The SEAMEO Service Award was conferred to 23 outstanding officers from the SEAMEO Regional Centres/Network and the Secretariat. All 23 Awardees received the Plaque of Appreciation from H E Prof Dr Muhadjir Effendy, the Minister of Education and Culture, Indonesia and concurrently the President of SEAMEO Council during the Awarding Ceremony at the Welcome Reception.  Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, SEAMEO Secretariat Director, also shared some points on the significance of the Award to SEAMEO and how the outstanding performance and accomplishments of the awardees contributed to the success of the Organization.

The SEAMEO Service Awards was approved at the 38th SEAMEO Council Conference. It was launched with aim of providing recognition and appreciation to staff members of the SEAMEO Units who demonstrate exceptionally high level of achievement in work performance, innovation and creativity, professionalism and commitment that contribute to the success of the Organization's mission and goals. Each SEAMEO Unit selects the recipient of the SEAMEO Service Awards annually based on a set of agreed criteria.

In accordance with the resolution of the Ministerial Round Table Meeting at the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference in Brunei Darussalam, January 2011, the SEAMEO Council Conference will be held every two years from 2011 onwards. The SEAMEO Service Awards will be conducted biennially.  The awarding ceremony for the SEAMEO Service Awards will be held during SEAMEO Council Conference. 

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia, the Welcome Session was conducted for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference on 25 July 2017 at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Mr Prasert Tepanart, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication of the SEAMEO Secretariat, welcomed and congratulated the awardees. A SEAMEO video on the activities of SEAMEO Service Awardees was presented. During the session, the Awardees shared their own valued experiences and contributions to the organization.

A city tour was also organized for the SEAMEO Service Awardees on 26 July 2017.

The SEAMEO Service Awardees posed in a group photo with H E Prof Dr Muhadjir Effendy, the Minister of Education and Culture, Indonesia and concurrently the President of SEAMEO Council and Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, SEAMEO Secretariat Director.


The SEAMEO Service awardees enjoyed the city tour in Jakarta, Indonesia.



Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO CELLL Ms Cao Thi Thu Hien
SEAMEO QITEP in Language Ms Auberta Farica
SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics Ms Rizki Nurmaya Oktarina
SEAMEO QITEP in Sciences Mr Cecen Supriadi
  Mr Haidar Helmi
SEAMEO RECFON Ms Kusyanti Febriani Hapsari
SEAMEO RELC Mrs Chai Mei Ley
SEAMEO RETRAC Mrs Trinh Thi Hoa Phuong
SEAMEO RIHED Mr Philip Masterson
SEAMEO SEARCA Dr Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.
SEAMEO SEN Datin Dr HjH Yasmin Hussain
SEAMEO SPAFA Ms Wanpen Koogpoon
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Mrs Payom Kaewbangkoed
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Dr Raden Shamilah Radin Hisam
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Ms Analiza C Santos
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Mrs Prapaiporn Teacharoen
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mrs Hajah Siti Rusiah binti Haji Kawang
SEAMEO Secretariat Mrs Napavadee Vongchinsri
Profiles of Awardees for 2016/2017
Mr Arif Nuryadin
Education Bachelor in Analytical Chemistry
Academy of Analytical Chemistry Bogor, Indonesia
Current Workplace SEAMEO BIOTROP
Jl. Raya Tajur KM 6 Bogor,
West Java, Indonesia
Tel:   +63 (251) 832 3848
Fax:  +63 (251) 832 6851
Commencing Date February 1991
Commencing Position Laboratory Assistant (Chemist) in Forest Program
Current position Supervisor Plant and Soil Laboratory (Chemist)
Work Ethic In one unit is basically a collective and respect among personal protective culture and remind each other is very important.
Personal Motto  
Ms Cao Thi Thu Hien
Education Master in Educational Management and Leadership
RMIT International University Vietnam
Current Workplace SEAMEO CELLL
33c Le Thanh Ton Str., Ben Nghe Ward,                                
District 1, ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam                                                                            
Tel:   +84 (8) 3824 6767 
Fax:  +84 (8) 3824 3304                                                                       
Commencing Date 1 September 2012
Commencing Position Public Relations and International Cooperation Manager
Current position Personnel and Administration Manager
Work Ethic Honesty and Professionalism
Personal Motto  
Dr Naw Si Blut
Education PhD (History)
University of Yangon
Current Workplace SEAMEO CHAT
Pyay Road,
Kamayut Township                                                  
Yangon 11041
Tel:  +95 (1) 515 180                                                          
Fax:  +95 (1) 515 175                                                               
Commencing Date 18 April 2001
Commencing Position Research Officer
Current position Assistant/Senior Research Officer
Work Ethic Whatever you do, do your best
Personal Motto  
Mr Lino Ocampo
Education Automotive Technology
Tarlac College of Technology
Current Workplace SEAMEO INNOTECH             
Commonwealth Avenue 
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel:   +62 (2) 924 7681
Fax:  +63 (2) 921 0224                                                                                  
Commencing Date 23 October 2000
Commencing Position Electrician/Aircon Technician
Current position Assistant at the Procurement and General Services Unit of the Administration Management Office
Work Ethic  
Personal Motto  
Ms Auberta Farica
Education Bachelor Degree
Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
Current Workplace SEAMEO QITEP in Language
Jalan Gardu, Srengseng Sawah,                                  
Jagakarsa, Jakarta Selatan 12640                                
Tel:   +62 (21) 7888 4106 
Fax:  +62 (21) 7888 4073                                                         
Commencing Date 1 March 2010
Commencing Position Officer of Division of Partnership and Public Relations
Current position Head of Division of Partnership and Public Relations
Work Ethic Respect one another, be open-minded
Personal Motto I’m a crumpled up piece of paper. But crumpled paper flies far.
Ms Rizki Nurmaya Oktarina
Education Master Degree
University of Indonesia
Current Workplace SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics
Jalan Kaliurang Km 6, Sambisari,                        
Condongcatur, Depok,                                                   
Sleman, Yogyakarta 55283                                          Indonesia                                                                               
Tel:   +62 (274) 889 955
Fax:  +62 (274) 887 222                                                          
Commencing Date 1 February 2014
Commencing Position Staff of Research and Development, Capacity Building and Training Division
Current position Staff of Research and Development, Capacity Building and Training Division
Work Ethic Professionalism, dependable, avoiding procrastination
Personal Motto "Do something today that your future will thank you for"
Mr Cecen Supriadi
Education Senior High School Certificate
Madrasah Aliyah Cililin
Current Workplace SEAMEO QITEP in Science                                                       
Jalan Diponegoro No 12,                                              
Bandung 40115, West Java,                                         Indonesia                                                                              
Tel:   +62 (22) 421 8739
Fax:  +62 (22) 421 8749
Commencing Date March 2014
Commencing Position Janitor
Current position Janitor
Work Ethic Finish all the assigned work efficiently and always follow the rules of the Centre
Personal Motto  
Mr Haidar Helmi
Education Bachelor Degree
University of Padjadjaran
Current Workplace SEAMEO QITEP in Science                                                       
Jalan Diponegoro No 12,                                              
Bandung 40115, West Java,                                         
Tel:   +62 (22) 421 8739
Fax:  +62 (22) 421 8749                                                                  
Commencing Date March 2014
Commencing Position Programme and Training Officer
Current position Research, Development & IBSE Capacity Building Officer
Work Ethic Every new task and assignment is a challenge for self-improvement
Personal Motto  
Ms Kusyanti Febriani Hapsari
Education MBA
Gadjah Mada University
Current Workplace SEAMEO RECFON
JL. Cenpaka Baru III No.27,                                                  
Jakarta, Pusat, Indonesia
Tel:   +87 (88) 857 0856
Commencing Date 5 May 2012
Commencing Position Finance Staff
Current position Manager, Finance and Accounting
Work Ethic Detailed, Meticulous, Very dedicated person, really know what she has to do
Personal Motto  
Mrs Ong Lay Sim
Education Form Five
Convent Light Street
Current Workplace

Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,                                                   
11700 Gelugor, Penang                                                          Malaysia                                                                               
Tel:   +60 (4) 652 2700
Fax:  +60 (4) 652 2737                                                                   

Commencing Date 1 September 1984
Commencing Position Assistant Clerical Officer
Current position Administrative Assistant
Work Ethic Quality Outputs
Accuracy and punctuality
Personal Motto “Service with Honesty, Humility and Leadership”
Mrs Chai Mei Ley
Education Certified Accounting Technicians
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA)
Current Workplace SEAMEO RELC
30 Orange Grove Road,
Singapore 258352                                                          
Republic of Singapore                                                          
Tel:   +65 6885 7888
Fax:  +65 6734 2753                                                                  
Commencing Date 25 March 2008
Commencing Position Finance Executive
Current position Senior Finance Executive
Work Ethic Be reliable, hardworking, trustworthy and responsible. She shows pride in her work. She inspires the team members to participate in problem solving, enhances productivity and strives for improvement in our daily work processes. She faithfully commits to get the job done and consistently performs high quality and quantity of work. She works independently and is meticulous with her work.
Personal Motto Stay positive and keep on open mind
Mrs Trinh Thi Hoa Phuong
Education B.A in Economics
Dalat University
Current Workplace SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton, District 1,                                                  
Ho Chi Minh City,
Tel.:   +84 (8) 3824 5618 ext 218
Fax:   +84 (8) 3823 2175                                                                     
Commencing Date 6 June 2006
Commencing Position Accountant
Current position Accountant
Work Ethic Always be honest and responsible
Personal Motto Do my best, so that I can’t blame myself for anything.
Mr Philip Masterson
Education M.A in Global Studies
Universitat Freiburg
Current Workplace SEAMEO RIHED     
5th Floor, the Office of the Higher Education Commission Building                                                                                      
328 Sri Ayutthaya Road,
Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400                                                   
Tel.:   +662 644 9856 to 63, 2644 5418
Fax:   +662 644 5421                                                             
Commencing Date 1 May 2013
Commencing Position Programme Officer
Current position Programme Officer
Work Ethic Reliability, dedication and discipline; the way to improve odds of success requires being rigorous, having integrity and a sense of responsibility and teamwork as well as discipline.
Personal Motto  
Ms Umy Kurniaty
Education Bachelor Degree in Accounting
Brawijaya University in Malang
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEAMOLEC                                                              
Kompl Universitas Terbuka,                                                           
Jalan Cabe Raya Pamulang,                                                      
Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia                                                                   
Tel:   +62 (21) 742 2184
Fax:   +62 (21) 742 2276                                                         
Commencing Date 1 April 2006
Commencing Position Administration and Finance Officer
Current position Head of Human Resources
Work Ethic  
Personal Motto  
Dr Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.
Education Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle (Doctorate in Rural Economics)
Universite de Montepellier, France
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEARCA
College, Los Banos,                                                         
Laguna 4031
Tel:   +63 (49) 536-2290
Fax:  +63 (49) 536-2284                                                            
Commencing Date 1 July 1976
Commencing Position Research Assistant
Current position Director
Work Ethic Do your best and finish the job
Personal Motto Always for the greatest good of all concerned
Datin Dr HjH Yasmin Hussain
Education PhD (Management in Special Education)
University of Manchester, UK
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEN
Level 2, Anjung Hikmah Complex, IPGK Perempuan Melayu, Jalan Durian Daun, 75400 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel:   +606 281 8242
Fax:  +606 282 0187                                                                       
Commencing Date 16 May 2013
Commencing Position Director
Current position Director
Work Ethic I am very passionate about my work and will continue to serve my country and the Southeast Asian Region with the task entrusted to me.
