PIRAP (a Thai bird) JABIRU (an Australian bird) (PJ) is a bi-lateral venture between Australia (AUS) and Thailand (THA). As lead planning agencies, the activity is co-sponsored by the AUS Defence Force (ADF) Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) and the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTArF) Peace Operations Centre (POC).
PJ commenced in 1998 as an AUS and THA only military activity, and with each iteration it has evolved. While PJ continues as a bi-lateral military sponsored activity, it has more recently been conducted with regional military, police and civilian training audience participation. Most recently PJ saw the introduction of simulation, demonstrations, and use of a Learning Management System.
PJ provides for regional peace operations cooperation and networking, and contributes to regional security.
The objectives of PJ are to:
PJ is conducted using seminar and syndicate work, and also includes social and cultural activities:
PJ is a Blended Learning activity utilising the Australian Defence Educational Learning Environment (ADELE). When in the ADELE PJ site, users may access various resources including the Joining Instruction, Event Handbook, Daily Program and other materials.
The next PIRAP JABIRU will be conducted 21 May – 1 June 2018.
Enquiries regarding PJ are to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org