SEAMEO CELLL ORGANISES PLANNING MEETING FOR PHASE TWO OF PROJECT TOWARDS A LIFELONG LEARNING AGENDA IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
On 25 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia, SEAMEO CELLL organised a planning meeting to decide on the best approach to organising in-country policy forums on lifelong learning for Southeast Asian countries. This meeting is a preparatory step for phase two of the known project Towards a lifelong learning agenda in Southeast Asian countries, which the centre has been undertaking under the financial and technical support of UIL. One of the key outcomes of phase one of the project is a compendium documenting the good policies and practices in lifelong learning from 11 SEAMEO countries, and the policy forums, which belong to phase two, aim to engage key lifelong learning actors both within and outside education in multi-sectoral dialogues on the promotion of lifelong learning in each country, based on findings from the compendium.
Attending the meeting were leaders and representatives of major stakeholders (like UIL and DVV Iternational), SEAMEO Secretariat, and SEAMEO units. The meeting concluded that all 11 Southeast Asian countries would be encouraged to hold policy forums and prepare their action plans for upholding, and upscaling lifelong learning. This series of policy forums is expected to span a period of four months, ending in early December this year. SEAMEO CELLL is responsible for monitoring all these events.