From 15 to 18 October 2019, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in collaboration with SEAMEO Regional Training Centre (SEAMEO RETRAC) organised the workshop “Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Communities in the Southeast Asia” for 30 local government officials from SEAMEO member countries working in the areas of Global Citizenship Education, sustainable development, community development and other related areas.
The Workshop took place at SEAMEO RETRAC Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, and aimed to equip the participants with knowledge and skills on global citizenship, and explore areas for potential cooperation in and beyond the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Khau Huu Phuoc, SEAMEO CELLL Manager of Research and Training, participated in the workshop and shared opinions by bridging lifelong learning and global citizenship education (GCED), revealing the interconnection while emphasising the ultimate aim of GCED as education for a world of harmony: harmony in living with each other, thus avoiding conflicts, and harmony with nature by reserving the environment – all done for a world of sustainability.
The workshop ended with the participants’ initial action plan to ponder on more in depth when they return to their workplaces. SEAMEO CELLL integrates in the action plan its proposed project on building learning societies for 11 SEAMEO member countries.