On July 25 and 26, 2023, Dr. Le Thi My Ha – Director of SEAMEO CELLL and the delegation attended the SEAMEO Center Directors Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand.
On July 25th, the SEAMEO Secretariat – The meeting organizers joined with the SEAMEO Center Directors and experts to review and make suggestions for contributions to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). ) of the Centers, and at the same time exchange and contribute ideas for a number of other professional documents. In the afternoon of the same day, the SEAMEO Secretariat officially opened the meeting. The main content of the meeting was the programs/projects proposed by the SEAMEO Centers for implementation in the coming time. The SEAMEO CELLL Center reported on the proposal of the Project “The current state of building a learning society and proposed a framework for building a learning society in Southeast Asia”, which was later recognized and supported by the SEAMEO Centers. as well as the SEAMEO Secretariat. At the end of the day, the meeting participants were invited to attend a welcome dinner party arranged by the Organizing Committee.
During the morning session, three sets of documents were presented, including (1) the SEAMEO Joint Research Guidelines Outline, (2) Principles of Cooperation between SEAMEO Centers, and (3) Course Development Guidelines. SEAMEO was launched by the SEAMEO Secretariat; The participants in the meeting were divided into 3 groups, and discussed the 3 sets of documents independently so that they could give as many opinions as possible in the most objective way. After that, experts from the SEAMEO Secretariat on behalf of SEAMEO summed up the notes, contributed to each set of documents and continued with the meeting participants to discuss the practicality and usefulness of these documents to the public. with SEAMEO organizations.
In the afternoon of the same day, the SEAMEO Secretariat officially opened the meeting with the opening content of a video welcome speech from Ms. Sara Z Deterte – Vice President and Secretary of the Department of Education of the Philippines, and also the Chairman. Chairman of the SEAMEO Council.
Next, Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim, Director of the SEAMEO Secretariat gave the opening speech, welcoming all delegates to the SEAMEO Center Director Meeting. Next, the SEAMEO Secretariat presides over the presentation and approval of the Meeting Agenda before each participant introduces himself or herself. The SEAMEO Secretariat continued to present important documents, notably the Report on the Resolutions of the 52nd SEAMEO Council Meeting and the 6th Education Ministerial Strategic Dialogue, Summary of Agreements. approval of the 2022 SEAMEO Center Director Meeting and follow-up actions, SEAMEO Education Development Fund (SEDF) Allocation to SEAMEO Centers/Networks for fiscal year 2023/2024 and Forecast for fiscal year 2024/2025, Southeast Asia Primary Learning Index (SEA-PLM) Update 2024, SEAMEO Centers Performance Survey, and China’s General Guidelines for Policy Research Networks SEAMEO Center (CPRN). The main content of the meeting was the programs/projects proposed by the SEAMEO Centers for implementation in the near future, presented in turn by the Directors/experts representing the Centers. Some typical projects include International Cooperation between SEAMEO RECSAM and Digital Training Institute, Institute of Information Industry (III), Progress Report: SEAMOLEC Initiatives on Regional Digital Transformation in vocational education, the SEAMEO SEARCA Data Privacy Compliance Proposal, and the Inter-Centre Collaborative (ICC) Project Report on the readiness of vocational education institutions for the 4.0 Revolution in Vietnam. Southeast Asia. The SEAMEO CELLL Center has proposed the project “The current situation of building a learning society and proposed a framework for building a learning society in Southeast Asia”. The proposal was noted and supported by the SEAMEO Centers as well as the SEAMEO Secretariat.
On the second day of the meeting (July 26), representatives of SEAMEO Centers continued to report on proposed projects to be implemented in the near future. Next was a self-introduction session of affiliated organizations and SEAMEO partners, typically Nisai Group – Innovative Education Quality Assurance Organization, China Association of International Education (CEAIE), Council of Education British Columbia International Education (BCCIE), University of Tsukuba, etc. In the afternoon of the same day, representatives of the SEAMEO Center and associated member organizations and partners had a lively and effective exchange of information and proposals for cooperation. At the end of the meeting, the SEAMEO Secretariat launched a new website of the Organization with a more beautiful and user-friendly interface than before. Finally, the SEAMEO Secretariat and all meeting participants watched the Closing Video of the Center Director Meeting (CDM 2023), before Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim, Director of the SEAMEO Secretariat gave a closing speech. meeting opening.
The meeting went well with the active and lively participation of member SEAMEO Centers, as well as partner and affiliated organizations. The SEAMEO Secretariat also did a great job as the Organizing Committee, helping the meeting between SEAMEO Organization Directors go smoothly and excitingly, creating conditions to tighten solidarity and cooperation between the SEAMEO Centers.