Special Diplomatic Briefing on Education in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 |

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. 

On its journey, SEAMEO highly considers the significance, both internal and external cooperation and communication, in promoting the sustainable human resource development in the region.  Plenty of programmes and events have been successfully organized.  The success could not be achieved without the support and cooperation from the multi-partnership.  Starting from 2006, the first SEAMEO Diplomatic Briefing in Bangkok, and many other bilateral and multilateral workshops, talks have contributed an active and positive relationship beyond the region.  Although much has been done towards improving the development of the education in the region through SEAMEO, the achievements have not been made know to all.  In this regard, SEAMEO conducted a Diplomatic Briefing to inform and update Member Countries, Associate Member Countries, Affiliate Members, and other partners in the region on the SEAMEO’s accomplishment and future programmes. 

Group photo of SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO centres and the invited guests


The SEAMEO Special Briefing on Education in Southeast Asia had been conducted on 28 September 2018 in Holiday Inn Hotel, Bangkok. This meeting was conducted to enhance and continue the relationships of cooperation in the diverse of projects and programmes for achievements in the region as well as to present the successes have been achieved, the ongoing projects and programmes, and the further SEAMEO projects and programmes to the stakeholders and partners. It widely targets the partners such as international organizations, donor agencies, country and region-based institutions, think tanks, and community and civil society organizations.  Moreover, the members of the diplomatic corps in Thailand also invited.


Minister of Education Thailand
delivering the Keynote Remarks
  Dr. Gatot, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat
presenting the SEAMEO’s Education Agenda


Present at the event, H.E. Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin to deliver the keynote remarks.   Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto presented the SEAMEO’s Education Agenda 2015-2015 and continued by Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Deputy Director for Programme and Development SEAMEO Secretariat to elaborate policy and programme strategies to strengthen SEAMEO’s capacity to promote education and social development in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO centres that based in Thailand, namely SEAMEO TROPMED Network, SEAMEO RIHED, and SEAMEO SPAFA also presented their updates of accomplished and ongoing projects based on their focus and expertise.


Open discussion with all the invited guests


This event held as a gratitude to all partners that always support and cooperate with SEAMEO so that plenty of programmes and events have been successfully organized. SEAMEO wish this fruitful relationship will continue to contribute to the improvement and development of the education in the region.