Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 24 -28 October 2022
Application Date: - Sep 02, 2022
Course Fee: § All expenses are covered by the KAIPTC. The course is fully sponsored by the German Government. § Tuition, air travel from and to the nearest international airport, visa fees, food and accommodation will be provided by the KAIPTC. § Max. three (3) COVID-19 tests will be covered for international course participants (i.e., test 1: taken in home country before departure to Ghana, test 2: on arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana and test 3: taken in Ghana before departure to home country). § However, participants will have to bear the cost for their private travel and health insurance. Additionally, participants are expected to bear their own visa arrangements costs.
Terms and Conditions:
· IMPORTANT NOTE: International participants will only be invited to the course if the pandemic situation allows international travel without major restrictions and safety concerns, · The course is conducted in English and French. There will be simultaneous interpretation. · 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. COVID-guidelines of the centre must be strictly followed. The KAIPTC and the German Government do NOT accept any responsibility for medical treatment and travel or other insurance. · Only participants fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed on the course. · This course comes with a rigorous field exercise and not encouraged for pregnant women of persons with peculiar medical challenges or blood pressure problems.
In short

Course Date/Duration

24 – 28 October 2022 (one week, 5 working days)

Course Capacity

20 – 30 participants

Target Group

Civilian, Police and Military personnel (see details below)

Course Language

English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Application Deadline

02 September 2022


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:

i. Enhance participant’s knowledge on hostile mission environments.

ii. Increase participant’s skills needed to operate in a hostile PSO environment.

iii. Equip participants with requisite knowledge/skills for survival and appropriate actions in critical situations.

Target audience

This training is target at 20-30

i. Personnel (Mil/ Pol/ Civ.) deployed in crisis areas

ii. Personnel preparing to deploy in crisis areas

iii. MS Foreign Affairs/Embassy (nomination)


Participants will play an active role under the guidance of an experienced team of facilitators.

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

i. Lectures

ii. Participatory discussions

iii. Power point/presentations

iv. Simulation

v. 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:

i. Introduction to contemporary PSO

ii. Living in and working conditions in a mission environment

iii. Stress Management

iv. Behaviour in critical situation

v. Negotiations

vi. Hostage taking

vii. First aid

viii. Personal health and hygiene

ix. IED / Mine Awareness

x. IED/Mine awareness practical

xi. Introduction to map reading

xii. Voice Procedure and radio communication

xiii. Practical Exercise – simulation to manage threats like rioting, protests and demonstrations / kidnapping, hostage taking, and survival (TBC)


How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to kindly fill and submit an online application form. Access the application form using the link that will be provided and by pressing the “How to Apply” button. The course usually attracts a lot of interest. A selection committee decides on the final admission to the course.


Selection Process

The selection process will involve submission of bio-data through the KAIPTC application portal after which applicants will be screened and shortlisted. The selection process will be done by a selection committee from the centre.



Mrs Marylyn Agblor

Training Coordinator Tel. [233 (0) 302 718200 Ext. 1012] Fax. [233 (0) 302 718201]

Email: or


Colonel Abdullateef Idris

Course Director Email:

Telephone: [233 (0) 302 718200 Ext 1316]

Mobile: [233 (0) 506670544]