The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in the region.
As an organization that has continued to nurture human capacities and explored the peoples’ fullest potential, the SEAMEO maintains its work and aspirations for development with peoples of the region to make lives better in quality and equity in education, preventive health education, culture and tradition, information and communication technology, languages, poverty alleviation and agriculture and natural resources.
The organisation's highest policy-making body is the SEAMEO Council, which comprises the 11 Southeast Asian education ministers. The SEAMEO Secretariat is located in Bangkok, Thailand.
The leading organization for enhancing regional understanding and cooperation in education, science and culture for a better quality of life in Southeast Asia
To enhance regional understanding, cooperation and unity of purpose among Member Countries for a better quality of life through the establishment of networks and partnerships, the provision of fora among policy makers and experts, and the promotion of sustainable human resource development
SEAMEO 7 PRIORITIES
1. Early Childhood Care and Education
2. Addressing Barriers to Inclusion
3. Ensuring Resiliency in the Face of Emergencies
4. Promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training
5. Revitalising Teacher Education
6. Promoting Harmonisation in Higher Education and Research
7. Adopting a 21st Century Curriculum
"Leading through Learning"