May 5 2021 , Africa Meetup
Date: Wednesday, May 5th
Time: 3pm UTC+2 / CAT
Who: Facilitated by Tawanda from Digital Society of Africa
Where: Zoom link will be shared in the following rooms on the IFF Mattermost one or two hours before the start of the meeting: Sub-Saharian Africa.
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- South Africa
Agenda Physical security for HRDs during Covi-19
Guest Speaker - Ephraim Muchemi Irex
The current pandemic has turned the world upside down. Most people have been forced to work from which to some is a new concept they are coming into terms with. Offices have been closed and working from home is the new normal. Working from home can be challenging, especially when there are several people and/or limited space.
Ephraim, began by asking the participants to introduce themselves and to state how they are feeling, he went ahead to say that this is a great exercise for purposes of finding out the mental well being of the participants. There is a connection between,Mental health and Physical fitness. He gave the following points to
Risk Assessment Conducting a risk assessment is key in order to know and evaluate the threats , vulnerabilities and risks an organization is likely to face.
- Situational awareness: Being aware of what is happening around you. Understanding one's working enviroment.
- Health Fitness: can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger, which in turn improves your phychosocialwell being.
- Selfcare its important to have a selfcare regime, and selfcare is subjective and its not what consumerisms has made it to be.
- Team work, Power of working as a team, solidarity always keeping an eye on each other especially when you are in the out in the field.
- Execution plan, incase attakers show up to your premises, you must have an exit plan.
- Anti Surveillance: Understanding anti-surveillance tactics and techniques will enable HRDs to avoid being surveilled or lose any suspected hostile surveillance. A risk assessment can help ascertain level of surveillance both physically and electronically.