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ASEAN Young Quality Assurance Officials Roundtable Meeting
The ASEAN Young Quality Assurance (QA) Officials Roundtable Meeting aims to provide necessary platform for sharing and exchanging experiences, views and aspirations in quality assurance, and promoting networking among ASEAN Young QA Officials. As its first initiative, the ASEAN Young Quality Assurance Officials Roundtable Meeting was successfully held from 22 to 23 October 2009 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, under the coordination of the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC).
This remarkable event, which was officially launched by the Chairman of the ACC, brought together the QA Officials from the Quality Assurance Agencies (QAA) of ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) member states such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos PDR and Philippines, SEAMO RIHED's representative and Local Observers comprise of representatives from Higher Education Institutions, assessors, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The theme for this roundtable meeting was "Capacity Building of Young QA Officials - Past Experience, Current Needs and Future Challenges". The event was structured effectively to allow for sessions to hear the views from Expert/Senior and Young QA Officials Presentations from the participating countries. In total, six QA case studies and documented experiences were presented.
The roundtable meeting, which was co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Heracleo D. Lagrada from Philippines and Mr. Khieu Vicheanon from Cambodia, provided a forum for discussion of key issues pertaining to the two main challenges; the Training Road Map and the importance of Regional Networking of QA Officials.