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HOST ORGANISATIONS

SEAMEO is a regional intergovernmental organisation established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in the region.

The SEAMEO Member Countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.  It embodies 8 Associate Member Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom; and six Affiliate Members, namely the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), the University of Tsukuba (Japan), British Council, and China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), UNESCO Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (UNESCO APCEIU), and British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE).

Over the past five decades, SEAMEO has developed 26 specialist institutions throughout Southeast Asia which provide regional leadership in human resource development and diverse expertise that they offer in education, science, and culture.


CO-ORGANISERS

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945 with the mandate that ‘since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of people that the defences of peace must be constructed’. UNESCO works to spread a culture of peace, alleviate poverty, propagate sustainable development, and foster worldwide dialogue through education, science, culture and communication. These actions are framed by a human-rights based approach, striving for inclusiveness and mutual respect.

UNESCO Bangkok as the Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific provides technical expertise and assistance while serving advisory, knowledge-production, and sharing, monitoring and evaluation functions to assist Member States, policy-makers and civil society, engaging young people and the general public to build more just, peaceful and equitable societies.

SEAMEO STEM-ED was established in 2019 to develop and continuously strengthen capacities and advocate evidence-based policy research as well as provide policy recommendations in STEM education within Southeast Asian countries. The Centre fulfills this mission through capacity building of and partnerships with policymakers, professionals, practitioners, and private sector and serving as a regional knowledge repository and creator of highly quality research in STEM education in a way that builds evidences of good practices, demonstrates pragmatic solutions, and guides effective policy formulation.



SEAMEO Regional Centre for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Sustainability (SEAMEO SEPS), Thailand

Recently established and hosted by the Ministry of Education of Thailand, SEAMEO SEPS was established to cater to the regional needs of promoting the philosophy, principles and values of the Sufficiency Economy as an instrument for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) among Southeast Asian countries. The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) is a fundamental principle developed by His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the 1970s, based on the foundational traits of moderation, reasonableness and prudence adding knowledge and virtue as guidelines for living.


GOLD PARTNERS

Nisai Group are a quality assured provider of education supporting learners from school age through to adulthood. As a Cambridge International school, Nisai are here to support, nurture and develop individuals, to create impact and to provide positive pathways to their chosen destination. Nisai are approved to deliver academic as well as technical and vocational qualifications.

Wiley empowers researchers, learners, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world.

For over 200 years we have been helping people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. We develop digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. By partnering with learned societies, we support researchers to communicate discoveries that make a difference. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, books, and other digital content build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.


SILVER PARTNERS

The “Chevron Enjoy Science” is a seven-year $35 million public-private partnership program by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd. aimed at strengthening Thailand’s competitiveness and innovation by improving STEM education implemented by SEAMEO STEM-ED. The project strives to create enduring educational networks and sustaining the project’s impact, advocate evidence-based educational reform and collaborate with regional governments, strengthening regional STEM education.

The Equitable Education Fund (EEF), Thailand was established under the Equitable Education Act 2018.The objective of the Act is to provide financial support for children and youth who are in greatest need, reduce educational inequality by forming partnership with different groups and conducting systematic research to support and develop teachers’ effectiveness.

BRONZE PARTNERS

Festo Didactic is the world-leading provider of equipment and solutions for technical education as well as all training and consulting. The product and service portfolio offer customers holistic education solutions for all areas of technology in factory and process automation, such as pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical engineering, production technology, mechanics, Mechatronics, Industry 4.0, simulation, digitalisation, CNC, HVAC, radar and telecommunications.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Akadasia is a Singapore based mission driven EdTech business which aims to Empower Educators Everywhere. By subscribing to FREEJOO & FREEJOO Studio, educators get access to:

  1. Several Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses enabling them up-skill & re-skill themselves with new pedagogical & technical skills needed to teach the Gen-Z learner &
  2. Digital tools needed to design engaging lessons for their learners – quickly, easily & most importantly, in the language of their choice.

Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is a Category 2 Centre established in 2000 by the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and UNESCO to promote and develop Education for International Understanding, currently regarded as Global Citizenship Education (GCED). APCEIU plays a pivotal role in promoting GCED reflected in both the UNESCO Education 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

BCCIE is a provincial Crown corporation that supports the internationalization efforts of BC's public and independent K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities and language schools. It promotes international education in and for BC, to enhance BC’s international reputation for quality education, and to support the international education activities of the provincial government.

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fÜr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work in a variety of fields and support our cooperation partners in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals. The German Regional Cooperation Programme for the development of TVET in ASEAN (RECOTVET) has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by GIZ from July 2020 to June 2023 as its third phase.

The Global Education Monitoring Report is an editorially independent report, hosted and published by UNESCO, established in 2002. Since 2015, it has the mandate from 160 governments to monitor and report on: (1) progress on education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with particular reference to the SDG 4 monitoring framework and (2) the implementation of national and international strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments.

Focusing on SDG 4, UNESCO-ICHEI utilizes the potentials of ICT to support UNESCO member states in Asian and African regions to enhance the quality of higher education and promote the educational equity with inclusiveness by incorporating Shenzhen’s advanced technological sector and China’s rich experience in the massification of higher education.

Kenan Foundation Asia works with the Thai education system to inspire students, develop skilled teachers, and grow strong school leaders. Our goal is to ensure every kid receives a 21st century education and is prepared for the careers of tomorrow. To create lasting change, Kenan does not only offer educational programming to inspire students, but also to build skilled teachers and grow strong principals.

Since its inception in 1972 by the government of Republic of Korea, the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) has been conducting extensive scientific studies on education with a view to bringing innovation and reform to the Korean education system. In pursuit of translating evidence-based research into evidence-informed policy, KEDI lends support, expertise and guidance to relevant stakeholders to ensure they offer and/or receive good-quality education in the domains of primary, secondary and higher education.

KICE is a government-funded research institute that was established for the purpose of quality education and improvements of school education in Korea. Since its establishment in 1998, KICE has stood at the forefront of developing the Korean education with national curriculum, textbook authorization,national assessment of educational achievement, college scholastic ability test and support for improving students’ basic educational achievement.

As an autonomous agency under the direction of the Thai Ministry of Education, IPST is responsible for the development and improvement of science, mathematics and technology curriculum and instructional resources at the basic education level, aiming at enhancing student’s learning and improving quality of teaching in Thailand to be on a par with international standards.

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open university (STOU) was officially established by Royal Charter on 5 September 1978 as Thailand’s eleventh state university. STOU was the first university in Southeast Asia to apply the distance learning system. This system expanded the role of higher education in Thailand by engaging learners who previously had no opportunity to further their education. STOU has developed a self-learning material based on an open environment, a virtual learning environment and a blended learning environment for non-degree teaching and learning program as well.

Founded in 1973 as a comprehensive university covering diverse fields, the University of Tsukuba’s roots extend back to 1872 as modern Japan’s first institution of higher education. We are a leading research-intensive university that was founded on the principles of “being open to the global society” and “pursuing trans-disciplinary research and education” and are the anchor institution of Japan’s premier science city.