The second Inter-Center Collaboration Meeting (ICCM 7 SEAMEO Centers in Indonesia (SCI) in 2022 was held at SEAMEO BIOTROP, Bogor, on 29 – 30 March 2022. This ICCM activity aimed to establish agreements on the organizational and administrative arrangements of the SEAMEO Centers in Indonesia with the support from the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT).
In his opening remarks, Mr. Anang Ristanto, the Head of the Bureau of Cooperation and Public Relations of the MoECRT expressed his expectations for the support from the SCI as regional institutions to contribute to the success of G20 Indonesia Presidency. The support should be focused on the 4 priority agendas of the G20 Education Working Group led by Indonesia, namely Universal Quality Education, Digital Technologies in Education, and the Future of Working System Post Covid-19.
On the first day of the ICCM, Mr. Hanjar Basuki from the Human Resources Bureau of the MoECRT shared his presentation on the Implications of the MoECRT regulation No. 28 of 2018 and the Government of Indonesia Regulation No. 49 of 2018 concerning the Management of Government Employees with Work Agreements (PPPK).
On the second day, Ms. Qurro'ati A' Yuni from the Legal Bureau of the MoECRT shared the MoECRT Regulation No. 3 of 2021 and its relations to the SCI collaboration. Meanwhile, the material on SCI Institutional Governance in accordance with the MoECRT Regulation No. 28 of 2021 was delivered by Ms. Mustangimah, the Head of the Organization and Administration Bureau, MoECRT.
The ICCM also discussed about the roles of SEAMEO Centers in Indonesia regarding the dissemination and promotion of DTeEM online courses with theme "Responding to Educational Needs of Learners with Disabilities in Emergencies: An Online Training Course for Teachers".
Dr Perdinan conveyed the conclusions obtained from this event. Several decisions taken in the ICCM included planning a follow-up meeting on human resource governance as well as the organizational structure and strategies of the SEAMEO Centers in Indonesia. The ICCM was officially closed by Dr Zulhamsyah Imran, the Director of SEAMEO BIOTROP.
Actively participated in the ICCM were the Directors, Deputy Directors, and representatives of the Departments of the 7 SEAMEO Centers in Indonesia: SEAMEO BIOTROP (Regional Center on Tropical Biology), SEAMOLEC (Regional Center on Open and Distance learning), SEAMEO RECFON (Regional Center on Food and Nutrition), SEAMEO QITEP (Regional Center for Quality Improvement for Teacher and Education Personnel) in Language, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics, SEAMEO QITEP in Science, and SEAMEO CECCEP (Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting). (hcn)