Who are we?
Established in 1965, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is an international organization among the governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science, and culture in Southeast Asia.
As an organization that has continued to nurture human capacities and explored the people’s fullest potential, the SEAMEO maintains its work and aspirations for development with people 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 organization’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.
Areas of Expertise
Over the past fifty years, SEAMEO has developed 21 regional centres throughout Southeast Asia, which provide human resource development and diverse areas of expertise as follows:
SEAMEO 7 Priority Areas (2015-2035)