The international community has never felt so fragile than today, with several waves of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading faster than ever before. Still many countries are in lockdown and decided to close border on the second year of the pandemic. This is a critical moment for us to take stock of the changing course and the transformation happening in many educational institutions in Southeast Asia.

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) joins the international community in the celebration of the International Day of Education on 24 January 2022 with the theme. “Changing Course, Transforming Education”.  

As the COVID-19 is far from stopping or closing and ending, the SEAMEO Secretariat will organize a special webinar to discuss the changing course, the educational transformation brought by COVID- 19 pandemic, especially in the implementation of internationalization programmes, internship programmes and academic mobility.

The webinar aims to shed light on how education has been transformed by the pandemic. Moreover, education leaders can share how students may be empowered to gain social mobility, and good jobs and how students can very well contribute their skills and talents in the region, for regionwide stability and economic development in the new normal.  



SEAMEO Secretariat will provide a platform for School Network, SEA TVET and SEA-Teacher Networks on Monday 24 January 2022 at 09:30-11:30 hrs (GMT+7/Bangkok Time) to:

  • support the realization of Sustainable Development Goals 4, aiming to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  • showcase education transformation during the pandemic from SEAMEO Schools’ Network, TVET and Teacher Education Network; and
  • share the teachers’ voices on the future of their profession, from integrating technology in their practice to orienting teaching and learning around new skills and mindsets for people and planet and promoting lifelong learning for all



Date: Monday 24 January 2022
Time: 09:30-11:30 hrs (GMT+7/BKK Time)
Platform (Public): Live by the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube Channel
Platform (Internal): WebEx
Link to join YouTube live session



The event is available for free on the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube Channel, and we would like to invite:

  • Presidents, Directors, Principals
  • Teachers/Lecturers from schools, TVET institutions, and universities
  • Educators, Researchers and Practitioners
  • Students: TVET and University Students, Pre-Service Teacher Students  

The e-Certificate of Participation will be provided to the participants who fill-up the “Certificate Validation Form” of which details will appear at the end of the event



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  • Speakers should produce a pre-recorded video clip in MP4 format for a maximum of 10  minutes.
  • Speakers can include other relevant video presentations/multimedia resources in his/her video presentation, but this should be included in the presentation duration of 10 minutes.
  • Speakers can use the institutional virtual background and his/her powerpoint template in the video clip.   
  • The video clips must be in the English language.  (Optional: including sub-title in English would be helpful for teachers to have better understanding) 
  • Avoid licensed/copy right music background and effects in the video clip. 
  • The video clip can be submitted to the SEAMEO Secretariat (Email: by Saturday 22 January 2022.




Activities Schedule
1. Finalization of concept note, programme, and invitation to speakers Mon 17 January 2022
2. Speakers confirm, tentative topic of presentation, and biodata Wed 19 January 2022
3. Technical Dry-Run with speakers/moderators Fri 21 January 2022
(14:00-15:00 hrs BKK time)
4. Speakers submit the video clip of 10 minutes Sat 22 January 2022
5. Live Session Mon 24 January 2022


For Inquiries
  • Ms Pitchayawadi Arreenich
    Knowledge Management Officer 
    SEAMEO Secretariat