Regional Conference on Teachers and Equitable Education: 

All for Education in Southeast Asia  

30 October 2021

Requirements for Certificate Eligibility

The participant who completes the following requirements within 30 November 2021 shall be eligible for a certificate.

  • Watch the 4th Princess Maha Chakri Award ceremony live on 29 October 2021 OR watch its videos within 30 November 2021. 
  • Participate in the Regional Conference on Teachers and Equitable Education: All for Education in Southeast Asia on 30 October 2021 OR watch sessions 1-4 (at least 2 sessions) and watch both of sessions 5-6 and within 30 November 2021.
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Conference Summary

Conference Summary

Session 1

09.00 - 09:10

Setting the stage:

  • Dr. Krissanapong Kirtikara, Chairman of the Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation and Advisor of Governing Board, Equitable Education Fund, Thailand

Session 2

Part 1

09.10 - 09.30

Part 1. Equitable Education in Southeast Asia and the Importance of Teachers: 

  • Professor Juan Miguel Luz, Policy Analyst and Former Undersecretary, Department of Education, the Philippines

Session 2

Part 2

09.30 - 10.30

Part 2. Panel discussion: Expert Perspectives 

Experiences in promoting equity in education.

  1. What did we learn from governments’ efforts to ensure equity and what are the gaps?
  2. How do you plan to handle children’s “lost year” of learning?
  3. What systematic support is available for teachers to address the gaps/challenges and how could it be improved?


  • Dr.Kann Puthy,  Director of Department of Primary Education (PED), Ministry of Education,Youth and Sports, Cambodia

  • Dr. Naasirah Abdullah Teo, Head of Research and Planning Section at the Department of Planning, Development and Research, Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussala

  • Datu Dr. Haji Azhar Haji Ahmad, Director, Teacher Professionalism Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

  • Mr. Lee Yan Kheng, Director, Professional Development Branch of the Academy of Singapore Teachers, Ministry of Education, Singapore 

  • Ms. Nouamkham Chanthaboury, Deputy Director General, Department of General Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR

Moderator: Ms. Aarti Saihjee, Chief of Education, UNICEF Thailand

10.30 – 10.50

Q&A Session 2

Session 3

10.50 - 11.55

Implementation experiences at local and provincial levels: How are teachers being supported? 


  • Mr. Rachmadi Widdiharto, Director of Teacher and Education Personnel of Primary Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Indonesia

  • Dr. Sadat B. Minandang, Master Teacher I / Teacher-In-Charge Darping Elementary School, Schools Division of Cotabato City, MBHTE-BARMM, Philippines

  • Mr. Vu Minh Duc, Director of the Department of Teachers and Education Administrators, the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam 

  • Mr. Duong Trung Kien, Expert, Department of Teachers and Education Administrators, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

  • Ms. Amy Bellinger, Education Workforce Initiative, Education Commission, United Kingdom

  • Ms. Lurdes Rangel Goncalves, Teacher, Matata Primary School, Timor-Leste

  • Prof. Woothisarn Tanchai, Secretary General, King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Thailand

Moderator: Dr. Kritsachai Somsaman, Deputy Director (Administration and Communication), SEAMEO

11.55 - 12.15

Q&A Session 3

Session 4

13.30 - 14.35

Beyond ASEAN: Innovative Approaches to Promote Equity through Teacher Education  


  • Dr. Pamela Cantor, Turnaround for Children’s Founder & Senior Science Advisor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, United States 

  • Dr. Marita Neitola, University Lecturer in Department of Teacher Education in Rauma, University of Turku, Finland 

  • Mr. Tomio Ikoma, President and CEO, With us Corporation/Principal of Daiichi Gakuin High School, Japan

Moderator: Ms. Thantida Wongprasong, Director of Innovations and Scholarships, Equitable Education Fund, Thailand

14.35 – 14.50

Q&A Session 4

Q&A From the floor

Session 5

14.50 - 15.10

Recommendations of Actions for Equitable Education and Takeaways for Teachers: The Future of Equitable Education for the Region by:

Mr. Ichiro Miyazawa, Head Ad interim

UNESCO Myanmar Office

Programme Specialist Lifelong Learning and Literacy UNESCO Bangkok Office

15.10 – 15.20

Q&A Session 5

Session 6

15.20 -16.00

Way Forward: A Message of Hope and Engagement for Teachers and Equitable Education by:

  • Dr.Supakorn Buasai, Acting Managing Director, Equitable Education Fund, Thailand

  • Mr. Suphat Champatong (Ph.D.) Permanent Secretary and Vice Chairperson of the Thai National Commisson for UNESCO

  • Ms. Kyungsun Kim, UNICEF Thailand Representative 

  • Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi, Director of UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand 

  • Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

  • Mr. Prasert Tepanart, National Director, Save the Children Thailand

Moderator: Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi, UNICEF, Thailand

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