Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID)

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Founded 4 Nov 1973, Bangkok (Thailand), as Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), within the framework of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as an integral part of UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific (ROEAP), currently UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education. Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID) set up to facilitate implementation of APEID and acted as Secretariat. In 2001, ACEID was fully subsumed into the title of APEID. A regional network of UNESCO Office, Jakarta - Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific.


Contribute to sustainable human development, underpinned by tolerance, human rights and a culture of peace, through design and implementation of education programmes and projects, mainly at post-primary level, stressing 'educational innovation for development'.

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Major strategies: Using Technologies for Information and Communication; Educational Innovation for Human Development; Revitalize APEID as a Network of Networks; Research and Development; Building on UNESCO's Strengths to Improve Quality; Evaluation, Monitoring and Quality Control; Identification and Dissemination of Innovative Educational Practices; Promote Effective Mobilization and Allocation of Resources. Programmes themes: Curriculum Change; Educational Technology; Higher and Distance Education; Teacher Education and Training; Technical and Vocational Education; Education for Sustainable Development; Mobile Training Team; International, Moral and Value Education. Services the following networks for the Asia-Pacific region, some originating in the region and some in UNESCO Headquarters:

 • Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE); Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP); UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme (university twinning); Individual Membership of ACEID (MACEID).


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Education
    • Education
    • Secondary and Higher Education
  • Development
    • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Innovative change
    • Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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