Luistro speaks on global citizenship at SEAMEO meet

SEAMEO INNOTECH || Philippine Star | January 28, 2015

The Governing Board of the Southeast Asian Ministries of Education, Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) met on October 12-15 to discuss the priorities and directions of the Center for next year. The 59th Governing Board Meeting, held at SEAMEO INNOTECH in Quezon City, Philippines, is an annual meeting of senior education officials of the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro spoke on collaboration among the Southeast Asian countries and highlighted the interconnectedness of the nations and people. “If we look only at the problems on our desks today, and not think of the globalizing world where everything we do and every decision another nation makes intimately affects the other, then we cannot say that we are truly a solutions provider,” He reminded the governing board and SEAMEO INNOTECH officials.

SEAMEO INNOTECH is one of the 20 regional centers in Southeast Asia devoted to research and development, training and knowledge management in the area of educational innovations and technology. The Center is tasked to develop solutions and programs that would help improve access to quality education in the region and beyond. SEAMEO INNOTECH is based in the Philippines since 1976.

The annual Governing Board Meeting sets the stage for the 14th International Conference with the theme, A Better Future for Every Learner in Southeast Asia. The Center will be convening its biennial international conference on December 8-9, 2015. Some 150 youth participants are from the 11 countries of Southeast Asia are expected to gather at INNOTECH for the Conference. The Conference brings together the youth leaders in dialogue with education experts to share ideas for Southeast Asia’s education development agenda.

For more information on the upcoming SEAMEO INNOTECH International Conference, visit its official website http://ic.seameo-innotech.org and follow on FB: /ic.innotech , Twitter & IG: @ic_innotech.