The SEAMEO Secretariat and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) in cooperation with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education are pleased to announce the 2018 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award, with the theme of “Applying Local Wisdom for Environmental Conservation”.
The objectives of this year’s award scheme are:
1) To raise awareness of local wisdom applied for environmental conservation and sustainable development in schools and communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.
2) To promote and share initiatives and good practices that support sustainable development through the integration of local wisdom into the teaching and learning practices and school programmes that protects local environment and develops local community.
3) To encourage schools to develop and improve current ESD activities and programmes.
We would like to invite all public and private schools as well as vocational and technical schools (certificate level) in 11 SEAMEO Member countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam to submit the information about their respective school’s activities/programmes relating to the theme. Details of the award and guidelines for submission of entries are available in the SEAMEO website: www.seameo.org. The last day for submission of entries is on 3 September 2018.
In this regard, we would like to kindly request the support of your Centre to disseminate and promote the announcement of this 2018 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award as herewith attached to schools in Southeast Asian countries under your network.
In addition, it would be highly appreciated if the web banner of the award could be posted on the Centre’s website and social media such as facebook, twitter or others. The web banner can be linked to the following URL: http://www.seameo.org/SEAMEOWeb2/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=103&Itemid=558
For more information of the SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award, please contact Ms Piyapa Su-angavatin, SEAMEO Secretariat, through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or by telephone number: +66 (0) 2391 0144.
Bangkok Summer Course Scholarship of “International Experience” will be held in Bangkok, Thailand (Silapakorn University) from 31 July to 11 August 2018.
Registration is currently open to Bachelor Degree students of all years and majors with nationalities of ASEAN Member Countries, exclusive of Thailand. The scholarship will cover flight itinerary, 2-week accommodation, and courses & workshops in international experience and cultural trips. The deadline for confirmation is on 18 June 2018, with availability limited to 20 seats.
For further information, please read the attached file.
Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 485 projects and programmes undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have been recognized. Through these prestigious Prizes, UNESCO seeks to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.
In this context, you will find attached the call to nominate candidates for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, inviting you to submit nominations for this year (see attached documents).
Every year, the prizes are organized around a specific theme. This year’s focus is on: ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.
The nomination process will take place via an online platform. An applicant can access the online application form by requesting the creation of a user account through this link:www.unesco.org/ilp/account. The deadline for nominations is Sunday 17 June 2018.
You will also find relevant information on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes website: http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes
Any enquiries with regard to the application and nomination process should be addressed to the Secretariat of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, located within the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development of the UNESCO Education Sector (phone: +33 1 45 68 08 59; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Humanitarian Affairs and the Ministry of Education of Thailand will co-organise the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 2018 from 1 to 7 August 2018 at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand.
The University Scholars Leadership Symposium is a week-long leadership development training programme. The Symposium will bring together 1,000 of the world’s most promising leaders to one stimulating platform in the heart of Asia. The programme has been designed for young persons who are committed to making this world a much better place for the human race.
For more information of the symposium, kindly visit the event’s website at www.universityscholars.org.uk or you may contact Ms Pia Conradsen at +66-92-929-3345 or email email@example.com.
DVV International Country Office Cambodia and the Department for Non-Formal Education (DNFE) of the Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports are looking for a short-term expert, who supports the Department in developing Vocational Skills Teacher Text Book for CLCs and providing training on Curriculum Development to DNFE Staff.
The consultant is expected to have the following skills:
Period: 3 months between August and December 2018
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2018
For further information, please download the ToR attached.
The Guizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asia 2018 is open for application from now until 30 June 2018.
The Guizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asia is a scholarship programme funded by Guizhou Government and managed by Guizhou Provincial Department of Education (GPDE) for 1,554 Southeast Asian students to pursue certificates and degrees in 23 tertiary level institutions in Guizhou Province, P R China commencing from Academic Year 2018 in various levels and types of education: doctoral, master, bachelor, vocational education, and continuing education. Attached is the Information Brochure of the aforementioned scholarship for your reference.
More information can be retrieved from website
Should there be any inquiries on this matter, please contact SEAMEO Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNESCO Kabul calls for application for the position of Curriculum Specialist (Adult Learning & Education)
Duration of contract: 9 Months with possible extension
Level of Salary: P4/P5 Level
Start date: April 2018
Duty station: UNESCO Office in Kabul and Ministry of Education, Department of Literacy, Kabul, Afghanistan with possible field visits
Living arrangements: The consultant will stay at UN approved accommodations, an allowance to cover the full cost of housing will be provided.
For further information, please see the attachment below.
The call for nominations for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education was launched on 8 March, International Women’s Day.
Established in 2015 and funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize honours outstanding and innovative practices advancing girls’ and women’s education. It consists of two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field. This Prize honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations in advancing girls’ and women’s education. The first edition of the Prize was awarded in 2016 to two laureates from Indonesia and Zimbabwe, and the 2017 laureates were from Thailand and Peru.
The deadline for submission of nominations is 11 May 2018 and the online platform is available both in English and French. A copy of the Explanatory note on the nomination process is attached for your information.
Sun Yat-Sen University "2018 Belt and Road Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for International Students"
Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) in the People’s Republic of China would like to offer undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students from the Belt and Road countries (including SEAMEO Member Countries) in the academic year 2018. The SYSU “2018 Belt and Road Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for International Students” is open for application until 30 April 2018.
SYSU, founded by Dr Sun Yat-Sen in 1924, is a prominent research, academic and cultural institutes for talent development in South China. It is operated under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province. SYSU has become a modern comprehensive multi-disciplinary university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. To improve its educational influence and to attract more students from all over the world, SYSU has setup the “Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students”, in support of outstanding students’ pursuit of bachelor's degrees at SYSU. In 2017, there were approximately 230 students received the scholarships through this programme.
Kindly noted that, once the student applies, the applicants will not be eligible to apply for other concurrent scholarship programmes provided by provincial governments in the People’s Republic of China via SEAMEO Secretariat, for example, Jasmine Jiangsu Tertiary Education Scholarship for Southeast Asia, Guizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asia.