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CSD: NGO safety training, advice & knowledge sharing


Centre for Safety and Development (CSD) is a Netherlands based foundation specialised in safety and security for other non-profit organisations worldwide.

We believe that sharing security knowledge and skills enables  organisations and their staff to work in unsafe areas, hereby contributing to a better world.
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What participants say about our training


  • "I learned valuable lessons and am really happy with the course."


    - Participant Basic Safety and Security Course, April 2015 -

  • "Very good and learnful training. It should be recommended to all NGOs sending employees in difficult/unstable countries."


    - Participant Tailor Made Course, March 2015 -

  • "I enjoyed the training - good atmosphere and a good learning experience. Very practical and useful."


    - Participant Tailor Made Course, February 2015 -

  • "Excellent course, trainers, actors, venue, and great group of participants. I truly enjoyed the training and am grateful for the chance to have participated."


    - Participant Basic Safety and Security Course, February 2015 -

  • "Highly professional, perfectly organized, very intense."


    - Participant Basic Safety and Security Course, December 2014 -

  • "Excellent – I will recommend the course to others without hesitation."


    - Participant Basic Safety & Security Course USA, March 2014 -

  • "Very effective training. Thank you so much for all the enthusiasm to all trainers, facilitators and actors!"


    - Participant Basic Safety & Security Course, May 2014 -

  • "Maybe this training is the best one I ever had. It can save my life."


    - Participant Tailor Made Course, June 2014 -

  • "I think simulations are so important and each one was a really valuable learning experience."


    - Participant Basic Safety & Security Course USA, March 2014 -

  • "Excellent trainers. All are very open, energetic, skilled and friendly people. I felt very safe throughout the whole course."


    - Participant Basic Safety & Security Course, March 2014 -

  • "The course exceeded my expectations. I liked the small group atmosphere."


    - Participant Basic Safety & Security Course USA, March 2014 -

We organise over a 100 training courses a year. Read more about our training courses.
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Upcoming events


  • Basic Safety & Security Course

    The Netherlands

    May 28-30, 2015

  • Refresher Safety & Security Course

    The Netherlands

    June 01, 2015

  • Basic Safety & Security Course

    The Netherlands

    June 25-27, 2015

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Latest blogposts

Simson Security Management System, nine years of development

December 16, 2014
By Ebe Brons, INSSA Board Member and CEO of Centre for Safety and Development** Nine years ago we, Arjen Joosse who works for World Vision and Ebe Brons from Centre for Safety and Development, started the Simson system***. Our idea was to develop... [...]

Blog Security from Experience: Lessons Learned

September 05, 2014
By Andrea Bos Over the past months several interviews have been conducted with different security advisors about their experiences and their vision on NGO security management. Although each individual has their own experiences and view on NGO... [...]
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