Intermediate Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) New Delhi

The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Republic of India is proud to host the Intermediate Senior Officials’ Meeting (ISOM) from 8 to 9 April 2020 in the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India.  ASEM Education Senior Officials and Stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting in order to take the first step towards the preparation of the eight ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMME8). 

The ISOM  in New Delhi will be the first Senior Officials Meeting of three to prepare the ASEMME8 in Thailand 2021. As agreed in the Chair’s Conclusion of the ASEMME7 (Chair’s Conclusion 59), an ASEM Education Process Vision and Strategy 2030 Paper will be drafted during the current cycle of the ASEM Education Process to be presented to the Ministers during the ASEMME8 in Thailand.  The drafting process will be carried out by a Standing Working Group with the support of the ASEM Education Secretariat.  The next three Senior Officials Meetings will therefore focus on the development of the ASEM Education Vision & Strategy 2030 by providing input and a forum for discussion. 

The ISOM in New Delhi will offer a first platform for input, content and discussion with respect to the above-mentioned Vision & Strategy 2030 Paper through key note presentations, plenary discussions and workshops. From the perspective of inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, we will explore with the ISOM participants how ASEM Education can be further shaped. We will also discuss how the transversal themes ‘digitalisation’ and ‘sustainable development’ can be integrated in the current four priority areas and in the existing or in new initiatives and projects. Therefore, the ISOM New Delhi will be an important step to towards an ASEM Education Vision & Strategy 2030. 

The starting point of the discussions and workshops during ISOM will be a concept paper that lays out the direction of the ASEM Education Vision & Strategy 2030. This concept paper is currently being drafted by the Standing Working Group The ASEM Education Secretariat will circulate the draft concept paper to all senior officials and stakeholders during the first half of March.




Start April 8, 2020 - 9:00 am
End April 9, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Location The Ashok Hotel New Delhi


The Draft Program will be announced soon.