Asia-Pacific Programme is being designed and implemented by the Asia-Pacific Programme Office (APPO) of ICHEI. APPO is responsible for all events and activities in the region, to organize, coordinate and implement projects in member states including Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea etc. It is working in close collaboration with UNESCO Offices in the region, government of member states, National Commissions of UNESCO, related educational institutes and think tanks, to collaboratively promote the adoption of ICT in higher education to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all in the Asia-Pacific region. Detailed
Professor LI Ming visited Weidong Cloud Education Group, discussed details of the Smart Classroom Project in six Asian and African countries, and awarded the “Outstanding Contribution Award” to Weidong.
On May 3 to 4, 2018, Prof.Dr. LI Fengliang, Vice-chairperson of SUSTech, together with Ms. LI Fan, Chief of the Asia-Pacific Programme Office of ICHEI, attended “2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Network Meeting” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
On April 14, 2018, Prof. Björn Kjerfve, Vice Chancellor of American University of Sharjah visited SUSTech and ICHEI in Shenzhen. Prof. LI Ming, Director, and Dr. HAN Wei, Deputy Director of ICHEI held a meeting with the guest.
The Smart Classroom Programme is a significant programme under the“Digital Education Link” in countries along the Maritime Silk Road by ICHEI, and will build smart classrooms in 6 top universities as partner universities in 6 project countries in Asia and Africa countries (Cambodia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Ethiopia and Djibouti) respectively. The programme is funded by Weidong Cloud Education Group, ICHEI and Southern University of Science and Technology. The major functions of the Smart Classroom will be to enable partner universities to build a comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS), expand their educational resources, as well as to establish a recording and broadcasting system for their academic programmes across campuses.
In August 2017, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, organized by SUSTech and Shenzhen Association for Promoting International Economic & Technological Cooperation (Shenzhen APIETC), the “2017 Seminar on ICT in Higher Education Innovation for Asian and African Countries” was held by ICHEI in Shenzhen with the participation of 33 department-level officials and professors from 4 Asian countries, including Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Oman.
In September 2016, ICHEI, in collaboration with SUSTech, organized the first workshop on “Higher Education Information and Communication Technology: Capacity Building” which provided a 10-day, all-round training for 15 teachers from the field of computer science at Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The training modules included the Huawei network practice training, flipped classes teaching skills, and the advances in computer science and technology which effectively improve the trainees’ technical skills. During the workshops, Ms. WU Yihuan, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen, met with Dr. Chet Chealy, President of the Royal University of Cambodia, and his colleagues.
Shenzhen Statement was published in June 2017, as the output document of Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific. It will a contribution to the Global Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher Education to be held in Paris, France, in 2018.
The International Meeting on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Educationjointly organized in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China on June 7 and 8, 2016 by the UNESCOAsia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO,and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, and co-hosted by the Southern University of Scienceand Technology (SUSTech) and the UNESCO International Centre for Higher EducationInnovation (ICHEI).
The Qingdao Declaration is a document that provides UN Member States with policy recommendations for harnessing the power of ICT to address current educational challenges, and to ensure equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all. It was the key output of the International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education, which took place 23–25 May 2015 in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China.