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SHARE Policy Dialogue 14

8 April 2022 | Read 68

The European Union Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (SHARE) Programme
held 14th Policy Dialogue Webinar Series on 29-31 March 2022. Focusing on “The Contribution of Higher Education Partnerships in Southeast Asia towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 2030” through the Hopin platform.

The first session focused on “Partnerships with the Private Sector and Civil Society for the Goals” which provide a venue for experts consisting Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, CEO, Generation Thailand, Dr. Virot Chiraphadhanakul, Managing Director, Skooldio, Thailand, Dr. Hjh. Yatela Zainal Abidin, CEO, Yayasan Sime Darby, Malaysia and Mr. Bob Fox, Vice President, European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) to consider about the current challenges of rapid changes and disruptions of the workforce at present and how to prepare learners for the sustainable future of the region.

The second session entitled “International Higher Education Partnerships and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”. In the session, Mr. Adam Krčál, Technopolis Group,Professor Rosmini Omar, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia, Juliette Eulderink, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands andDr. Pisut Koomsap, Asia Institute of Technology were shared the research and study on the role of international higher education partnerships on the contributing to

the sustainable development goals as well as the advantage and sustainability outcomes of international collaboration.

The session of the final day was looked at “EU – ASEAN Gender-Responsive”. Ms. Anne Pepin,

DG RTD, European Commission and Dr. Zurina Moktar, Assistant Director/Head, Science & Technology Division, ASEAN Secretariat came together to share the best practices and efforts of EU and ASEAN in promoting gender equality by increasing the role of women and removing the barriers to career progression for female which is the Sustainable Development Goals Number 5.

The three-day series brought together participants, alumni, higher education, the private sector, and society stakeholders to discuss strategies to enhance higher education in ASEAN towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 as well as to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.