Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)
ABOUT THE COURSE
The main aim of these course is to prepare humanitarian workers operating in potentially dangerous environment. They say "a dead first aider cannot save lives" and the same is true of a humanitarian
worker. That said humanitarian aid continues to be provided in an environment of uncertain security due to the nature of conflict.
The five day course is held at a location with access to remote terrain allowing for realistic simulation of hostile environment. The course applies a good balance of classroom lectures, role play and field exercises to maximize on learning. The topics covered include: Remote First Aid, Context and Situational Awareness, Threat and Hazard Identification, Risk Management, Field Communication, Conflict Management, Hostage Survival Techniques, Safety on the move, GBV and Stress Management.
The gem of this course is a full day controlled field simulation exercise that put participants under stressful situations that involve gunfire, explosives, and Hostile crowds among other
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is open to all humanitarians who work in hostile environment or whose work may require travel to remote areas and those with uncertain security.
TRAINER: Eric Juma
Eric has 18 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator. He has designed, led or contributed to a wide range of courses, workshops and conferences in the Sub Saharan Africa and more than 10 countries around the world. Much of his work is with humanitarian and development organizations and, in the last few years. He regularly facilitate humanitarian training programmes for RedR UK, which includes a 5-day HEAT Training and Security Management Training, which he has personally delivered in the DRC, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan and other locations.
Venue; Humanitarian Peace Support School, Nairobi, Kenya