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Leaders and Experts Set to Gather for SEAMEO Congress 2021
Platform for conversations on transforming Southeast Asian Education, Science and Culture in the Digital Age

Bangkok, Thailand: The SEAMEO Congress 2021 for Education, Science and Culture, will gather regional and global leaders and experts virtually on April 28-29, 2021. Honorable speakers invited by the Ministry of Education of Thailand and Malaysia and SEAMEO, as well as academia invited through selection of submitted abstracts, will present papers and initiate discussions under the overarching theme of “Transforming Southeast Asian Education, Science and Culture in the Digital Age”.

SEAMEO CONGRESS 2021 will provide a platform for conversations on innovations, breakthroughs and best practices in Education, Science and Culture to achieve SDG4 2030 into and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congress will also examine sustainable development platforms, networking and strategic collaboration among education actors and stakeholders in Southeast Asia and beyond for enhancing the quality of learning and ensuring wider access and relevance of education in the region. At the end of the event, it is expected there will be a consensus reflecting and concretising transformative educational programmes and call for actions towards the development of a dynamic synergy of strengths, strategies and standards leading to the application of more inclusive and innovative learning paradigms and education policies in Southeast Asia.

The Congress features diverse topics that support the transformation of Education, Science and Culture that can effectively contribute towards the promotion of human development at the community, country, regional and at the global levels. SEAMEO Congress 2021 has 6 plenary sessions and 13 parallel sub-sessions, each with paper presentations and discussions corresponding to one of the 9 sub-themes chosen for the congress – 1. Reimagining People Transformation Toward SDGs; 2. Building back better: Actions for Digital Transformation in AI Era; 3. Transforming Education in the Post-COVID 19 Era; 4. Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and the New Normal: Balancing Reforms for Achieving the SDGs; 5. Southeast Asian Education and Future’s Agenda; 6. Transforming Education System and for Quality and Excellence; 7. Building A Future for the Alpha Generation; 8. Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Reform and Innovation; 9. STEM Education Design for Improving the Quality of the Workplace.

More than 15,000 participants from 65 countries with diverse backgrounds in education are slated to attend the 2-day event. More than 104 speakers from 22 countries will present at the SEAMEO CONGRESS 2021.

Speakers also include leading policy makers, education leaders, researchers, teachers and youth with more than 60 paper presenters from the region and beyond. As similar as face-to-face conferences, in this event participants can also visit 50 virtual booths provided by our partners, as well as 50 e-Poster presentation booths.

This Congress is supported by UNESCO Bangkok, SEAMEO STEM-ED, SEAMEO SEPS, Nisai Asia, Wiley, Chevron, EEF, and Festo as well as the other 19 supporting partners namely Akadasia Singapore, UNESCO APCEIU, BCCIE, CISTEM, GIZ, Duy Tan University, UNESCO GEM, UNESCO ICHEI, Keenan Foundation Asia, KEDI, Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation, STOU, IPST, UNICEF, UNILAB Foundation, Universitas Terbuka, UPOU, University of Tsukuba, and Worlddidac Association Switzerland.

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About SEAMEO Congress 2021: Organized by the Ministry of Education, Thailand, Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), SEAMEO Congress 2021 ( brings together diverse education actors and stakeholders representing the governments of SEAMEO Member Countries as well as public and private educational institutions and agencies. The SEAMEO Congress 2021 serves a platform for the policymakers, teachers, researchers, and educators to exchange the effective policy, fruitful teaching experience and share new learning paradigms and practices in the digital age. The education disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in the golden age of distance learning and flexible learning options forced by unprecedented school closures and lockdowns among all member countries. Exchanging the perspectives on the global and current issues affecting Southeast Asian Countries is the best platform to learn and build regional consensus on how Education, Science and Culture transformation can effectively contribute towards the promotion of human development at the community, country and at the regional level.

For information on the organizers, please visit the websites of: The Minister of Education, Thailand:

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization:

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