SEARCA presents project proposals under SEAMEO College

  • 1 October 2015

Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, presents proposal and update on two SEARCA-led projects under SEAMEO College.

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) has invited SEARCA together with other SEAMEO Centers to present proposals and updates on projects under the SEAMEO College, a regional platform that addresses specific challenges confronting high-level education leaders and practitioners in the region.

Projects under the SEAMEO College are being implemented collaboratively with SEAMEO Regional Centers and the SEAMEO Secretariat as the Executing Agency. Altogether, there are 13 activities identified for implementation under SEAMEO College from July 2015 to June 2016.

Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, presented two of these projects to be led by SEARCA during the SEAMEO College Planning Meeting held at Radisson Blu Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand on 29-30 September 2015.

These projects are the Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development; and the Establishment of the SEAMEO Centers Policy Research Network (CPRN). The former takes off from the SEARCA-initiated project School-based Food and Nutrition Program which aims to improve the nutritional condition and dietary habits of school-aged children by increasing production of locally adapted vegetables through school gardening with the end goal of contributing to the community’s food and nutrition security. On the other hand, the proposed CPRN aims to enhance relevance and sharpen responsiveness of SEAMEO Centers and the Secretariat to the needs of education leaders for policy research to address regional human resource development issues in Southeast Asia.

Others in the SEARCA delegation to the meeting are Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz, Program Head, Knowledge Management Department (KMD) and Ms. Adoracion T. Robles, Unit Head, Management Services, and Executive Coordinator, Office of the Director.

Launched on March 2013, the SEAMEO College conducts a series of forums and research and development activities on innovation in education and human resource development towards the realization of the ASEAN Community.