The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is an international organization established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO has 20 specialist institutions that undertake training and research programs in various fields of education, science, and culture. Each Regional Centre has a Governing Board composed of senior education officials from each SEAMEO Member Country.
The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) is the main regional implementation partner of the Fit for School Program. With its mandate to promote research and development of innovative approaches and capacity development in the education sector, SEAMEO INNOTECH collaborates with GIZ towards strengthening school-based management of WASH and health programs in Southeast Asian schools.With its mandate to promote research and development of innovative approaches and capacity development in the education sector, SEAMEO INNOTECH collaborates with GIZ towards strengthening school-based management of WASH and health programs in Southeast Asian schools.
The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG6. GIZ currently provides the SuSanA secretariat.
GIZ works with UNICEF in mainstreaming the ‘Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools’ and in supporting its implementation as adapted to each country’s context. Through learning exchange platforms and collaborative research, both agencies share lessons towards effective implementation of school-based WASH programs.
who western pacific regional office
Through information exchange and synergy-oriented coordination, GIZ collaborates with WHO-WPRO in the area of school-based approaches to improve health of school-aged children and in addressing relevant public health problems within the region, such as soil-transmitted helminths and other hygiene-related diseases, as well as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
parTners in academia
The Fit for School Program has worked with the following academic institutions in the implementation of the Fit for School Program Assessment Study, which evaluated the impact of the program on health, WASH, and education indicators:
- University College London
- University of Oklahoma
- Friedrich Schiller University Jena
- University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health
- University of the Philippines – College of Public Health
- Xavier University – Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
- Universitas Padjadjaran
- Universitas Indonesia
- Lao PDR Ministry of Health – Faculty of Dentistry