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ABOUT SEAMEO

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was born on November 30, 1965 to “…promote cooperation among the Southeast Asian nations through education, science and culture in order to further respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are the birthrights of the peoples of the world.” (Charter of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, 1968)

Member Countries

  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    H E Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Hamzah bin Hj Sulaiman

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Cambodia
    H E Dr Hang Chuon Naron

    Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
  • Indonesia
    H E Mr Nadiem Anwar Makarim

    Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology
  • LAOS PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
    H E Assoc Prof Dr Phout Simmalavong

    Minister of Education and Sports
    Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Malaysia
    HE Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Bin Khalid

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Myanmar
    H E Dr Nyunt Phay

    Union Minister for Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Philippines
    H E Dr Leonor Magtolis Briones

    Secretary of Education
    Department of Education
  • Singapore
    H E Mr Chan Chun Sing

    Minister for Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Thailand
    H E Ms Treenuch Thienthong

    Minister of Education
    Ministry of Education
  • Timor-Leste
    H E Dr Armindo Maia

    Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
  • Vietnam
    H E Assoc Prof Dr Nguyen Kim Son

    Minister of Education and Training
    Ministry of Education and Training

Last updated 18 March 2022

Associate Member Countries

  • Australia
    Ms Carrie Kilpin

    Director, International Strategy, International Partnerships Branch, International Division
    Australian Government, Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Canada
    Mrs Jacqueline Solís

    Policy Advisor, Multilateral and Federal-Provincial/Territorial Relations, International Education Division
    Global Affairs Canada
  • Germany
    Mr Joachim Hecker

    Head of Culture Department
    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Thailand
  • Netherlands
    Mr Daniel Tasker

    Acting Manager, International Cooperation and Engagement
    Ministry of Education
  • New Zealand
    Mr Daniel Tasker

    Acting Manager, International Cooperation and Engagement
    Ministry of Education
  • Spain
    Mr David Ferrán

    Counsellor for Education for Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore and The Philippines
    The Embassy of Spain in Australia
  • United Kingdom
    Ms Alexandra McKenzie

    Deputy Head of Mission
    The British Embassy in Thailand

    Ms Karen Pillay

    Head of Prosperity and Development Section
    The British Embassy in Thailand
  • Kingdom of Morocco
    H E Mr Abderrahim Rahhaly

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Thailand

Last updated 18 March 2022

Affiliate Members

  • ASIA-PACIFIC CENTRE OF EDUCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING (APCEIU)
    Dr Hyun Mook Lim

    Director
    Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU)
  • British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)
    Dr Randall Martin

    Executive Director
    British Columbia Council for International Education
  • BRITISH COUNCIL
    Mr Leighton Ernsberger

    Director Education South East Asia
    British Council
  • CHINA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE (CEAIE)
    Mr Wang Yongli

    Secretary-General
    China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE)
  • INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION (ICDE)
    Ms Torunn Gjelsvik

    Secretary-General
    International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
    Dr Masami Isoda

    Director, Centre for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED)
    University of Tsukuba

Last updated 18 March 2022

SEAMEO Centers

SEAMEO has 26 specialist institutions located in Southeast Asian countries that undertake training and research programmes in various fields of education, science, and culture.

 
Seameo Bitrop
SEAMEO CECCEP
SEAMEO CED
SEAMEO CELLL
SEAMEO CHAT
SEAMEO INNOTECH
SEAMEO QITEP in Language
SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics
SEAMEO QITEP in Science
SEAMEO RECFON
SEAMEO RECSAM
SEAMEO RELC
SEAMEO RETRAC
SEAMEO RIHED
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
SEAMEO SEARCA
SEAMEO SEN
SEAMEO SEPS
SEAMEO SPAFA
SEAMEO STEM-ED
SEAMEO TED
SEAMEO TROPMED Network
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
SEAMEO VOCTECH
 

SEAMEO Council

The SEAMEO Council consists of the Ministers of Education or accredited representatives of the Member States of the Organization. They determine the policies and the main lines of work of SEAMEO.

High Officials and Affairs Officers

SEAMEO High Officials convene annually to review existing programs, expenditures, legal aspects and matters concerning SEAMEO as an intergovernmental organization’s administration and activities.

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