Around the world humanitarian workers as well as organizations’ implementing and monitoring personnel run an ever-greater risk of becoming victims of conflict and/or violence. Implementing organizations understand that today humanitarian work is an increasingly risky endeavor with annually several hundred victims of attacks, and many more encountering life threatening situations. These include road traffic-accidents, ambush, kidnapping, war/conflict like zones as well as natural or man-made disasters, active shooters, terrorism, or petty theft. Based on international practice and jurisprudence one key obligation for organizations is “Duty of Care” which includes the need for providing training in order to minimize the risks for implementing and traveling personnel.
Against this backdrop, the Human Development Forum Foundation (HDFF) has and continues to developing up-to date “Stay Safe Training (SST)”. Since 2011 these have been successfully conducted with participants working across the globe, from Ghana in West Africa, to Iraq in the Middle East, to Afghanistan in South Asia, to Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia in Southeast Asia. HDFF currently offers several types of “Stay Safe Trainings (SST)” aiming
a.) to increase the understanding of proactive security attitude and measures,
b.) to enhance the resilience of personnel when working in hazardous environments,
c.) to provide personnel with basic tools and techniques needed to avoid or handle adequately endangering or potentially dangerous situations,
All “Stay Safe Training (SST)” courses are certified by the Asian Institute for Technology (AIT) with a three year internationally valid certificate.