SEAMEO Centre Directors in group photo.
The annual meeting of the SEAMEO Regional Centre Directors this year was held on 8 – 9 June 2015 at the S31 Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting focused on actions taken on resolutions of the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference , such as the SEAMEO Online Capacity Building for Southeast Asian Member Countries and the Regional Activities of Celebrating the SEAMEO 50th Anniversary, and Ministerial Round Table Meeting in May 2015, as well as reporting on progress of major initiatives under the SEAMEO Strategic Plan 2011-2020. New initiatives, proposal, plan, and activities through the support of SEAMEO partners, collaborators and among SEAMEO Centres also discussed during the meeting.
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for its partnership with Korean Education Development (KEDI) on 21 May 2015 in Inchoen, Korea.
The Ministry of Education, Thailand, hosted the largest gathering of education ministers in Southeast Asia at the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference from 6 to 9 May 2015 at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Chonburi, Thailand.
The three-day conference was attended by the Ministers of Education and higher education officials from 11 SEAMEO Member Countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam), representatives from SEAMEO Associate Member Countries, SEAMEO Affiliate members, SEAMEO Regional Centres and international organizations/institutions.
Presentation of SEAMEO Affiliate Membership Certificate to China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE)
7 May 2015 ,Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Chonburi, Thailand - The SEAMEO Council has approved the official proclamation of China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) as an Affiliate Member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) at the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference, Chonburi, Thailand.
Courtesy visit of Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, The New Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, to H E Admiral Narong Pipathanasai, the Minister of Education, Thailand.
The newly appointed Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Thailand, H E Admiral Narong Pipathanasai on 30 April 2015.
Students and teachers from Udonpittayanukoon School, Thailand, the 1st Prize winner of the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future” visited Japan during 9-12 February 2015.
In pursuit of the growing collaboration between the University of Tsukuba and SEAMEO, the two entities convened a one‐day planning meeting to identify specific collaborative activities and plan for implementation in 2015 in the inter‐related fields of food, health, and environment on 24 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RECSAM and UNICEF EAPRO hold Regional Consultative Meetings on SEAMEO Basic Education Standards and Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics
The SEAMEO Secretariat and SEAMEO RECSAM, with support from the UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), conducted the Regional Consultative Meetings on the SEAMEO Basic Education Standards (SEA‐BES) and the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA‐PLM) on 4‐5 November 2014 at the SEAMEO RECSAM in Penang, Malaysia.
With six ministers and vice ministers leading, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) organized the SEAMEO Congress – a landmark gathering of nearly 500 participants from 20 countries representing a range of stakeholders including governments, non-governmental organizations, industry, academe, students and other groups on 21-22 October 2014 at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand that aimed primarily at drawing out practical education and human resource development policies and practices to bridge skills gap in Southeast Asia and promote sustained growth in the region.
SEAMEO and the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific (EAPRO) launched a collaborative regional project called Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metric (SEA-PLM) that aims to introduce a targeted learning assessment tool for SEAMEO in a ceremony on 20 October 2014 at the Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
“If we deeply think about it, the future of ASEAN belongs to us, and depends on us,” quipped Phuong Truc Dang Duong, a 19-year old university student from Vietnam who joined the other 33 youth leaders from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries during the First SEAMEO Youth Leadership Forum convened by the SEAMEO Centre on Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) from 1 to 4 October 2014 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The Youth Forum is one of the modules of the SEAMEO College, a flagship project of SEAMEO that targets building capacity of and preparing leaders of today and tomorrow.
Education ministers and high-level education officials who compose the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council named seven priority areas that will be the focus of cooperation in SEAMEO in the next 20 years during a ministerial dialogue that was hosted by Lao PDR on 13 September 2014 and following the series of ASEAN meetings at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR.