The SEAMEO Centres Policy Research Network (CPRN) was firstly introduced as a component of the SEAMEO College, a project launched in 2013.  The Network was established to enhance relevance and sharpen responsiveness of SEAMEO Centres and the Secretariat to the needs of education leaders for policy research to address regional human resource development issues in Southeast Asia.

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The SEAMEO Secretariat hosted a tea party on the 22 March 2019, to express gratitude and appreciation to Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto as its  Director from 1 April 2015 to end of March 2019. Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto used this event as an opportunity to also thank the Ministry of Education Thailand, SEAMEO Member Countries, Associate Member Countries, Affiliate Members,  as well as the SEAMEO Centres and Partners for their support to his leadership and their contributions in expanding SEAMES programmes and projects in line with the thrust on SEAMEO Seven Priority Areas and Education Agenda.

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The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat announced today, as testament to its support for QUALITY AND EQUALITY in education, the appointment of its first female SEAMEO Secretariat director, Dr. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela from the Republic of the Philippines, who will assume Director position by 1 April 2019.

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SEAMEO maintains its work and aspirations for development with 11 SEAMEO Member Countries to make lives better in quality and equality in education, preventive health education, culture and tradition, information and communication technology, languages, poverty alleviation, and agriculture and natural resources through the SEAMEO 7 Priority Areas including 1) Promoting universal early childhood care and education; 2) Addressing barriers to inclusion; 3) Promoting resiliency in the face of emergencies; 4) Promoting technical and vocational education and training; 5) Revitalising teacher education; 6) Promoting harmonization in higher education and research; and 7) Adopting a 21st Century curriculum.

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