SEAMEO CECCEP was honored to receive a visit from Prof. Ismunandar, the Ambassador/Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Indonesia to UNESCO, on November 30, 2023. During the visit, Prof. Ismunandar shared valuable insights on family services and the urgency of investing in early childhood education. He emphasized the importance of early childhood education, scrutinizing regulations that underscore the need for 1 year of early childhood education before entering primary education to enhance the quality of children's education.
SEAMEO CECCEP and the Education Office of Sawahlunto City celebrated a historic moment as they formalized their commitment through the signing of a cooperation agreement document on October 25, 2023. The ceremony took place at the Education Office Building, where Dr. Elis Rosdiawati, representing SEAMEO CECCEP, and Mr. Asril, S.Pd., M.Pd., the Head of the Education Office, officially signed the cooperation document. The scope of this Cooperation Agreement involved various aspects, including the research and development of Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) and parenting models, community empowerment in the field of ECE and parenting, and the organization of various activities such as training, seminars, symposiums, workshops, international conferences, and guided discussions. Additionally, the agreement covered the development of joint networks at regional, national, and international levels and other program cooperation according to mutual agreement.
SEAMEO CECCEP hosted prestigious events, the 6th Governing Board Meeting (GBM) and Annual Early Childhood Education and Parenting Regional Forum on holistic integrated ECCE and a Follow Up Plan for ASEAN Declaration on ECCE. This event took place on October 10-11, 2023 at Swiss-Belhotel Rainforest, Bali. This event was attended by 11 influential Governing Board (GB) members. Participants who have attended in person include Ms. Komalasari, M.Pd (GB from Indonesia), Mr. Park Kosal (GB from Cambodia), Ms. Shiphaphone Manivanh (GB Lao PDR), Ms. Alma Ruby C Torio (GB Philippines), Ms. Wongdusn Suwansiri (GB Thailand), Mr. Oman as a representative of Malaysia and Dr. Kamaleswaran Jayarajah representative of SEAMEO Secretariat.
outheast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care and Education (SEAMEO CECCEP) took a big step by exploring strategic cooperation with UNESCO Jakarta. This meeting is expected to open new opportunities and strengthen cooperation in improving the quality of early childhood education and parenting in the Southeast Asian region. The meeting was attended by Prof. Vina Adriany, Ph.D Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Ith Vuthy, Deputy Director for Program and Rizal Nugraha Head of Advocacy and Partnership. The SEAMEO CECCEP team was welcomed by Dr. Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Jakarta and National Professional Officer for Education Unit, Mr. Gunawan Zakki on 29 September 2023 at UNESCO Building Jakarta.
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) and Universitas Islam Malang (UNISMA) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) on 27 September 2023 at the SEAMEO CECCEP Office. The signing confirmed the commitment of both institutions to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE).
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) received a special visit from the Department of Community Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia on 21 September 2023 at the SEAMEO CECCEP Conference Room, Bandung. The meeting aimed to explore the potential for cooperation in efforts to improve early childhood education and community education in Indonesia. The visit was led by the Head of the Community Education Department, Dr. Yanti Shantini, M.Pd, who was accompanied by Dr. Dadang Yunus Lutfiansyah, M.Pd, Secretary of the Community Education Department, Deti Nudiati, M.Pd Lecturer in Community Education, and Hiromu Inoue, a student from Tohoku University. Their presence at SEAMEO CECCEP created a valuable moment in expanding cooperation in the field of early childhood education and community education.
Ith Vuthy, Deputy Program Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, was the guest speaker at the International Conference on Hybrids and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding 2023. The event was organized by the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators on 30 August 2023.
In an effort to improve the quality of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the Southeast Asian region, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care, Education, and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) and the Pandu Pertiwi Foundation collaborated by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) document.
On August 4, 2023, SEAMEO CECCEP conducted a virtual discussion through a Zoom meeting. A strategic discussion between SEAMEO CECCEP, Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS), and Phnom Penh Teacher Education College (PTEC). The meeting discussed and formulated joint education initiatives to improve the quality of early childhood education and teacher education in Cambodia.
To revolutionize Early Childhood Education and Care, SEAMEO CECCEP and SEAMEO RECSAM have joined forces. The Director of SEAMEO RECSAM, Dr. Shah Jahan bin Assanarkutty, accompanied by a team of 15 experts, visited the SEAMEO CECCEP office in Bandung, Indonesia on May 24, 2023. The visit was greeted with enthusiasm and strong support from the Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Prof. Vina Adriana, Ph.D., and her team.
SEAMEO CECCEP consolidated collaboration with Universitas Islam International Indonesia (IIU), and the signing ceremony was done synchronously at Depok, 7 Maret 2023. This cooperation agreement will be realized through holding internships and other collaborative programs including publications and international conferences.
Bandung, 15 February 2023 – The SEAMEO Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian University of Education (UPI) at the Isola Building, Bumi Siliwangi, UPI Campus. Prof. Vina Adriany, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, representing SEAMEO CECCEP signed the document along with Prof. Dr. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., MA, Rector of UPI.
