SEAMEO/INNOTECH : SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (Philippines)

  • Mission and Goals
  • Brief History
  • Programmes, Projects, and Main Activities
  • Types of Activities SEAMEO/INNOTECH Can Support in the Region
  • Netwroks & Partners
  • Contact Information

Mission and Goals

INNOTECH is one of three SEAMEO regional centres hosted by the Government of the Philippines (GOP). The Centre facilitates teaching and learning through innovative and technology-based research and training solutions in order to fully develop South-East Asia's human resource capacity.

INNOTECH is responsible to its client-ministries, learning organizations, work communities, and institutions serving in South-East Asia. It is also in the business of developing innovative learning infrastructure, generation of information and creation of knowledge in the region. It has specialists equipped with knowledge, imagination, integrity, and expertise in working as a team.



Brief Histroy

INNOTECH was established in January 1970 when the SEAMEO Council approved its five-year plan and interim plan of operations. Its headquarters was first set up at the SEAMEO Secretariat headquarters in Thailand. It was then moved to Singapore and Viet Nam before returning to Thailand in 1975. On 1 July 1976, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the GOP and SEAMEO for the temporary hosting of SEAMEO/INNOTECH in the Philippines. On 1 July 1981, the GOP accepted the formal request of the SEAMEO Council for the Philippines to permanently host SEAMEO/INNOTECH. The Center is now located within the campus of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City



Programmes, Projects, and Main Activities

Reflecting SEAMEO's mission and goals, the Centre seeks to:

  • Undertake high-quality training, research, and information programmes that anticipate and respond to national and regional requirements
  • Strengthen management by ensuring efficiency and responsiveness to the rapidly changing environment and needs of education stakeholders
  • Ensure sustained financial viability by broadening its funding base, maximizing revenues and controlling costs
  • Increase access of the Centre's programmes and services to wider markets within the region and beyond
  • Strengthen the Centre's institutional linkages and networking schemes

Some of the Centre's most significant courses are in the following areas:

  • Leadership for the Effective Administration of Schools
  • Supervisory Development Programmes
  • Preparing Teachers to Teach with Technology
  • Assessing and Nurturing the Multiple Intelligences
  • Newer Educational Technology and ICT Applications in Schools and Non-Formal Education
  • Alternative Learning Systems

Types of Activities SEAMEO/INNOTECH Can Support in the Region

The institutional activities of SEAMEO/INNOTECH help promote educational development within and outside the region through its major programme areas on educational innovation and technology: (1) training and human resource development, (2) research and evaluation, and (3) information and communications technology. Further, the Centre conducts and manages educational conferences, workshops and other educational fora. It also provides consulting services and other educational technical assistance to its partner institutions.




Networks & Partners

Member countries include:

  • Brunei Darussalam- Ministry of Education
  • Cambodia - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Indonesia - Ministry of Education
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic - Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Malaysia - Ministry of Education
  • Myanmar - Ministry of Education
  • Philippines - Department of Education
  • Singapore - Ministry of Education
  • Thailand - Ministry of Education
  • Viet Nam - Ministry of Education
Also there are 7 associate member countries and 1 affiliate member.

Contact Information

Focal point for ARTC: (Name and Title) The Director, SEAMEO/INNOTECH
Address: Commonwealth Avenue, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 63-2-9247681 to 84
Fax: 63-2-9210224