Published on 8 March, 2010
|Security and safety is at the top of the agenda at ISNR, along with risk evaluation damage limitation|
Specialist workshops led by international experts from world renowned organisations, security institutions and agencies have been hailed as a great success by managers of the International Security National Resilience (ISNR) 2010 event in Abu Dhabi.
Two days of debate, discussion and case studies have ranged from the global approach to casualty reduction, crime prevention & critical national security issues. Security and safety was at the top of each agenda, along with risk evaluation damage limitation.
The first day lead by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) featured casualty reduction amongst road takers, road safety management and influencing the driver's behaviour to achieve optimal road safety. This included a study on the number of casualties recorded in the GCC countries, with emphasis on the fact that the predominant number of fatalities are among young males. Research was also presented on 21st century accidents highlighting their causes, consequences, countermeasures and changes. More studies showed that human error is responsible for a massive 93% of all road accidents.
Debates, discussions and case studies have ranged from the global approach to casualty reduction, crime prevention & critical national security issues
The second workshop analysed the cost benefit of investing in technology and how security related advances can generate higher revenues to states and private sector. Those who attended the workshops were also given expert advice on security challenges facing urban governments, in particular growing crime in urban areas, violent and organised crime, and traffic in small arms, terrorism, and human trafficking. Laura Capobianco, Senior Analyst and Project Manager, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, put forward a possible list of initiatives to help tackle the most challenging issues, enhance the rule of law; socio economic development and inclusion; evidence-based crime prevention; decentralised communal efforts and, most importantly, fostering partnerships between governments, civic and business communities.
Sessions held by the European organisation for security included discussions and interactive talks on major pressing security issues such as border control management and integrating national ID solutions for secure frontiers, led by Hans Wieser, Director, Strategic Business Development, Siemens IT Solutions and Services. He suggested various solutions, including using accurate biometrics integrated tools. Research and analysis was also presented on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the challenges facing government and industry in safeguarding against nuclear terrorism.