The 12th Governing Board Meeting and SEAQIS Consultative Meeting 2021

SEAQIS have successfully convened the 12th Governing Board (GB) Meeting followed by Consultative Meeting from 15 to 17 September 2021. The meeting was conducted in online and offline modes. The offline mode was conducted in Grand Sunshine Resort and Convention, Bandung, West Java.

Mr Anang Risnanto, the acting Head of Bureau of Cooperation and Public Relations, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, opened the meeting officially. In his remarks, he stated that GB Meeting is an important moment for the Centre to report and shape its programmes and activities. He then further informed that the Ministry will keep supporting the efforts made by the Centre in leveraging the quality of education, culture, and science in the region. He also encouraged the Centre to synthesize the programmes with Ministry’s strategic plan.

During the opening, SEAQIS conducted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing with two institutions, including HAFECS and Assemblr. This partnership is to improve the competence of science teachers and to develop learning resources in digital media.

Ten out of eleven GB Members were present in this meeting. Besides, there were also observers from the Bureau of Cooperation and Public Relations, Centre for Development and Empowerment of Teachers and Education Personnel in Science. This year, the GB Meeting ran faster than before because the working papers had been sent to the GB Members weeks before the GBM, and they had sent the comments and inputs before the conduction of the GB Meeting. At this GB Meeting, ten working papers were presented, and the GB Members endorsed all the papers.

The GB Meeting was followed by a consultative meeting where SEAQIS proposed two programmes to be discussed. The programmes are Southeast Asia Climate Change Education Programme (SEA-CEP) and SEAQIS Alumni Empowerment Programme. At this meeting, the GB Members provided inputs and comments for the programmes to strengthen the implementation of the programme later on.

The GB Meeting and consultative meeting were concluded with the proceedings writing. The proceedings is a report contain detailed information during the meeting and will be submitted to the GB Members after the meeting to seek approval. During the event, SEAQIS implemented a strict health protocol where participants who attended were required to show a negative result on the antigen test, always wear a mask, and keep a distance during the meeting.

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