7TH SEAMEO CPRN SUMMIT 2024
Embracing Inclusivity in Education, Science and Culture Towards a Future-Ready Southeast Asia
About the Event
TVET REGIONAL CENTRE SEAMEO VOCTECH IS DELIGHTED TO EXTEND THEIR WARMEST INVITATION TO THE 7TH SEAMEO CPRN SUMMIT 2024, TO BE HELD IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM FROM 23RD TO 25TH APRIL 2024.
As Southeast Asia continues to develop and progress, it is crucial to ensure that everyone has access to quality education, science, and culture, regardless of their background, gender, ethnicity, or any other factors. The SEAMEO Centres Policy Research Network (CPRN) Summit aims to bring together researchers, scientists, experts, practitioners, managers and leaders from the 26 SEAMEO Units, relevant Ministries, and partners from Southeast Asia and beyond to discuss and share ideas on how to embrace inclusivity in education, science, and culture to prepare the region for a future-ready world.
The summit theme for this year is the same as last year considering that it requires many efforts to address inclusivity in education, science and culture. As CPRN has its focus on policy research, we expect that the presentations and discussions will be based on research findings, especially those that have policy implications. In the education sector, the presentations and discussions will revolve around research findings on how to promote inclusive education that accommodates the diverse learning needs of students, including those with disabilities or from underprivileged backgrounds, both academic and technical and vocational education. The science sector discussions will explore how to ensure that scientific research is inclusive and representative of diverse populations, as well as how to promote science education that is accessible to everyone. In the cultural sector, discussions will center on how to preserve and promote diverse cultural traditions in the digital age, as well as how to ensure that cultural institutions and events are inclusive and welcoming to all.
The summit will provide a platform for keynote speeches, panel discussions, and poster presentations. The keynote speakers will set the tone for the summit by sharing their experiences and insights on promoting inclusivity in education, science, and culture. The panel discussions will provide an opportunity for academics, researchers, and practitioners from SEAMEO Units, relevant Ministry representatives, and partners to engage in dialogue and share their experiences on promoting inclusivity in their respective fields. The poster presentations will showcase research that promotes inclusivity in education, science, and culture.
Finally, the summit will provide networking opportunities for participants to connect with colleagues who share similar interests and learn from each other. The social events such as welcome reception, coffee breaks, poster presentations and a gala dinner will provide an informal setting for participants to engage in conversations and build networks.
Interested participants can kindly register using the link above by 20 February 2024.
THEME: ‘Embracing Inclusivity in Education, Science and Culture Towards a Future-Ready Southeast Asia’
- EDUCATION - EQUITABLE ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL
This sub-theme focuses on promoting diversity and addressing disparities in education within Southeast Asia. It explores strategies to ensure that every individual, regardless of socio-economic background, ethnicity, gender, or disability, has access to quality education. Topics may include but not limited to, inclusive education policies, scholarships for marginalized students, and innovative teaching methodologies that cater to diverse learners.
- SCIENCE - INCLUSIVE SCIENCE FOR REGIONAL ADVANCEMENT
This sub-theme focuses on promoting diversity in STEM education through innovative teaching methods and technology integration that can empower underrepresented communities in STEM. It also highlights diversity in STEM careers through inclusive and equitable career pathways in Science. It may cover issues like, but not limited to gender bias, workplace culture, mentorship, and initiatives to encourage more women to pursue careers in science. This sub-theme could focus on making science education and learning opportunities more accessible to individuals with disabilities. It may explore adaptive technologies, inclusive teaching methods, and strategies to remove barriers in science.
- CULTURE - PRESERVING AND PROMOTING CULTURAL HERITAGE
This sub-theme explores ways to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Southeast Asia. It explores ways to counter stereotypes and promote positive narratives that embrace inclusivity and delves into initiatives that safeguard traditional practices, languages, arts, and rituals of indigenous communities.
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- The sending organisation will cover the expenses for airfare, accommodation, and per diem for their own delegates. Local transportation and meals will be provided for all the participants.
- For members of the public from universities and partners, we welcome the participation at a fee of USD 130.00 per person.
- Students are also welcome to attend at a fee of USD 75.00 per person. The summit fees are inclusive of the lunches, refreshments, and tour.
YOU MAY ALSO VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION OF THE CPRN 2024 SUMMIT:
For ongoing event details and updates, kindly visit the official summit website:
Information by the 7th SEAMEO CPRN Summit 2024 Secretariat