Nairobi Venue. Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) for Humanitarian Organisations March 18th-22nd, 2024

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) for Humanitarian Organisations Training

About ASPM.
The Africa School of Project Management (ASPM) was established in the year 2000 in Kenya as a membership based professional management organization. The school was formed to address capacity building needs among development partners, donor organisations, Government agencies, International and private sector firms in Africa.
The school has been pivotal in capacity building in South Sudan, South Africa, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Somalia, Liberia, The Gambia, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burundi and Rwanda. The school has trained over 12,000 staffs who are involved in different projects and also conducted surveys, evaluations and research in different projects and businesses in Africa.

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.

Course Modules

  • Personal Security & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Threat Assessment, Task Planning & Mitigation (tailored)
  • Information Security
  • Understanding and Responding to Threats
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Travel Planning & Journey Management Principles (including vehicle safety, convoys and vehicle recovery)
  • Travel Safety
  • Cultural Awareness & Gender Specific Considerations (tailored)
  • Kidnap and Hostage Survival
  • Staying Alive in Captivity (tailored)
  • UXO (unexploded ordnance) and IEDs (improvised explosive devices
  • Psychological Resilience
  • PTES and PTSD:
  • First Aid in Hostile Environments
  • Medical Training (to include RTCs, ballistic injuries, basic life support and health & hygiene) (tailored)
  • Communications Security

How to Register: Kindly apply through the following link or drop us mail at [email protected] or through. or visit our website online application form.