May 21, 2019

The 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting

The 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting

 

12 May 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

On 12 May 2019, SEAMEO RIHED had an honor to be invited to the 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting, which was head in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Meeting was conducted to review the Action Points of previous SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting, update on programmes and activities in education of the two organisations and propose possible collaborations between ASEAN and SEAMEO Regional Centres.

 

Group photo: The delegates from ASEAN Secretariat, SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO INNOTECH

 

The Meeting started with reviewing the Action Points set by the previous 7th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting. Several points were shared and discussed among delegates, such as the ASEAN-SEAMEO Community Building Meeting, Survey to SEAMEO Centres conducted by ASEAN Secretariat, International seminar/workshop for teachers, ASEAN-SEAMEO Coordination Meeting and ASEAN-SEAMEO Technical Meeting. The Meeting continued exchanging updates on progresses of several education projects conducted under ASEAN and SEAMEO.

 

E. Mr. Kung Ploak, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community and Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, reviewed the Action Points of the 7th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting

 

After sharing ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2016-2020 by ASEAN Secretariat and SEAMEO Strategic Plan (2011-2020) by SEAMEO Secretariat, the meeting gave floor to SEAMEO Centres, SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO INNOTECH, to update their activities, make suggestions, and propose initiatives and potential project collaborations with ASEAN. Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, SEAMEO RIHED’s programme director, reaffirmed the meeting SEAMEO RIHED’s commitment on higher education and development in Southeast Asia. She also reviewed SEAMEO RIHED’s relevant activities to support ASEAN and extend proposals of possible project collaboration with ASEAN in the future.

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, SEAMEO RIHED’s programme director, presented the Centre’s activities and programmes, as well as proposed potential projects with ASEAN.

 

The 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting concludes with strong commitment from ASEAN Secretariat, SEAMEO Secretariat, and SEAMEO Centres maintaining close coordination to maximize resources and complement each other’s future programmes and activities on education development in Southeast Asia.