Dr Romyen Kosaikanont
Centre Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED)
Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont steers the SEAMEO RIHED’s efforts to foster collective intelligence and regional collaboration for the sustainable development of the Southeast Asian higher education sector. Prior to this, she has served as a former Vice President for International Affairs of Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, where she was instrumental in supporting key processes of regional higher education harmonisation and internationalisation as a founding member of the Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme.
11:30-13:00 8 December
Thematic session III/a Ecosystem to enhance global public good with science: distributive justice and well-being as key concepts
The speaker brings in the Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (GEDI) issues and perspectives in Southeast Asia higher education. Analysing the existing gender segregated data of higher education in Southeast Asia points out the direction that though the trend is improving but there are more to be done. GEDI in higher education must not be seen as a woman issue but rather as a insitutional and social issue. With GEDI in place, this would translated into a more efficient higher education development both in terms of governance and its operation, a better welfare for the disadvantage social groups and a more equitable society. To achieve a just society, inclusive collaboration and parternship in creating a better ecosystem for higher education development is needed.