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SEAMEO CONGRESS: Southeast Asia in Transition - Re-thinking Education, Science and Culture for Regional Integration

SEAMEO CONGRESS: Southeast Asia in Transition - Re-thinking Education, Science and Culture for Regional Integration
21-23 October 2014
Bangkok, Thailand


Dato' Dr. Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin giving her speech

ISTIC was represented at the above Congress by Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin who presented a paper on “ISTIC Initiatives in Enhancing Science Education through North-South and South-South Cooperation”. The Congress was aimed at bringing together national governments, industries, education institutions, regional organisations and international, private organisations and NGOs academic towards addressing issues of regional growth and integration.   The Congress which was jointly organised by the SEAMEO Secretariat, the British Council and the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science Education (IPST) was attended by more than 300 delegates. Thirty four speakers each with their expertise and experiences, mainly international gave presentations during key note addresses, panel, concurrent and parallel sessions. These sessions were complemented by a poster exhibition.  A special Ministerial Session in which three ministers and two deputy ministers of SEAMEO countries addressed key issues confronting the region was the highlight of the Congress.  The Congress concluded with a synthesis session in which all inputs, key discussions and recommendations made during the two-day conference were listed into a general recommendation on how the region could reshape education and human resources development in response to the region’s goal of development and integration.