The experience of RM4HD is that the majority of government and non-government organisations implementing development and humanitarian programmes in complex environments have very few ‘security problems’. Often, what they have is ‘management problems with security symptoms’. That is, the greatest hazards to organisational success come not from the context, but through a poor appreciation of the context and an inability to fully adapt to it.
It is our experience there a very few problems solved by the expensive and protracted procurement of ‘security equipment’ – blast walls, armoured vehicles, tracking systems etc etc. There may indeed be a requirement for some expensive ‘stuff’, but the relative priority is often not as high as many think. Even in places like Afghanistan and Somalia.
This is where we come in. We are the ‘fresh set of eyes’ that can guide field level managers to play to your organisation’s strengths in order to get the job done through selective and affordable treatment of prioritised weaknesses. We make your job easier and cheaper.
We want you to get more done with less, so more resources are allocated to beneficiaries, communities and local capacity and less handed over to expensive international purveyors of security ‘stuff’.
That is why we do what we do.