Human Security Basics Training: What Really Makes Us Secure When Confronting a Pandemic

Governments, communities, and people view safety and security through different, sometimes opposing lenses. The Covid-19 virus has exposed the weaknesses of a militarized security. Placing people as secondary in the formula of security in these first two decades of the 21 st century needs to change. While many of us are still locked down, it is time to challenge the assumptions governments and corporations make about how to make the world safe and prosperous.

Human security is the basic concept around which GPPAC came together nearly 15 years ago. The Improving Practices Working Group is putting this web training together in support of the overall GPPAC mission. This training is facilitated by GPPAC Improving Practice Working Group Members and experts. The aim of this training is to encourage a serious conversation on post-pandemic security priorities. The training will do that by examining a personal reflection on what makes for security, approaches to security, stakeholders involved and sub- themes influencing human centered security. Through the Human Security lens, the needs of people come first, offering a more humane and resilient approach to security.

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