About the Conference

The SEAMEO Council Conference is the summit of all SEAMEO meetings. It is the assembly of the SEAMEO Council which is the Organization’s governing body and comprises the 11 Ministers of Education of the SEAMEO Member Countries. The SEAMEO Council determines the general policies and strategic directions of the Organization.

Through the years since the establishment of SEAMEO in 1965, the SEAMEO Council Conference has been the highest level of all SEAMEO meetings where the SEAMEO Council sets the directions of programmes and projects of SEAMEO and its units such as the SEAMEO Regional Centres and the SEAMEO Secretariat.

From 1965 to 2010, the SEAMEO Council Conference was held annually. In January 2011, the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference endorsed that from 2011 onwards, the Presidency of the SEAMEO Council would extend from a one-year to a two-year term period. As a consequence, the SEAMEO Council Conference would be held every two years with the conduct of the ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting in the intervening year.

The SEAMEO Council Conference is hosted by the Member Countries on a rotation basis.


Ministerial Round Table Meeting, 46th SEAMEO Council Conference, Jan 2011, Brunei Darussalam


Participation to the 47th SEAMEO Council Conference is by invitation. Expected participants are as follows:

  1. SEAMEO Member Countries
  2. SEAMEO Associate Members
  3. Affiliate Members
  4. SEAMEO Regional Centres
  5. SEAMEO Secretariat
  6. Observer Delegations
  7. Media representatives
  8. Other invited participants

Programme-at-a-Glance (PDF)

Provisional Programme (PDF)


Opening Ceremony, 46th SEAMEO Council Conference, Jan 2011, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Working Papers (for authorized users only)

Conference Venue

The Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
360 Kim Ma, Hanoi, Vietnam
Email: info@daewoohotel.com.vn

Registration Procedures

To facilitate the registration including hotel reservation, kindly fill out the Registration Form.
Please return completed form to:

47th SEAMEO Council Conference
Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam

Fax: +84 4 3 8693243
Email: seamec47@gmail.com
Cc: secretariat@seameo.org

Information for Media (Please click on the title to access the information)

News Clipping

Opening Ceremony, 45th SEAMEO Council Conference, Jan 2010, Cebu, Philippines

Information Note and Administrative Guidelines (PDF)

Contact Information

Ms. Phung Thi Hong Van
Officer, International Cooperation Department, MOET
Email: pthvan@moet.edu.vn
Fax: +84 4 38693243
Tel: +84 4 38684274/ Cell phone: +84 904328991

Or the SEAMEO Secretariat
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building, 4th Floor
920 Sukhumvit Road., Klongtoey, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Email : secretariat(at)seameo.org
Tel : +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax : +66 (0) 2381-2587

Link to Conference Website: http://seamec47.com

Opening Ceremony, 44th SEAMEO Council Conference, Mar 2009, Phuket, Thailand

46th SEAMEO Council Conference and 6th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 26-29 January 2011


About the Conference

The SEAMEO Council (SEAMEC) Conference is the annual meeting of the Council of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization consisting of education ministers of the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

The SEAMEC Conference is attended by the Ministers of Education and officials of SEAMEO Member Countries, representatives of SEAMEO Associate Member Countries, Affiliate Members, SEAMEO Centre Directors, SEAMEO Secretariat; and officials and observers from donor governments and international organisations.

Brunei Darussalam will host the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference on 26-29 January 2011 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The 6th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting will be held back-to-back with the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference.

The Objectives of the SEAMEO Council Conference

  • To serve as a Forum for discussion of policy and regional initiatives
  • To set directions for programmes and projects of SEAMEO and its Units
  • To review programmes and activities of the organization


  1. Ministers of Education
  2. SEAMEO Member Countries High Officials and other delegates
  3. Associate Member Countries Representatives
  4. Affiliate Members Representatives
  5. Centre Directors of SEAMEO Regional Centres
  6. Observers from other organisations
  7. SEAMEO Secretariat

The Republic of the Philippines, through its Department of Education, will host the two annual conferences of Southeast Asian education ministers – the 45th SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC) and 5th ASEAN Meeting of Ministers of Education (ASED) on 26-29 January 2010 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Cebu, the Philippines.

More than 200 participants from 19 countries – comprising education ministers, high-level government education officials, and representatives from international organizations – from the eleven SEAMEO Member States, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, and partners are expected to attend the Conferences.

Philippine President H E Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will grace the Opening Ceremony as the Guest of Honor on 27 January 2010.

The back-to-back conferences aim to foster stronger cooperation on education among Southeast Asian countries and beyond. High on the agenda are the ten collaborative projects of the SEAMEO Member States that aim at providing education to the underserved communities in the region, integration of climate change in the school curriculum, harmonization of higher education in Southeast Asia, building capacity on maximizing the use of language in teaching, integration of ICT in teaching and learning, and strengthening visibility of SEAMEO, among others.

Conference Dates

26-29 January 2010

Provisional Programme


Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa
Punta Engano Road,
Lapu-Lapu City 6015,
Cebu, Philippines

Tel : (63 2) 818-0952
Fax : (63 2) 814 2545
Email: lydi.pascua (at) shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com/en/property/cebu/mactanresort


Delegates are requested to collect their name badges at the Registration Desk and Check-In Counter located at Jasmine Room of Shangri-la' Mactan Resort and Spa, Mactan, Cebu. Name badges must be worn and be visible at all times. These badges are required for entry into all venues and meeting areas.

Transport Services

Transportation will be provided for all delegates upon arrival and departure, and for all official functions.

Accommodation and arrangement flights

Important Note

The 5th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting will be held back-to-back with this Conference.

For more information


Department of Education, Philippines

For Accommodation and Transport matters please contact:

Position: Project Development Officer III
Address: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Projects and Legislative Liaison, Rizal I Bldg.,
DepED Central Office, DepED Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, 1600
Tel: (632) 633-1940/ (632) 633-7224 / (632) 637-5832/ (632) 637-5834
Fax: (632) 633-1940/ (632) 637-5832/ (632) 637-5834
Email: vnallano (at) gmail.com

For Registration matters please contact:
Position: SEAMEO Affairs Officer
Address: DepED Central Office, DepED Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Philippines, 1600
Tel: (632) 633-7216 Fax: (632) 638-8634
Email: rbmasapol (at) gmail.com, ico_seameo (at) deped.gov.ph

For Other matters please contact:
Name: Recaredo Borgonia
Position: Regional Director
Agency and Address: Department of Education, Lahug, Cebu City
Tel: +6332-2311-309, +6332 231-1433, +633 231-1309, +6332 414-7399, +6332 414-7325, +63918 9631671
Email: ro7 (at) deped.gov.ph, recaredogborgonia (at) yahoo.com

The SEAMEO Secretariat

Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building 4th Floor,
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey,
Prakanon Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel. 66 2 391-0144
Fax. 66 2 381-2587
E-mail : secretariat (at) seameo.org

The previous SEAMEO Council Conferences

44th SEAMEO Council Conference

43rd SEAMEO Council Conference

42nd SEAMEO Council Conference

41st SEAMEO Council Conference

44th SEAMEO Council Conference endorses landmark resolutions to further strengthen cooperation in education

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council made significant decisions that did not only mark a milestone in its history, but also guaranteed stronger cooperation in education to truly provide Education for All in the region during its 44th Annual Conference hosted by Thailand on 5-8 April 2009 at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Hotel, Phuket, Thailand.

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