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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First SEAMEO Youth Forum Sparks Passion for ASEAN Communityhood among Southeast Asian Youth Leaders

“If we deeply think about it, the future of ASEAN belongs to us, and depends on us,” quipped Phuong Truc Dang Duong, a 19-year old university student from Vietnam who joined the other 33 youth leaders from the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries during the First SEAMEO Youth Leadership Forum convened by the SEAMEO Centre on Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) from 1 to 4 October 2014 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The Youth Forum is one of the modules of the SEAMEO College, a flagship project of SEAMEO that targets building capacity of and preparing leaders of today and tomorrow.

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SEAMEO and UNICEF EAPRO Launch Initiative on Primary Learning Metric for Southeast Asia

SEAMEO and the UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific (EAPRO) launched a collaborative regional project called Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metric (SEA-PLM) that aims to introduce a targeted learning assessment tool for SEAMEO in a ceremony on 20 October 2014 at the Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

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