Thailand hosts 48th SEAMEO Council Conference

The Ministry of Education, Thailand, hosted the largest gathering of education ministers in Southeast Asia at the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference from 6 to 9 May 2015 at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Chonburi, Thailand.

The three-day conference was attended by the Ministers of Education and higher education officials from 11 SEAMEO Member Countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam), representatives from SEAMEO Associate Member Countries, SEAMEO Affiliate members, SEAMEO Regional Centres and international organizations/institutions.

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Courtesy visit of Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, The New Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, to H E Admiral Narong Pipathanasai, the Minister of Education, Thailand.

The newly appointed Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Thailand, H E Admiral Narong Pipathanasai on 30 April 2015.

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Winner of 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award Visited Japan

Students and teachers from Udonpittayanukoon School, Thailand, the 1st Prize winner of the 2014 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award under the theme “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Future” visited Japan during 9-12 February 2015.

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University of Tsukuba and SEAMEO Plan Collaborative Activities on Food, Health and Environment

In pursuit of the growing collaboration between the University of Tsukuba and SEAMEO, the two entities convened a one‐day planning meeting to identify specific collaborative activities and plan for implementation in 2015 in the inter‐related fields of food, health, and environment on 24 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RECSAM and UNICEF EAPRO hold Regional Consultative Meetings on SEAMEO Basic Education Standards and Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics

The SEAMEO Secretariat and SEAMEO RECSAM, with support from the UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), conducted the Regional Consultative Meetings on the SEAMEO Basic Education Standards (SEA‐BES) and the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA‐PLM) on 4‐5 November 2014 at the SEAMEO RECSAM in Penang, Malaysia.

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SEAMEO Brings Various Sectors to Rethink Education in Southeast Asia

With six ministers and vice ministers leading, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) organized the SEAMEO Congress – a landmark gathering of nearly 500 participants from 20 countries representing a range of stakeholders including governments, non-governmental organizations, industry, academe, students and other groups on 21-22 October 2014 at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand that aimed primarily at drawing out practical education and human resource development policies and practices to bridge skills gap in Southeast Asia and promote sustained growth in the region.

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