Important Dates  
17 May 2013  
Abstract Deadline  
21 June 2013  
Scholarship Application   Deadline  
31 July 2013  
Scholarship Notification  
18 October 2013  
Exhibition application deadline  
23 October 2013  
Online payment and money 
transfer deadline  
31 October 2013  
Registration Deadline  
6-8 November 2013  
Conference Dates  

Organizing Partners

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UNESCO Bangkok promotes international co-operation, 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 programmes 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.

 

Website: www.unescobkk.org

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UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office has been the leader for children across the region, serving as a hub for information, guidance, coordination and expertise for 14 UNICEF Country Offices. Children’s needs have considerable prominence in the Millennium Development Goals, and we in UNICEF see it as our primary mission to help achieve those global goals for children, from early childhood through adolescence. The Regional Office advocates for the realization of children’s rights through investment in children and child-centred social policies. It liaises with major intergovernmental bodies on region-wide children’s issues, such as the other UN agencies, civil society organizations, bi-lateral and multilateral institutions and donors. Part of its current mission is to build and strengthen regional partnerships for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the World Fit for Children goals and the realization of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Website: www.unicef.org/eapro/    

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SIL International is a non-profit organization committed to serving ethno-linguistic 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.

Website: www.sil.org

LEAD Asia (Language, Education and Development) Website: http://www.lead-impact.org

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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.

Website: www.lc.mahidol.ac.th

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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.

 

Website: www.care-cambodia.org

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The ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on MDGs (ARCMDG) was established at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, during the 2008 ASEAN Regional Roundtable on “ECOSOC's Promotion and Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through Education and Outreach”. ARCMDG works in close collaboration with stakeholders for the promotion, education, research and training on MDGs throughout the region. The center has been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General as the world’s first Regional Center of Excellence on MDGs. The AIT promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education in more than 30 established postgraduate programmes and undergraduate programmes in engineering, research and outreach activities. AIT is home to 2,200 students from more than 40 countries. It has about 120 faculties from 30 countries, specialist centres in Viet Nam and Indonesia, and over 400 research and outreach projects.

Website: www.arcmdg.ait.asia  and www.ait.asia

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is a chartered international organization, established in 1965, to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO works towards achieving this through the establishment of networks and partnerships, the provision of intellectual forums for policy makers and experts, and the promotion of sustainable human resource development. SEAMEO develops and nurtures the capacities of teachers and school managers in Southeast Asia through its network of 20 specialist institutions that undertake training and research programmes in various fields of education, science and culture.

Website: www.seameo.org

The Royal Institute is a department of the Government of Thailand that is directly supervised by the prime minister, but does not form a part of any ministry. The functions of the Royal Institute as laid down in the law are to: (1) To undertake and encourage research in every branch of knowledge beneficial to the nation and the people; (2) To maintain relations and to exchange knowledge and information in all branches of knowledge with other learned institutes in Thailand and in other countries; (3) To act as a consultant and advisory body on academic matters as requested by the prime minister or the cabinet; (4) To give academic help to governmental, semi-governmental, non-governmental, educational and private organizations as well as the general public; (5) To compile dictionaries, encyclopedias, terminologies in all fields of knowledge, and coin new words; (6) To establish criteria of Thai usage in order to preserve and promote the Thai language, a national identity; and (7) Other functions as prescribed by law.

Website: www.royin.go.th

Room to Read (RtR) believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children and is committed to focusing on two key areas where the organization can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. RtR works in collaboration with communities and local governments across ten countries Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and to support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. RtR envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. RtR is a non-governmental organization that works with local NGOs and community-based organizations and employs local teams which are personally invested in their nation’s educational progress; they speak the language, know the customs, and understand what is needed to implement successful programs in the local context.

Website: http://www.roomtoread.org/

Plan has been working for, and with, children for more than 75 years. With no religious, political or governmental affiliations, Plan works in 50 low-income and middle-income countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote children’s rights and provide better opportunities for millions of children. Plan believes that young people should have the chance to play an active role in setting priorities, developing strategies, assessing local progress, and taking part in decisions that affect their communities. All these activities can enable them to become active citizens. Plan’s child-centred community development approach is firmly based on the concepts of child rights, principles of inclusion and non-discrimination and participation. We work with children, communities and other key partners, such as local organisations, national networks and government agencies.

Website: www.plan-international.org



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dvv international is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association ( Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV), which, in turn, is the federal umbrella association for the 16 regional associations of Germany's community adult education centres (Volkshochschulen). DVV and its Institute represent the interests of the association's members, together with those of over 1000 Volkshochschulen, at the national, European, and international level. dvv international is active on a worldwide basis, cooperating with more than 200 partners in over 40 countries. The Institute sees itself as a professional partner that brings experience and resources to joint projects and learns, in turn, from its partners. The regional office for Central Asia is based in Tashkent, for South and Southeast Asia in Vientiane.

Websites: www.dvv-international.de, www.dvv-international.la

The Linguistic Society of the Philippines is a non-profit, national organization concerned with the advancement of the scientific study of language, including basic research, particularly on language in the Philippine context. The LSP has been blessed with dynamic officers, starting with its first group of officers. Special mention should be made of the contribution of Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, of De La Salle University and former Secretary of the Department of Education, who was its Executive Secretary for seventeen years and editor of the PJL for twenty-one years. It was Bro. Andrew who provided a home for the LSP Secretariat at De La Salle University, an institution he was associated with for a long time as Academic Vice-President and President. It was through his initiative that many of the research and training programs of the LSP got underway.

Significant research on Philippine languages (including a frequency count and etymological dictionary of Filipino, a linguistic atlas of the Philippines, a dictionary of Cebuano Visayan), language planning in the Philippines, the implementation of the Bilingual Education Policy, and the Philippine variety of English has been conducted and published under the auspices of the LSP.

 

Website: http://www.lsphil.org/

The Translators Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TAP) is a non-profit, non-government, interdenominational mission organization established in 1983 to work with the language communities worldwide to facilitate language-based development and advance holistic transformation through research, translation, material development and literacy. Since its inception, it has now grown from 17 members to a size of 85. TAP is presently involved in 18 language development projects in the Philippines and 3 in other parts of Asia.

 

Website: http://tap.com.ph/

170+ Talaytayan MLE is a Philippine non government organization established in 2008 to promote MTB-MLE. Its office is found at the University of the Philippines. The number 170+ refers to the number of mother tongues in the Philippines and Talaytayan literally means ‘bridge’, a metaphor for the organization’s purpose of providing an avenue for dialog and collaboration among MTB-MLE advocates coming from both the education sector and language communities. 170+ Talaytayan MLE, in partnership with like-minded organizations, has promoted awareness for MTB-MLE and sought support for its institutionalization. They sponsor conferences, lecture-forums, and seminar-workshops; actively use blog sites; and encourage production of primers and other reference materials covering the various aspects of MTB-MLE (pedagogical, linguistic, socio-cultural, political, economic, etc). As a result, MTB-MLE has been institutionalized through various national policies and became a major component in the new Basic Education (K-12) Curriculum.    

Website: http://mothertongue-based.blogspot.com/

 
 
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