Consultation during the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Education Minister’s Conference in partnership with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

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The consultation of the 2023 GEM Report on technology and education during the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Education Minister’s Conference (APREMEC II) will explore the ways in which, and in what contexts, technology can help or hinder education recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The event will include a presentation of the 2023 concept note by Manos Antoninis, director of the GEM Report followed by a discussion with Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, director of the SEAMEO Secretariat, with Ministers of Education and representatives from international organisations. The panel will discuss and make recommendations on how to achieve education and learning recovery and at the same time strengthen and transform education systems to become more equitable, inclusive, and responsive. The discussion will question the role technology can play to achieve this objective and accelerate SDG4 implementation.

The purpose of the event is to present the concept note for the 2023 GEM Report, collect evidence and examples from Southeast Asia that could be featured in the global and regional reports and forge partnerships to enhance advocacy activities.


  • Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report UNESCO

  • Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat.

  • H.E Treenuch Thienthong, Minister of Education of Thailand

  • Assoc. Prof. Vongdeuan Osay, Deputy Director General, Department of Teacher Education, Minister of Education and Sports, LAO PDR

  • Dr. Nor Hisham Ismail, SDG 4 National Coordinator and Head of International Education Development Unit, Ministry of Education of Malaysia 

  • Ms. Mitsyue Uemara, Regional Education Advisor, UNICEF EAPRO