SEAMEO RETRAC’s 17th Governing Board Meeting was convened from September 25-26, 2014 at the Center. The Meeting was held back to back with the Educational Forum, namely “Innovations in Teaching Life-skills and 21st Century Skills at Basic Education: Best Practices from Southeast Asia”.
Attending the Meeting were Dr. Witaya Jeradechakul, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, Governing Board Members and representatives coming from Southeast Asian countries, and observers. In his opening remarks, Dr. Witaya Jeradechakul congratulated on the Center’s achievements for the past FY 2013-2014, and encouraged its continued strong linkages with institutions and organizations galore within and outside the region. At the Meeting, Dr. Witaya Jeradechakul presented a brief report on the agreements and actions taken from SEAMEO Meetings for FY 2013-2014. Also, the Board approved the Center’s annual report for FY 2013-2014 and the action plan for FY 2014-2015 which were presented by Dr. Ho Thanh My Phuong, SEAMEO RETRAC Director, and the financial report for FY 2013–2014 and the three-year budget plan for FY 2014-2015, FY 2015-2016 and FY 2016-2017 by Mr. Nguyen Tan Hung, Head of Bursar. The Board Members unanimously approved the Center’s annual report and financial report. The Meeting ended with the endorsement of the proceedings. This year’s Meeting also included the visit to Le Quy Don High School in Ho Chi Minh City on the afternoon of September 26. This was a great chance for the Governing Board Members, representatives and observers to understand more about life-skill activities which have been successfully applied in a typical school in Ho Chi Minh City for the past few years. After the Meeting, the Board Members joined a retreat to the Mekong Delta on September 27, 2014.