by Dr. Thomas Schroeder
UNESCO Bangkok and the Ministry of Education from Malaysia jointly organised an ASIA-Pacific Conference on Education and Training from the 3rd to the 5th of August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. More than 650 high-ranking officials: Secretaries of State, Ministers and Directors General of Education, policy Advisors and Directors from Malaysia, various member countries and international observers participated in the event.
The conference closed with a statement of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration. The forward plan is to follow up with a 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Training in 2018.
The Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education in Asia (RAVTE) was invited by UNESCO to organize a panel on “TVET Networks – How International and Regional Networks can contribute to the Development of National TVET Systems (RAVTE)”. The panel discussion was well received by members in attendance.