Riana Paneras attended the IAPTC Executive Committee meeting in Auckland New Zealand from 20 to 22 February 2018 as the Chairperson for the Police Committee. The objective of the meeting was to prepare for the annual IAPTC Conference that will take place from 1 to 5 October 2018.
The IAPTC Conference annually draws more than 200 participants from training centres and institutions that are involved in training and related research for peace operations from more than 100 countries.
It was decided to follow more innovative approaches to the 2018 conference and to focus on modern adult based learning methods to improve performance of peacekeepers. The theme therefore will be “Innovative Capacity Building for Effective Peace Operations” with various topics that will bring participants up to date with the latest developments in peace operations and related training.