SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology
( Approval of Establishment – 1968 )
Located in Bogor, Indonesia, the main activities of the SEAMEO BIOTROP focus on Forest, Pest and Aquatic Biology. It assists SEAMEO Member Countries in developing the expertise to identify, prioritise, analyse and recommend solutions or alternative approaches to critical biological problems in the region, especially those related to sustainable development of tropical ecosystems.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting
On 25th July 2017 SEAMEO CECCEP was established as the regional research centre for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and Parenting. Since the establishment the centre conducts research and supports advocacy and capacity building among stakeholders of ECCE and parenting. Building partnership among the SEAMEO region and enhancing the networks of policy-makers, professionals and practitioners to promote sustainable human resource development is another innovative step of the centre.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Education Development
The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Education Development (CED) was established by the Ministry of Education and Sport of Lao PDR in Vientiane Capital of the Lao PDR. The centre aims to cater for the regional needs in promoting and providing opportunities for cooperation in the field of community education development among SEAMEO Member Countries and Associate Member Countries.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) was officially established following the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Agreement between SEAMEO and the Government of Vietnam on 20/3/2013 at SEAMEC 47 in Hanoi. The centre aims to cater for the regional needs in promoting lifelong learning, provide opportunities for cooperation in the field of lifelong learning among SEAMEO Member countries, help strengthen the relationship and increase mutual understanding between educational researchers, practitioners, and policy makers of the region, in a spirit of mutual respect and partnership.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Centre for History and Tradition (SEAMEO CHAT) founded in 15th December 2000. The Centre focus in conducting annually programme such regular activities as Myanmar History from Myanmar Perspectives, Lecture Series, Workshops, Conferences implementing the education, history, culture and tradition in the region


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology

Based in Quezon City, the Philippines, the SEAMEO INNOTECH initiates and disseminates innovative and technology oriented educational programmes that help SEAMEO Member Countries identify and solve common or unique educational problems and address anticipated needs.

SEAMEO QITEP in Language

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Language

Hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia, the Centre offers courses and training programmes for educators and teachers development. Located in Jakarta, SEAMOE QITEP in Language promotes programmes and activities in improving the quality of teachers and education personnel in the areas of language as an innovative centre of professional excellence in multi-lingual and multi-literacy in sustainable development.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Science

Hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia, the SEAMEO QITEP in Science established with the vision to be the centre of excellence in professional development of teachers and education personnel in science towards sustainable development in Southeast Asia. This Centre provides relevant and quality programs in professional development for science teachers and education personnel through capacity building, research and development, resource sharing, and collaboration.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition
Since 1970, SEAMEO REFCON has been promoting education, capacity building, research and information about dissemination in food and nutrition across Southeast Asia. As a step towards sustainable human resource development the centre trains nutritionists, health professionals and personnel from other nutrition related disciplines in planning, executing and evaluating nutrition policies and interventions. Consultative and advisory services and research studies are on micronutrients, nutrition in health and diseases, food safety, food security, nutritional status assessment, community health and nutrition system are few initiative programmes that are conducted by the centre.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics

SEAMEO RECSAM was established in 1967 to help promote and enhance science and mathematics education among the SEAMEO Member Countries. The centre fulfils this mission by engaging in research and development activities to inform pedagogy and policy, designing and implementing effective professional development programmes for science and mathematics educators, convening international conference, seminars, and workshops to pool expertise in science and mathematics education, and serving as a clearinghouse for information on science and mathematics education for the region.


SEAMEO Regional Language Centre

Founded in 1968, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre is located in Singapore. The centre provides SEAMEO Member Countries with expertise, training facilities and training programmes to upgrade the skills of language specialists and educators. Programmes focus on knowledge and pedagogic disciplines of language teaching and learning. Language proficiency courses are also offered by the centre.


SEAMEO Regional Training Centre
( Approval of Establishment – 1996 )
[Annual Report 2015-2016]

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the SEAMEO RETRAC assists SEAMEO Member Countries to identify and address issues of educational management by providing such services as research, training, consultancy, information dissemination, community service, networking and partnership. In cooperation of local, foreign, and international organisations.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development

Hosted by the Government of Thailand, the SEAMEO RIHED assists in the capability building of SEAMEO Member Countries in the field of higher education. It responds to needs on policy and planning, administration and management of higher education.


SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre

Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, the SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) assists SEAMEO Member Countries in identifying educational problems and finding alternative solutions for sustainable human resource development through the dissemination and effective use of Open and Distance Learning (ODL).


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

Hosted by the Government of the Philippines on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, the SEAMEO SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agriculture and rural development in Southeast Asia to address poverty and food insecurity. It carries out its mandate through graduate education, short-term training, research, and knowledge exchange.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Education
Located in Malaka, Malaysia, the SEAMEO SEN specializes in education to support the needs of children with different disabilities and education for the needs of the gifted and talented children.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts
Hosted by the Government of Thailand, the SEAMEO SPAFA cultivates awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage; promotes and enriches archaeological and cultural activities in the region; and furthers professional competence in the fields or archaeology and fine arts to advance mutual knowledge and understanding among SEAMEO Member Countries.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development


SEAMEO Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network
The SEAMEO TROPMED Network has three regional centres in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.  The Network’s Central Office is hosted by the Thai government in Bangkok.  Its overall role is to develop the capacity of individuals and institutions in delivering quality health care.  The Central office coordinates the programmes and projects of the Regional Centres, executes regional projects and activities, and publishes the Southeast Asia Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.


SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Microbiology, Parasitology and Entomology
The SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia, located at the Institute for Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur, conducts research on the prevention and control of diseases and provides specialised training, diagnostic, consultative and advisory services.  It promotes health management as a collective responsibility of government, private sector, non-government organisations, community and individuals.


SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine 
The SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand, hosted by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, offers training on endemic tropical diseases, parasitology, community and preventive medicine. It also conducts research on alternative control measures of diseases and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including trails of new chemotherapeutic compounds and new vaccines. It provides clinical care to patients suffering from tropical diseases as well as academic services for laboratory diagnosis of tropical diseases and other special tests.


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training

SEAMEO VOCTECH improves the management of vocational and technical education and training (VTET) in SEAMEO Member Countries through capacity building programmes, research activities, partnership and consultancy services, and information sharing/dissemination services. The Centre develops and delivers relevant training programmes for VTET administrators/heads of institutions, implementers including teachers/ instructors and other relevant stakeholders through its regular programmes (free scholarship), in-country training, and customised, sub-regional training/special training programmes.

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