Call for Application: Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT19-2)

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 21-25 October 2019
Application Date: - Sep 11, 2019
Course Fee:
  • This course is a fully funded training.
  • Tickets, tuition, accommodation, food and transportation will all be provided by the KAIPTC with support from Germany.
  • However, participants are expected to bear their own visa arrangements costs.
  • Terms and Conditions:
    The course is very physically demanding and pregnant women and persons with BP problems should not participate



    Armed conflicts has been prevalent the world over, especially the African continent is faced with numerous of these conflicts and this hinders development, thereby affecting the continents’ peace, democracy and prosperity. The eruption of conflicts begins the mandating of mission to restore normalcy.

    Mission environments are mostly different from the regular work environments people are accustomed to. Much as it is desirable to have peace around us, the environments within which we work is an enabler or a dream killer. Mission environments are typically not very conducive, talk about general living conditions, weather, conflict, food, language, epidemic, exploitation among others. Some of these situations are hostile and people must learn survival skills if deployed in such areas.

    The HEAT course therefore, is a training meant to provide military, police and civilians with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to work and survive in crises areas.

    Course Aim

    This course aims at equipping participants with knowledge of the various dangers in hostile environments and enhancing their skills/capacities on how to react appropriately when deployed in a hostile environment.

    Training Objectives

    The overall training objectives for the HEAT course are to:

    • Enhance participant’s knowledge on hostile mission environments.
    • Increase participant’s skills needed to operate in a hostile PSO environment.
    • Equip participants with requisite knowledge/skills for survival and appropriate actions in critical situations.


    Target audience

    This training is target at

    • Personnel (Mil/ Pol/ Civ.) deployed in crisis areas
    • Personnel preparing to deploy in crisis areas
    • MS Foreign Affairs/Embassy (nomination)



    The HEAT will be delivered with the Collaborative Problem Based Learning (CPBL), i.e. the KAIPTC training methodology through the use of:

    • Lectures
    • Participatory discussions
    • Power point/presentations
    • Simulation
    • Practical sessions / field exercise


    Course Content

    The HEAT training combines theoretical and practical sessions on the modules/topics below:

    • Introduction to contemporary PSO
    • Living in and working conditions in a mission environment
    • Stress Management
    • Behaviour in critical situation
    • Negotiations
    • Hostage taking
    • First aid
    • Personal health and hygiene
    • IED / Mine Awareness
    • IED/Mine awareness practical
    • Introduction to map reading
    • Voice Procedure and radio communication
    • Practical Exercise – simulation to manage threats like rioting, protests and demonstrations / kidnapping, hostage taking, and survival


    Course dates

    21-25 October 2019 (1 week)


    Mrs. Marylyn Agblor
    Training coordinator

    Mrs. Lydia Hagan
    Course Director

    Application deadline

    Wednesday, 11th September 2019