NEQMAP’s 3rd Annual Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand


UNESCO Bangkok invited SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) to attend NEQMAP’s (Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia Pacific) 3rd Steering Group and Annual Meeting. SEAQIS was represented by Dr. Indarjani, Deputy Director for Programme and Ms. Amallia Yuliana, Partnership and Marketing officer. The annual meeting was convened from 10 – 11 December 2015 at Novotel Ploenchit Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand and attended by representatives from Ministry of Education in Asia – Pacific Nations and some organizations registered as member of UNESCO Bangkok. It was the first time for SEAQIS to attend this annual meeting.

This meeting became a forum for discussing current and future NEQMAP activities and network matters, and also sharing members’ activities. At this time the delegations discussed the trend of using Large Scale Assessments (LSAs) which provides outcome data for decision-making and planning at all levels of the education system. As SEAQIS, together with other SEAMEO centers, conducting a multi-year regional program called SEA Digital Class that conducted in 10 member Asian countries, this meeting has given an insight how the LSA can also be applied in this circumstance.  In this regards, NEQMAP was ready to give assistance whether as technical assistances or resources person for capacity building workshop.

In addition, the meeting also hosted the launching of a new OECD-World Bank publication, “A Review of International Large-Scale Assessment in Education: Assessing Component Skills and Collecting Contextual Data”, which is aimed at informing the development and implementation of PISA for Development (PISA-D). For the first round the workshop on PISA-D will be conducted in Cambodia on February 2016.



Dr Indarjani explained the 21th Century Skills