Humanitarian & Aid Sectors

Those involved in humanitarian activities and aid distribution are often doing so in difficult and extreme conditions. The range of threats, whether natural or adversarial, means that there are very often critical risks associated with work within these sectors.

The Academy has developed specialist training programmes for global organisations operating within the sectors to reduce and help protect staff, assets, and operational activities.

Some of the programmes are listed below but there are many other, more bespoke programmes that have been developed and delivered in the United Kingdom and globally. For further information or enquiries about the range of programmes that are available click the contact us button below:

Operating in Difficult Environments

By default, most countries that require humanitarian support fall into the category of ‘difficult environments. This three day programme combines presentations with practical exercises that assist and support the delegates understanding of the risks that can exist and steps that can be taken to ensure personal safety and security whilst maintaining operational effectiveness.

The programme is aimed at humanitarian workers with limited exposure to international operational experience or for those who have not been overseas for a number of years. As far as possible the programme is tailored to the likely risks that will be faced by the delegates in their place of deployment. (This programme can be delivered globally.) To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

This is a specialist five day programme that has been developed through 20 years of operating in difficult and hostile environments.

The programme provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to continue safe operations where environmental threats, social instability, and conflict situations may exist, and where assistance is needed to be delivered.

The programme covers personal safety, residential/hotel security, travel risk management, driving and navigation skills, reaction to incidents, crisis management, effective communications, and conflict avoidance.

As far as possible pre-course research is undertaken to provide delegates with country-specific information and data so that genuine threat and risk insights are provided. A one-on-one briefing will also be provided to support delegates with information about their future destination or operational area. (This programme can be delivered globally.) To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.

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Protection of Assets during Civil Unrest

This one-day programme is a focused element of the crisis management training programme and has been specifically designed to support operational teams during civil unrest and riot situations. The programme discusses threat identification, information gathering activities, resilience planning, evacuation considerations, supporting and welfare considerations for staff, communications strategies, and post-incident actions. (This training can be delivered online or globally.) To find out more and arrange a booking, contact us.