Open Briefing is the world’s first civil society intelligence agency.
Founded by Chris Abbott in 2011, Open Briefing's mission is to keep those striving to make the world a better place safe and informed. It provides groundbreaking intelligence and security services to aid agencies, human rights groups, peacebuilding organisations and concerned citizens. It does this so that a stronger civil society can promote alternatives to armed conflict, protect human rights and safeguard the environment.
Key services Open Briefing provides include:
Responding to requests for intelligence or security from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and journalists.
Issuing regular intelligence briefings and risk assessments for the general public.
Developing innovative policy solutions and promoting them to government.
Providing expert consultancy services to the third sector.
Open Briefing is a bold and ambitious nonprofit social enterprise. It is a unique international collaboration of intelligence, military, law enforcement and government professionals working tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference.
"Open Briefing has proved hugely useful to Crisis Action and our partners time and again. Their high-quality analysis helps us focus our energies on where we can have the greatest impact for the protection of civilians in conflict. The value of that contribution cannot be over-estimated."