

CDC
Using an Epi Curve to Determine Mode of Spread

Aviron Technical Institute - Montreal

Automotive Mechanics Certificate

Jim Rusell International Racing Driver's School Canada

Certificate - FIA, CASC, SCCA, IMSA sanctioned. Training in the driving of Formula racing cars at Le Circuit, Mont Tremblant.

   

 

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