SEAMEO is committed to promote continuity of learning by providing free online learning resources, capacity building for teachers and education personnel, organising thematic webinars, providing remote training, conducting relevant policy researches affecting education in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

Bangkok, Thailand
International or regional organization
Established : 1965
Education and COVID-19 Response

Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Supporting and empowering educators

Teachers are at the heart of learning. SEAMEO and its 26 specialised units will provide capacity building for teachers and human resource development for education personnel, technical assistance and consultancy services on remote and e-learning platforms, free forum or policy dialogue and webinars, policy research and development services in education, publication and information dissemination services as well as networking and strategic partnership to help the unreached and needy children.

Regional Focus

Asia and the Pacific

Countries of Interest

Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar

Member Video

SEAMEO is a chartered intergovernmental organization established to promote cooperation in education, culture and science in Southeast Asia. It has 26 Regional Centres and Networks as well as the Secretariat based in Bangkok, Thailand.

SEAMEO's commitment is to promote continuity of learning using SEAMEO's platform, mechanisms and innovation. SEAMEO has the capacity to do massive open and online courses for free for teachers, share its online teaching and learning resources, use time-tested model of innovation in reaching the unreached population in the region, as well as contribute to research and innovation. The 26 SEAMEO Centres and Networks in Southeast Asia have training facilities and innovative technology for teaching and learning in education, culture and science. SEAMEO Webinars, High Level Ministerial Forum, Lectures Series and SEAMEO LMS will be available to support remote training at this time of pandemic.

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities

Universal Connectivity

Provide free or discounted connectivity for learners and teachers

Digital Learning Content

Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content

Capacity Development

Capacity development to support distance learning
Capacity development to manage the reopening and return to education
Capacity development to strengthen system resilience and response to future shocks
Capacity development to support and provide training to teaching staff

Primary Contact

Ms. Piyapa Su-angavatin

Manager, Knowledge Management Office

Senior Contact

Ms. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela