Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT20-1)

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: one week (5 working days) between 18 – 22 May 2020.
Application Date: - Mar 31, 2020
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 The German Government.
  • However, participants are expected to bear their own visa arrangements costs.
  • Terms and Conditions:
    Participants are expected to bear their own visa arrangements costs
    In short

    Course Date/Duration

    18 – 22 May 2020

    Course Capacity

    30 participants

    Target Group

    Personnel (Mil/ Pol/ Civ.) deployed or preparing to deploy in crisis areas

    Course Language


    Application Deadline

    31 March 2020

    Course Advertisement for The Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT 20-1)


    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


    Contacts/email for enquiries

    For administrative issues For course content issues
    Mrs Marylyn Agblor
    Training Coordination Officer
    Tel.  00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012
    Fax. 00 233 (0) 302 718201
    Mrs. Lydia Hagan
    Course Director
    Cell: +233 (0) 24 456 1852