Leaders and Experts in Education Set to Gather for the MOEC-SEAMEO International Seminar 2018

Platform for conversations on experiences and best practices on the implementation of the SEAMEO Education Agenda in the region

The International Seminar 2018 has successfully organized by SEAMEO and Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia on September 19, 2018 at The Stones Hotel, Bali. With the theme “SEAMEO Education Agenda for Sustainable Southeast Asia”, this seminar conducted to provide a platform for conversations on experiences and best practices on the implementation of the post-2015 SEAMEO education agenda (7 keys priorities) and on diverse topic that support the sustainable development goals.

This event also conducted in order to enhance awareness on regional and national programmes and action plans resulting from dynamic synergy of strengths, strategies and standards developed by SEAMEO Member Countries leading to the development of innovative learning paradigms and pro-active education policies that promote sustainable development goals and SEAMEO education agenda. As well as to promote regional understanding, commitment to shared action, mutual collaboration and closer cooperation among education actors and stakeholders in Southeast Asia in advancing the quality of learning and ensuring a wider access to education in the region.


Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia/SEAMEO Council President accompanied by Director of SEAMEO Secretariat hitting the gong as the sign that the seminar has been officially opened


The Minister of Education and Culture of the Indonesia/SEAMEO Council President, H E Prof Muhadjir Effendy affirmed in his opening speech that we have begun to identify the excellence of each country in the field of science and technology, so by this time it has led to the transfer of science and technology between SEAMEO member countries. He really expected the seminar will provide many benefits in the future particularly to welcome the industrial era 4.0


Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia/SEAMEO Council President, H E Prof Muhadjir Effendy, delivering the opening speech


The seminar attended by 250 participants from diverse backgrounds in education, including 29 speakers from governing board member of 8 SEAMEO Centers and the invited speakers from Ministry of Education and Culture. Also education representatives from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries and New Zealand, administrators and educators from government organizations, public and private educational institutions, agencies and departments as well as invited speakers and moderators.

Present at the seminar also the notable guests include H E Prof Muhadjir Effendy (Minister of Education of and Culture of Indonesia and SEAMEO Council President), who gave the opening speech; Dr Ananto Kusuma Seta (Senior Advisor to the Minister on Innovation and Competitiveness of MOEC), Dr Paristiyanti Nurwadani (Director of Learning, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education) and Dr Siti Rohaiza binti Haji Ahmad (Lecturer at Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB), Institute of Health Science, University Brunei Darussalam), the speakers in Plenary Session and Dr Marek Tesar (Associate Dean International, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland, New Zealand), Sim Samnang (Deputy Director General, Department of TVET, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Cambodia); Mr Aw York Bin (Deputy CEO Industry & Services, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore); among others as speakers in Parallel Sessions.


Group discussion and group photo during the one day seminar


The participants divided into several groups and each group discussed about one of the 7 sub-themes chosen for the seminar that referring to SEAMEO 7 Priority Areas. With this seminar as a platform of Conversations, the extensive conversations and discussions among resource persons, experts and participants will promote a common understanding on how member countries can cope with changes and challenges faces by countries within region and recommend policy strategies as well as pathways to achieve the SEAMEO Education Agenda towards a sustainable Southeast Asia.

Further information related to the International Seminar available at https://seminar2018.seamolec.org/