Personal Motto Excellent is achieved with passion and the motivation to drive ourselves to perform what is expected.
Ms Wanpen Koogpoon
Education B.A. (Library Science)
Ramkhamhaeng University
Current Workplace SEAMEO SPAFA
81/1 Sri Ayutthaya Road
Dusit, Bangkok 10300
Tel:   +662 280 4022-29
Fax:  +662 280 4030                                                                           
Commencing Date 1 August 1993
Commencing Position Secretary III
Current position Secretary III
Work Ethic Always make a total effort in work even when the obstacle is against you
Personal Motto Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today
Mrs Payom Kaewbangkoed
Education Grade 4
Wat Makoakkaew School, Prajeenburi Province
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED Network
420/6 Ratchawithi Road,
Bangkok 10400                                                                      
Tel:   +662 354 9145-46
Fax:  +662 354 9144                                                                    
Commencing Date 1 March 1973
Commencing Position House Keeper
Current position House Keeper
Work Ethic Working at SEAMEO TROPMED for 43 years with honesty and loyalty
Personal Motto Do the best, work hard and be honest.
Dr Raden Shamilah Radin Hisam
Education MSc Public Health in Developing Countries
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
Jalan Pahang 50588
Kuala Lumpur,                                                                          
Tel:   +60 (3) 2616 2656                                                         
Fax:  +60 (3) 2691 9716                                                            
Commencing Date 1995
Commencing Position Medical Officer
Current position Head, Parasitology Unit
Work Ethic Learning process is lifelong. As you progress and you as you age, new and wonderful things occur along the way. Modern and traditional methods should be complementary to one another. As the Head Department, we must recognize and enhance the abilities and potential of each staff.
Personal Motto Succeed in style
Ms Analiza C Santos
Education BS Secretarial Education major in Computer Education
Philippines Christian University, Manila, Philippines
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED /Philippines
College of Public Health,                                                 
University of the Philippines Manila                                     
625 Pedro Gil Street, Ermita                                                   
P.O. Box EA-460, Manila 1000,                                        
Tel:   +63 (2) 524 2703, 523 5929                                              
Fax:  +63 (2) 521 1394, 525 5885                                                 
Commencing Date 1 January 1992
Commencing Position Clerk II
Current position Administrative Assistant III
Work Ethic Serving the Centre for 25 years, I have learned to improve and perform effectively and efficiently even under the most difficult situation and accomplishing multiple tasks brought about by urgent deadlines.
Personal Motto Work Hard, Be Kind and success will follow you
Mrs Prapaiporn Teacharoen
Education Master of Public Administration
Mahidol University
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
Faculty of Tropical Medicine                                                 
Mahidol University                                                                      
420/6 Ratchawithi Road                                                            
Bangkok 10400, Thailand                                         
Tel:   +66 (0) 2354 9199                                                             
Fax:  +66 (0) 2354 9198                                                                  
Commencing Date 13 June 1988
Commencing Position Service Officer
Current position Head Procurement Unit of Administration
Work Ethic Perform duty with accuracy, transparency, and accountability
Personal Motto Always eager to learn with enthusiasm to gain knowledge in depth, in width, in length and in all aspects
Mrs Hajah Siti Rusiah binti Haji Kawang
Education G.C.E ‘O’ Level S.M Pg Is
teri Hajah Mariam
Current Workplace SEAMEO VOCTECH
Jalan Pasar Baharu,
Gadong BE 1318,
Brunei Darussalam
Tel.: +673 244 7992
Fax.: +673 244 7955
Commencing Date 1 September 1994
Commencing Position Receptionist
Current position Training and Professional Development Officer
Work Ethic Her present in the office is meaningful and has a good work ethic
Personal Motto  
Mrs Napavadee Vongchinsri
Education Secretarial Diploma
Pitsman Central College, London
Current Workplace SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building,      
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tel.:   +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax.:  +66 (0) 2381-2587
Commencing Date 1 May 1986
Commencing Position Secretary II
Current position Secretary (Administration and Communication)
Work Ethic Do your best and never give up
Personal Motto Do your best and never give up