SEAMEO TED’s 1st Governing Board Meeting in Siem Reap, the Kingdom of Cambodia

H.E Im Koch, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education Youths and Sport of Cambodia delivered his welcome remarks at SEAMEO TED’s 1st GBM

Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat (Second) delivering their opening remarks at SEAMEO TED’s 1st GBM

Governing Board Members from 10 SEAMEO Countries attending SEAMEO TED’s 1st GB Meeting

SEAMEO TED hosted the 1st SEAMEO TED Governing Board Meeting, presided by Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat and His Excellency Dr. Im Koch, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia, held on 25 October 2018 at Angkor Paradise Hotel in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. The Meeting attended by GB members from eight countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.The main aim of 1st SEAMEO TED Governing Board Meeting is (1) to make a consensus among the Governing Board Members from 11 SEAMEO countries, (2) to adopt SEAMEO TED to be officially in Southeast Asia, (3) to approve a position from interim SEAMEO TED’s director to become a director, and (4) to share ideas and comments on the working papers. As the result from the 1st GBM, at least 9 working papers of SEAMEO TED were presented and endorsed by the GB member from 8 countries. Those working paper are, 1) Propose SEAMEO TED’s Logo and Seal (Stamp),2) Propose SEAMEO TED’s Enabling Instrument, Organization and Structure, 3) Propose SEAMEO TED’s Staff Development Program,4) Propose SEAMEO TED’s First Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP 2019-2024, 5) Propose Three-Years Operational Budget Plan for FY 2018/2019, FY 2019/2020 and FY 2020/2021, 6) Propose SEAMEO TED Program Fiscal Year 2018/2019, and 7) Progress Report:

Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Deputy Director for Programme and Development, SEAMEO Secretariat gave her Opening remarks as a good message acknowledging SEAMEO TED’s achievements in its initial year.

His Excellency Dr. Im Koch, Secretary of State, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia delivered his opening remarks by welcoming all of invited guests and all GBMsand highgtlighted the history of the establishment of SEAMEO TED since 2017 and its achievements, the importance of ICT for this generation and focus on technical education and the uncertainty in predicting the future as it will change very fast but we can learn from the challenge of expectation, dramatically chaning digitalization 4.0.

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