Foreign assignments: Andrew Harding

A lot of preparation needs to be done before heading off on a foreign assignment. The safety of your team and having the right kit and documentation are paramount. Andrew Harding is the BBC’s Africa correspondent. In this video, he and his team are preparing for an assignment in Ivory Coast.

Getting the latest intelligence from those on the ground will help to inform the decisions you make.

Packing the right kit for both the job and the local conditions is key, as well as having enough cash and documentation to see you through most scenarios.  

In this film, join Andrew Harding as his team prepares to head off to the Ivory Coast.