American Samoa, 19-21 August

The 16th PICP WAN Conference will be hosted by the American Samoa Department of Public Safety WAN and the PICP Secretariat, 19-21 August 2019.  The theme for the 2019 conference is Shaping our future WAN: 2020-2024 providing an opportunity for WAN Chairs to discuss and agree the 2020-2024 WAN Strategic Direction in a supportive and networking-rich environment.

WAN Conference 2018, Samoa

Background & History

The PICP WAN conference is the primary decision-making mechanism in respect of PICP WAN activities and strategic direction.  From 2004 till 2015 it was held annually, with members endorsing the move to a biennial conference from 2015 onwards.  Previous conferences and themes include:

2018 – Apia, Samoa (Theme: Press for Progress – Diversity in the Pacific)
2017 – Guam (Theme: Unity within the Community: Using yesterday to prepare for tomorrow)
2016 – Tahiti, French Polynesia (Theme: For the Pacific, By the Pacific)
2015 – Auckland, New Zealand  (Theme: Riding the wave – planning, courage, resilience, success)
2014 – Cook Islands  (Theme: Leading change by creating effective leaders)
2013 – Vanuatu  (Theme: What is an effective WAN?)
2012 – Guam (co-host on behalf of Federated States of Micronesia) (Theme: Pacific police women promoting change)
2011 – Papua New Guinea  (Theme: Embracing partnerships to strengthen police service delivery)
2010 – Samoa  (Theme: Ethics and integrity in the Pacific)
2009 – Cook Islands  (Theme: Youth in the Pacific)
2008 – Brisbane, Australia  (Theme: Future directions for women in Pacific policing)
2007 – Melbourne, Australia
2006 – Solomon Islands  (Theme: Communicating with influence)
2005 – Fiji
2004 – Tonga  (Theme: Working through partnerships – first steps)