Southeast asian ministers of education organisation
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is an international organization established in 1965 by governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia.
As an organization 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 organization'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.
SEAMEO Member Countries
SEAMEO Affiliate Members
SEAMEO Partner Country
SEAMEO has 20 specialist institutions that undertake training and research programs in various fields of education, science, and culture. Each Regional Centre has a Governing Board
education officials from each SEAMEO Member Country. The Governing Board reviews the Centres’ operations and budget and sets their policies and programmes.
11 Centres for Education and Education Development
Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) (established since 1970)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Language (established since 2009)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Science (established since 2009)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Mathematics (established since 2009)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM) (established since 1967)
SEAMEO Regional Language Center (SEAMEO RELC) (established since 1968)
SEAMEO Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC) (established since 1996)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) (established since 1993)
SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Center (SEAMEO SEAMOLEC) (established since 1997)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO VOCTECH) (established since 1990)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Special Education (SEAMEO SEN) (established since 2009)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) (established since 2013)
7 Centres for Sciences
SEAMEO Regional Center for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO BIOTROP)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Food and Nutrition (SEAMEO RECFON)
SEAMEO Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA)
SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Center for Tropical Medicine
SEAMEO Tropical Medicine and Public Health NetworK
SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Center for Micro biology, Parasitology and Entomology
SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Center for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health