Humanitarian and Non-Governmental Organisation Security(Hostile Environment Awareness Training-HEAT)
Hostile Environment Awareness Training for Humanitarian Organizations.
The training on Hostile environment awareness training for Humanitarian organizations endeavors to provide comprehensive coverage of the relevant issues in this area and is designed to put
participants in stressful situations, preparing them for worst-case scenarios.
The nature of humanitarian organizational staff often requires staff to operate in unstable and insecure environments.
Even though an armed conflict may have not yet occurred or hostilities have ceased, there may be periods of unrest
caused by uncontrolled elements making use of the current unstable situation in the host country or the settlement of
the conflict. In many countries, risks for the personal safety of mission members may also include organized crime,
theft, assault, and hostage-taking. Therefore, certain patterns of security awareness and behavior must be part of the
toolbox of each project staff.
The training endeavors to provide comprehensive coverage of the relevant issues in this area and is designed to put
participants in stressful situations, preparing them for worst-case scenarios. Essential classroom theory is
complemented by simulations of real-life situations.
ü Threat Assessment, Task Planning & Mitigation (tailored)
ü Personal Security & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
ü Information Security
ü Cultural Awareness & Gender Specific Considerations (tailored)
ü Conflict Management
ü PTES and PTSD:
ü Staying Alive in Captivity (tailored)
ü UXO (unexploded ordnance) and IEDs (improvised explosive devices):
ü Medical Training (to include RTCs, ballistic injuries, basic life support and health & hygiene) (tailored)
ü Weapons Recognition & Familiarization:
ü Travel Planning & Journey Management Principles (including vehicle safety, convoys and vehicle recovery)