Bandung 3 February 2023- SEAMEO CECCEP has again collaborated with Sangga Buana University. This collaboration is an initiative to explore the cooperation that has been done before. The purpose of signing this MoU is initiation to develop the ECCE program. In his remarks, Dr. Didin Saepudin, SE., M.Si, rector of Sangga Buana University, said that this collaboration was the first step in establishing further cooperation. He also highlighted the importance of early childhood education and parenting. He noted that early childhood education requires a lot of support, including educational facilities.
Bandung 2 February 2023- SEAMEO Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP) is collaborating with the Indonesian Creative Faculty at Telkom University in a program to strengthen information about stunting. In 2022 SEAMEO CECCEP was tagged by the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) for reducing stunting. So in 2023, SEAMEO CECCEP is working hard to minimize stunting cases through a training program with the theme "Parenting program for stunting prevention (PPSP)." SEAMEO CECCEP had worked this PPSP out hand-in-hand with Telkom University in 2022.
6 January 2023- SEAMEO CECCEP received a visit from the Indonesian International Islamic University (IIIU). Prof. Nina Nurmila, Ph.D., the dean of the Faculty of Education, with eight lecturers and staff, visited the SEAMEO CECCEP Office to discuss and identify the potential for collaboration. It is hoped that later a collaboration program can be agreed upon to strengthen and ensure the achievement of the cooperation goals between SEAMEO CECCEP and the Indonesian International Islamic University.
On December 21, 2022 - Advocacy and Partnership division of SEAMEO CECCEP, conducted a collaboration evaluation with partners with a blended mode at SEAMEO CECCEP office. This FGD aims to evaluate the cooperation carried out in 2022 with partners. Hopefully, the collaboration established in the future can improve the quality of program cooperation at the next level. This cooperation stops at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the realization of potential programs.
On December 19, 2022 - Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Centre of Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) conducted Focus Group Disscusion (FGD) by blended mode on policy brief finalization. This FGD conducted at SEAMEO CECCEP' s office. The Resource person attended this FGD were consisting from academics and practitioners. The number of participants consist of 15 SEAMEO CECCEP partners who attended offline and online mode.
On December 14, 2022- SEAMEO CECCEP with the Tanoto foundation, signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) virtually. This collaboration is follow-up programmes from the previous year. SEAMEO CECCEP Director Prof. Vina Adriany, and the Head of Early Childhood Education Department of Tanoto Foundation, Mr. Eddy Henry, propose continuing collaboration with Prof Vina.
On 8 December 2022- Southeast Asian Ministers of Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), as a development centre engaged in the field of early childhood education and parenting, commits to realizing early childhood education and parenting that supports for the competency improvements in ASEAN community. Based on the vision and mission of SEAMEO CECCEP has a role in improving the quality of Early Childhood Education and Parenting in Indonesia.
On 6 December 2022, Prof. Vina Adriany. Ph.D, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP received Ms. Qin Ziyang, representative from Go Study Global Education China at SEAMEO CECCEP’s office. The director was accompanied by Mr. Ith Vuthy, Deputy Director for Programs and Head of Division SEAMEO CECCEP. Prof.Vina Adriany welcomed the initiative collaboration by Go Study Global Education China and SEAMEO CECCEP.
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP) and Bina Bangsa University (UNIBA) Serang, Banten Indonesia, have collaborated on stunting prevention programs. This cooperation is evidenced by the signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Three priorities for program cooperation are research and development, capacity building, and other programs such as exchanging resource persons through the guest lecture program (24/11).
SEAMEO Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP) carried out network strengthening and cooperation with the Institute for Research and Community Service or Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LPPM) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) at the LPPM room (2/11/2022). Present at the signing of this cooperation was the head of LPPM, Prof. Dr Dadang Sunendar, M.Hum., and the leaders of study centres and officials within LPPM. Also present was Prof. Vina Adriany (Director of SEAMEO CECCEP), accompanied by the Head of the Advocacy and Partnership Division and the Head of the Knowledge Management Division.
To strengthen collaboration in early childhood education and parenting, SEAMEO CECCEP and the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Tasikmalaya campus, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the SEAMEO CECCEP Conference Room (1/11/2022).
On September 26, 2022, Head of Advocacy & Partnership Division SEAMEO CECCEP hosted a meeting with the Go Study Global Education China Team and Board of Directors SEAMEO CECCEP virtually through a zoom meeting. This meeting discussed the collaboration plan between two parties, especially in joint research, training, and the implementation of international conference cooperation.
Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Prof. Vina Adriany, Ph.D with the Board of Directors (BoD) and Heads of Division received a visit from the Bogor City Department of Education in the SEAMEO CECCEP’s Auditorium room (22/8) lead by the Head of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) of Bogor City Dra. Rika Riana R.D, M.Si. Dra. Rika said that the purpose of this visit was to follow up on the cooperation that had been established in the previous year. “For information that last year we carried out a joint program with SEAMEO CECCEP in providing best practices for Integrative Holistic Early Childhood Development (HI-ECD).” Rika said.
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