The SEAMEO Centre Directors Meeting (CDM) 2016 was held on 27-29 July 2016 at the S31 Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand with the participation of more than 90 delegates from 21 Centres/Network, the SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO Affiliate Members, invited partners and observers from Cambodia, Indonesia and Lao PDR.
At the CDM2016, SEAMEO CELLL presented a working paper on its proposal towards a lifelong learning agenda for SEAMEO countries, which is the Centre’s flagship project under technical and financial funding of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (based in Hamburg, Germany).
The collaboration would involve joint conduct of training and other learning events, staff and information exchange, facilities sharing, and expertise consultations related to life skills development in Indonesia and Vietnam. It will be effective until 2019.
The MoU was signed by BIOTROP Director Dr Irdika Mansur and SEAMEO CELLL Director Mr. Le Huy Lam. The signing ceremony was witnessed by SEAMEO Secretariat Director Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto as well as the CDM participants.
The two centres expect to have their first collaborative activity next year on urban agriculture training for teachers of urban community learning centers in Vietnam.