Course Advertisement for The Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT 21-2)

Peace and Security Studies

Course Duration: 26-31 October 2021, one week (5 working days).
Application Date: - Sep 03, 2021
Course Fee:
  • There are no course fees to pay. 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:
  • This course comes with a rigorous field exercise and is not encouraged for pregnant women or persons with peculiar medical challenges or blood pressure problems.
  • As part of the COVID-19 measures by the KAIPTC, all participants are to travel with a travel medical insurance covering COVID-19 treatment, and must be valid for additional two weeks after course end date
  • In short

    Course Date/Duration

    26 – 31 October 2021

    Course Capacity

    20 participants

    Target Group

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

    Course Language

    English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

    Application Deadline

    03 September 2021

    Course Advertisement for The Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT 21-2)


    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 targeted 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 (TBC depending on COVID-19 situation)


    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 (TBC)


    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
    Mrs. Lydia Hagan
    Course Director
    Tel. 00 233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1068