Peace Support Operations

Course Duration: 2nd of May – 6th of May 2023
Application Date: - Mar 20, 2023
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, feeding and accommodation will be provided by the KAIPTC. Participants will however have to bear the cost of requisite travel health insurance. Additionally, participants will bear their own visa arrangements costs in their home country.  Maximum of three (3) COVID-19 tests will be required of 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).
Terms and Conditions:
• International participants will only be invited to the course if the Covid-19 pandemic situation allows international travel without major restrictions and safety concerns • The course is conducted in English only. • 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 at least additional two weeks after course end date. COVID-guidelines of the centre must strictly be followed as 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 training exercise and therefore not recommended for pregnant women or persons with peculiar medical challenges.
In short

Course Date/Duration

2nd of May – 6th of May 2023 (one week, 5 working days)

Course Capacity

30 participants

Target Group

Civilian, Police and Military personnel (see details below)

Course Language


Application Deadline

20 March 2023


Although armed conflicts have been prevalent the world over, the African Continent is particularly faced with many of such conflicts.  These conflicts have hindered 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 to which people are mostly accustomed.  Mission environments are typically not very conducive; talk about general living conditions, weather, conflict, food, language, epidemic, exploitation of all kinds among others.  Most of these situations are hostile and therefore requires that people who are deployed in such areas must learn survival skills before or during the period of their deployment.  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 30 participants from:

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.


Selection Process

The selection process will involve review/screening of information/details submitted in the application via the KAIPTC application portal after which applicants will be shortlisted by a selection committee from the centre at the end of the deadline for application; ie 20 March 2023.




Mrs Marylyn Agblor

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

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Colonel Emmanuel Larbi Sarpong Gyadu

Course Director

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

PMB  CT 210, Cantonments, Accra- Ghana

Tel : +233 302 718 200 Ext 1992

Mobile:  + 233 203754355

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