List of events
In partnership with the SEAMEO Council - The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation, ERF will deliver a high-level meeting in Bangkok. This consultative meeting will help draw upon the expertise of the invited experts to enrich the regional evidence to policy makers with regards to implementing and embedding balanced and inclusive curriculum from the perspective of UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, in educational institutions of Southeast Asia.
The Consultation Meeting carries a two-pronged objectives: 1) To make recommendations on young people’s development through balanced and inclusive education (Priority 2) in the context of the ever-increasing complexity of the Southeast Asian economic, socio-cultural, and political environment, developing teacher imbued with ASEAN ideals in building ASEAN community (Priority 7); and 2) To make proposals for principles, policies and practice for the delivery and uptake of balanced and inclusive education based on intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality (ERF’s four pillars of balanced and inclusive education).
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) is a regional intergovernmental organisation established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in the region. As an organisation that has continued to nurture human capacities and explored the peoples’ fullest potential, the SEAMEO maintains its work and aspirations for development with peoples of the region to make lives better in quality and equity in education, preventive health education, culture and tradition, information and communication technology, languages, poverty alleviation and agriculture and natural resources. The organisation's highest policy-making body is the SEAMEO Council, which comprises the 11 Southeast Asian education ministers. The SEAMEO Secretariat is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about SEAMEO.
In collaboration with the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), ERF will host a 1.5 days meeting under the auspices of the NAS in Lagos. This meeting will help draw upon the expertise of the invited experts from the African continent to enrich the regional evidence to policy makers with regards to implementing and embedding balanced and inclusive curriculum in educational institutions in the African setting.
Following the three meetings in Africa, Asia and Latin America a high-level consultative meeting will be hosted by ERF in Geneva, in November this year, to 1) obtain the view of the ‘Global North’ on Balanced and Inclusive Education and 2) as a ‘wrap-up’ meeting collate the recommendations of the Global North and the Global South. As a concluding meeting of the series of ERF consultative meetings in 2017, participants from the previous three regional meetings and those representing European institutions will be invited to strengthen north-south collaborations in the pursuit of balanced and inclusive education. The findings of this meeting will be made available as resources to participating organisations to foster greater international cooperation opportunities for academic research and policy uptake.