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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The Technical Consultation Meeting of SEA-MOOCs focus on Global Digital Literacy using OERs and MOOCS in Southeast Asia had been conducted on 26-27 October 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The meeting aimed to provide updates on the use of OERs in Southeast Asia; develop and share strategies to develop Global Digital Literacy course using OERs; discuss plans of actions on the course development and advocacy as well as to discuss and agree on the proposed content of the GDL and its course award modality.

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SEAMEO Secretariat organised the One-Day Workshop on Smarts Schools-Smart Teachers-Smart Students to the teachers and students from Indonesian School of Bangkok on 13 November 2018. There were 11 teachers and 56 students participated in the workshop.

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The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965.  The mission of SEAMEO is to enhance regional understanding, cooperation and unity of purpose among Member Countries for a better quality of life through the establishment of networks and partnerships, the provision of policy makers and experts, and the promotion of sustainable human resource development. 

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