Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia hosted the 2nd High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET under the theme “Strengthening Efforts towards Harmonisation and Internationalisation of TVET in Southeast Asia” on 12-14 May 2016 at Hotel Grand Nikko, Bali, Indonesia.  The meeting was co-organised by SEAMEO Secretariat and German Cooperation.

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Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat and Mr Peter Palesch, Country Director of Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN of GIZ Jakarta Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2nd High Officials Meeting on SEA-TVET in Bali on 13 May 2016, formalising the cooperation between GIZ and SEAMEO to further enhance the quality of education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and higher education in Southeast Asia.

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130 leaders of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Philippines participated in a country level workshop on SEA-TVET Harmonisation and Mobility at SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH), Quezon City, Philippines, held on 3-4 May 2016.

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BANDUNG--On April 28, 2016, Ministers of Education representing the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries met in Bandung, Indonesia for the Strategic Dialogue of Education Ministers (SDEM).

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Students and teachers from Sekolah Kebangsaan (Perempuan) Methodist, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, the 1st Prize winner of the 2015 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award under the theme “Safeguarding Our Cultural Traditions” visited Japan on 13 to 17 March 2016 for a study visit.

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Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC), Indonesia collaboratively organised the Experts Meeting on Early Childhood Care and Parenting Education in Southeast Asia on 22 to 23 March 2016, in Century Park Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with SEAMEO Regional Centre for Distance and Open Learning (SEAMEO SEAMOLEC), Indonesia organised the SEAMEO School Network Meeting in Thailand: SEA Digital Class and Partnership Development on 21 March 2016 at the SEAMEO Secretariat office, Bangkok, in the effort of developing partnerships among schools under SEAMEO network.

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Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Council President and Minister of Education, Thailand, H E General Dapong Ratanasuwan, visited Malaysia and Singapore from 10 - 14 March 2016 as part of his mission in overseeing SEAMEO’s work on education, science and culture in SEAMEO Member Countries.

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SEAMEO Secretariat led by director, Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, and over 20 presidents/vice presidents from teacher education institutes/universities from Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines joined together in the second meeting of a project titled, “Pre-service student teacher exchange in Southeast Asia” (SEA-Teacher Project) and signed an agreement for the second batch of student teachers practicum exchange.

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Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement and exchange of notes on 17 February 2016 to jointly promote and implement the “Fit for School” regional programme.

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