We have extensive expertise, spanning many legal and non-legal aspects of security and disaster management, especially in relation to man-made and technological risk. This allows us to work with clients from single and multi-disciplinary perspectives, on both traditional and emerging security and disaster related issues.
We have the ability to engage across different sectors and to develop multi-hazard approaches which better integrate preparedness and responses to different types of hazards. This is critical since disaster events commonly trigger concurrent or consecutive (sometimes referred to as ‘cascading’) disasters which can increase in intensity and impact. We can also factor in operational and some technical considerations, allowing us to deliver strategic, operational and tactical solutions. This unique combination of expertise allows us to approach projects in an innovative and holistic multi-dimensional way in order to deliver the most appropriate and effective solutions for our clients.
We are able to tailor our bespoke advice to specific threats and risks as well as geographical contexts, factoring in national, regional and international considerations.
GSDM’s specialist technical expertise encompasses: counter-terrorism, organised crime, preventing violent extremism, intelligence gathering, law enforcement, arms control, armed conflict, defence, serious international crimes, CBRN, WMDs, (non-) nuclear proliferation, cyber, emerging technology (e.g., drones, autonomous transportation and shipping), artificial intelligence, human rights, due diligence, disaster risk mitigation, governance, early warning systems and disaster communications, global health, victims, environmental harm, insurance and maritime security.
Our highly competent team of associates has considerable experience in the successful delivery of projects in an estimated 90-100 countries across the globe, including in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. They have collaborated at the governmental and intergovernmental levels, as well as within the private and civil society sectors.
This includes such entities as the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), European Union (EU), North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), International Criminal Court (ICC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), US Institute of Peace (USIP), UK Department for International Development (DfID), and UK as well as Danish Ministry of Defence.