Who should facilitate an integrated security workshop?

Ideally, an integrated security workshop should be facilitated by two to four facilitators, with two facilitators at a minimum. The facilitators should be diverse in age, perspectives and country of origin.

Facilitators should be familiar with:

  • the region of the workshop (if participants are selected on a geographic basis); and/or

  • the group or movement that is being addressed (if participants are selected on the basis of thematic focus, such as sexual rights or violence against women).

This contextual familiarity is a critical part of adaptation of the workshop and in establishing connections to the participants – the facilitators are the cultural and contextual mediators. They should know how best to translate the integrated security method and material into a workshop that is relevant and appropriate to the learning styles and situation of the participants.