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SEA-PLM Programme Presented at a Thematic Solutions Forum during the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo 2022

Bangkok, Thailand | Merina Cahya Anggraeni: The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) Programme was presented during the Thematic Solutions Forum on Accelerating the Learning Recovery and Transforming Education in Southeast Asia through Multi- stakeholder Partnerships (SDG 4) at the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo 2022. The annual global event organised by the United Nations for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) took place from 12-14 September in Bangkok. The member countries from the Global South addressed the development challenges and showcased national, regional, and global development solutions.

Mr Alejandro Sinon Ibanez, SEA-PLM Project Manager, spoke about the commitment among Southeast Asian countries to assess student learning, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 through the SEA-PLM Programme. He highlighted that collaboration between SEA countries has successfully facilitated setting technical standards, capacity building, and conducting knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning to enable the overall national performance of participating countries.

The discussion also highlighted the transformation of learning recovery in Southeast Asia. Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, SEAMEO Secretariat Director, and Ms Mitsue Uemura, UNICEF EAPRO Regional Education Advisor, as moderators (both Co-Chairs of the SEA-PLM Secretariat) agreed to reinvigorate South-South cooperation towards achieving these meaningful objectives.

The partnership between SEAMEO Secretariat and UNICEF EAPRO has steered the SEA-PLM Programme to forge alliances with ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF) as our regional partners in advancing equitable and quality education for all children in the region.

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