With support from the Japan Funds-in-Trust, UNESCO Bangkok is organizing the 17th UNESCO-APEID (Asia Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development) International Conference under the theme of “The Powerhouses of Education: Teachers for the Future We Want” on 29-31 October 2014 at Pullman Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.


Started from 1995, this UNESCO-APEID conference is focusing on educational innovation for development by providing educational programmes and projects at the post-primary level of education to contribute to sustainable human development. The conference is trying to provide a forum where participants can share their experiences and knowledge, provide concrete feedback, and express their commitment to respect education. The essential role of the conference is to provide educational innovations in and beyond the Asia and Pacific region.


            This year’s 17th Conference has its objectives: Increase understanding and knowledge about the teaching profession Showcase and promote innovative approaches, projects, and practices that prepare teachers for their profession and enhance their performances Encourage national, regional and global cooperation to promote the teaching Facilitate networking and exchange of experiences among the participants.

To have a quality of education, training a quality of teachers is crucial. Today’s diversified world, roles of teachers are not only limited in conveying information but also dealing with children from all different cultural, social and economic backgrounds. Moreover, teachers need to acknowledge to current trends such as gender equality and know how to pay attention to disabled kids. This 17th UNESCO-APEID International Conference is here to help teachers aware and get ready for practicing global education for all.











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EIU in the world2014.06.18 17:54


In an effort to raise awareness around flood safety and preparedness, UNESCO Bangkok, the Regional Bureau for Education in Asia-Pacific has developed a mobile app “Sai Fah: The Flood Fighter”, the first educational game application which teaches key concepts in disaster risk reduction in a fun and engaging way.

The first version in Thai was so successful that the English language version had also been launched to help children in the rest of the region, particularly in countries that experience heavy monsoon rains such as Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the Philippines. Ichiro Miyazawa, the Unesco Bangkok programme specialist for literacy and lifelong learning reported that the Sai Fah has been downloaded about 30,000 times in 103 countries since its release 4 months ago, and now French version is being developed upon request.
Shortly after its debut in January 2014, the game reached the number one position in the Game/Education category on the iOS platform in Thailand and ranked among the top 70 overall apps in the country.

The need to raise awareness around flood safety issues was made grimly apparent following the 2011 deluge in Thailand, which resulted in scores of preventable illnesses and deaths. Each level of “Sai Fah” contains an important lesson related to flood preparedness. Players must overcome challenges by choosing the safest course of action, with pop-up boxes alerting them to common hazards and other information related to floods. The cartoon-like design and inclusion of mini-puzzles increase the game’s appeal to young gamers.

“Sai Fah” is available for download via:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opendream.floodgame


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