Important Dates
• Scholarship Application Deadline
        30 June 2016
10 July 2016
Scholarship Notification
15 August 2016
Online Registration,
Online Payment and
Money Transfer Deadline
12 October 2016
• Conference Dates
        19-21 October 2016



United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok promotes international cooperation, sets standards, and disseminates information in the fields of education, the natural sciences, the social and human sciences, culture, and communication. As the Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education covering 46 countries, it is the technical advisory body to all field offices and Member States in the region and the site of regional programs in most areas covered by the education sector. As a cluster office, UNESCO Bangkok is also the principal coordinator of UNESCO activities across sectors in the Mekong region, working directly with UNESCO National Commissions and other partners in Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.



United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF):

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs, expand their opportunities and reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior towards children. In working within these mandates, both regional offices of UNICEF – the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) and the Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) – have helped strengthen countries' capacities and resources for education and will bring together their expertise and resources to support the organization of this conference.


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SIL International is a nonprofit organization committed to serving ethnolinguistic minority communities worldwide and building capacity for sustainable language-based development by means of research, translation, training, and materials development. SIL recognizes that multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, and regularly participates in activities that highlight minority languages and cultures. Since its beginning in 1934, SIL International's linguistic investigation has exceeded 2,400 languages spoken by over 1.7 billion people in more than 70 countries. As a non-governmental organization, SIL has special consultative status with UNESCO and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.



LEAD Asia (Language, Education and Development) Website:


Established in 1974, the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) was formerly known as the Research Institute of Languages and Cultures for Rural Development (RILCRD), which is recognized as an independent faculty of Mahidol University. Realizing the importance of language and culture as a means to promote better understanding among people, the main research and study areas of RILCA have been geared towards the multiplicity of languages and cultures of people in Asia. The Institute provides training and research opportunities for MA and PhD students in the fields of linguistics, cultural studies and language and communication for development, and multicultural studies. RILCA has set up the Resource Center for Revitalization and Maintenance of Endangered Languages and Cultures in order to serve as the center of education, study, and ideas exchange for revitalizing ethnic languages for local and foreign academics.




Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in around 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. In 2014, we reached over 55 million children directly through our and our partners' work. Save the Children works to ensure that every child receives a good quality education and gains the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21st century. We support programmes that are proven to promote learning in school and in the community. And we influence global and national policy to improve children's access to quality education, from pre-school care through to adulthood.




CARE is an international development organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. CARE works in partnership to achieve lasting results. CARE has worked with Cambodians since 1973 and re-established a presence in Cambodia in 1991. In 2010 CARE Cambodia moved to a program approach, focusing on two impact groups - marginalised ethnic minorities and poor & vulnerable women.




The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in the region.


As an organization that has continued to nurture human capacities and explored the peoples' fullest potential, the SEAMEO maintains its work and aspirations for development with peoples of the region to make lives better in quality and equity in education, preventive health education, culture and tradition, information and communication technology, languages, poverty alleviation and agriculture and natural resources.


The organisation's highest policy-making body is the SEAMEO Council, which comprises the 11 Southeast Asian education ministers. The SEAMEO Secretariat is located in Bangkok, Thailand.





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