Head of Training
Sophie Buur is an experienced security professional in the humanitarian sector. She has previously worked for a major INGO in their Security and Crisis Management Teams, and coordinated their Hostile Environment Awareness Trainings (HEAT). She then went on to run a startup company that specialized in creating and delivering security training for NGOs and other International Organisations for 2 years. There, she was heavily involved in the process of designing these trainings and contextualizing them for national staff. Sophie has experience delivering security trainings in the Middle East and, since the start of the war in Ukraine, has been developing and delivering trainings for staff working on the Ukraine response, both in Poland and Ukraine.
She has trained over 400 humanitarian staff and their local partners.
In addition to her experience in the humanitarian sector, Sophie has an academic background in international security and law, domestic terrorism, and the international political system. She is also a specialist in international humanitarian law and its applications for humanitarians.