The Human Development Forum Foundation (HDFF) is an officially registered Thai foundation based in Bangkok, Thailand, with its Human Development Training Center (HDTC) specializing in capacity building in leadership, general management skills, as well as safety and security for international corporates and organizations in open courses or “in-house” trainings. We believe that sharing knowledge and improving management skills as well as safety skills of executives and employees of (inter)national government organizations and corporates will improve managerial capacities and strengthen the work of implementing personnel, thus contributing to the overall aim of improving performance and -where needed- reducing human suffering and aiding development for those in need.

HDFF is pleased to announce its 2018 training courses organized by the HDTC. All courses listed below are conducted in English. The main location is Bangkok, Thailand although some courses maybe conducted in nearby cities ate the sea. All courses are carried out by experienced HDFF trainers in close cooperation with external experts, all holding significant international and organizational experience. By covering a wide array of essential topics, we aim to improve general management skills as well as the safety culture of government organizations and corporates in addition to enable them through capacity building. Past satisfied participants include line managers as well as specialized safety personnel from government and UN agencies and corporates. Our high quality trainings have been featured in Thai media, reaching more than 2 million television viewers

Vision & Mission

The Human Development Forum Foundation (HDFF) is a Thai independent non-governmental organization without any political or religious affiliations. HDFF was established in 2007 and operates out of Bangkok. We provide cutting-edge research in the field of human security, as well as safety and security training, (project) management training and security consultancies. Aid workers are increasingly operating in insecure and dangerous environments but projects usually do not provide any budget for the safety of the implementing staff. HDFF, as a non-profit organization, is able to offer reasonably priced safety and security trainings (in comparison to for-profit corporations) to (I)NGO staff as HDFF believes it is vital to reach organizations of all levels. HDFF furthermore conducts research on human security issues, currently specializing on ASEAN 2015 related topics via a conference series sponsored by The Asia Foundation.  HDFF also conducts security consultancies on Myanmar, as well as research for conferences for international NGO’s. All of HDFF’s programs fit under our understanding of development, i.e. providing knowledge to communities and leaders, to fulfill HDFF’s motto “knowledge improves life”. 


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