Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations
Since 2011, Prime has devoted a business unit to providing specialised technical services in Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations (FCAS)
These services have included project management of development programmes, providing subject matter expertise, assistance with learning and development, in-country logistics and risk management.
Our contributions to your project or organisation may include:
♦ Planning advice for humanitarian activities;
♦ Research on FCAS countries, including the conduct of surveys or field trials;
♦ Provision of civilian technical expertise in FCAS environments; and
♦ Undertaking of early-stage testing and evaluation of products/solutions in FCAS environments.
Risk management: Afghanistan case study
We have a comprehensive risk management structure in place both globally and specific to Afghanistan that has allowed our company to operate safely and successfully in all geographic zones of the country, including restive areas in the South and East of the country, since 2011.
In all our work, the safety of all our people, whether they be employees or sub-contractors, is our primary concern. No activity is attempted or undertaken unless it can be done without compromising individuals’ safety.
We operate a Risk Management Operations Cell out of Dubai, which monitors real-time risk and supports program implementation across the world.
Our fulltime presence in Kabul, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e Sharif gives our team and partners an enhanced informal network for real time information and community atmospherics.
In addition, all staff deployed into Afghanistan are provided with real-time risk management support provided by our Risk Management Operations Cell.
Group Operations Director Gus Davidson is currently investigating unintended consequences in agriculture-related international development in fragile and conflict affected situations (FCAS) for his PhD via the University of Adelaide. The results of this research will no doubt inform our practices in future.