Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao, Dean of the Faculty of Education (FEd) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), together with Dr. Ma. Theresa de Villa, former FEd Dean and Asst. Prof. Roja Rivera participated in the SEAsia Springboard meeting held on 22-23 March 2018 at Sunway University, Malaysia. The event is a follow-up meeting for the collaborative project between Sunway University, Malaysia and Lancaster University, United Kingdom. The invitation to participate in the meeting is an outcome of the visiting professorship of Dr. Don Passey from Lancaster University done with UPOU in February 2018.

Organized by the Lancaster University, United Kingdom and Sunway University, Malaysia, the SEAsia Springboard meeting aimed to develop collaborative long-term research proposals that would address the education component of UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposals should focus on raising awareness, exploring appropriate interventions and co-creating policies for the welfare development of communities, regions and countries involved.