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Recent Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) – Cha-am

Human Development Forum Foundation’s most recent Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) at Naresuan “Law Enforcement Training Centre” Camp approx. 2 hours from Bangkok.  Certified by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) our carefully designed HEAT training aims to improve participants personal and team stress, reaction and alertness for the preparation of working in Hostile Environments.

This training brought participants from various NGOs in the ASEAN and surrounding regions together to take part in a training that should be necessary for anyone working in the field. Participants learnt to develop on their own, and their teams safety skills through a 5 day intensive course including:

  • First Aid
  • Fire Fighting in the Field
  • Checkpoint Behaviour
  • Evacuation protocol
  • Ambush and Crowd Control
  • Kidnapping survival strategies
  • Rescue by Force behaviour

Participants were overall satisfied with the training stating that the scenarios were realistic, the simulation design professional and the trainers excellent with careful debriefing and support.


Host Service: HDFF and Naresuan “Law Enforcement Training Centre” Camp

Session date: Friday 19-23rd August 2019

Location: Naresuan Camp, Cha-am Thailand

Facilitator: HDFF team and external experts

Number of Attendees: 11


2017 -08-18 Kracheng Event Summary



Event Summary:

As part of HDFF community activities, the Kracheng Community Based Flood Prevention Project was held on 18th of August 2017 in Kracheng, Ayuthaya. The training was prepared by Human Development Forum Foundation (HDFF), an organization based in Thailand and delivered by HDFF’s highly professional team and external experts as well as supported by the Royal Thai Armed Forces HQ Dep. J5 (Civil Military Affairs).

The training outlined the basic “useful knots” and illustrated how these knots can be used during disaster related circumstances, the 14 items which are useful/useless in flood caused evacuation, and sand sack filling for building a flood barrier and the demonstrations of correct filling procedure and sandbagging techniques.

The training was intended for representatives of the 3 villages of Kracheng (Ayuthaya Province) with a total number of participants 190 people of which, 70 were adults and approximately 120 kids who joined the activities and were provided with:

>basic useful knots;

>Useful/useless items during flood evacuation;

>a sandbag dam for flood protection

The training was well received with enthusiasm.


Host Service: HDFF and Royal Thai Armed Forces HQ Dep. J5(Civil Military Affairs)

Session date: Friday 18th August 2017

Location: Kracheng, Ayuthaya

Facilitator: HDFF team and external experts

Number of Attendees: 190


Chairman Circle Forum – 2017 – 3


“Challenges and Opportunities  for Girls’ Development In ASEAN – case studies-” 

The Human Development Forum Foundation (HDFF), a Thai Foundation focused on human security issues, is co-hosting a half-day forum with The Asia Foundation (TAF) to promote further understanding and awareness of ASEAN .

Our vision is to address the needs of communities in the framework of Human Security issues in order to create new opportunities to empower and strengthen the capacities of people. We seek to reach all levels of society from grassroots to top leaders.



1.) “Women and Girls in Conflict –  Kachin Perspective” by  Seng RawLahpai, Founder Metta Development Foundation (Myanmar)m Magsaysay Award Laureate 2013.

2.) “Children and Violence in Conflicts – In Thai Perspective” by Judge Suntariya Muanpawong, Research Judge, Supreme Court of Thailand.

3) “Opportunities and challenges for girls’ development in Malaysia” by Lawyer Seh Lih Long, CEO & Co-Founder at MCCHR – Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights


Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Time: 08:30 – 12:15

Location:   AETAS Hotel Lumpini, 1030 Thanon Rama IV, แขวง สี่แยกมหานาค Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120

AETAS is 130 meters away from MRT Lumpini Station  with  only 3 minutes walk head southeast from MRT station on  Rama 4 Rd (ถนน พระรามที่ 4) 


Event is free of all charge.  Lunch and Coffee breaks included!

Download Registration Form Here.

Download Full Event Programme Here.

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We Look Forward to Seeing You at The Forum!