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Planning meeting - 9-10th February 2004

Chiang Mai


General objectives of the project:

  • Training of core training staff
  • Supply of computers and other requirements.

Planning meeting objectives:

  • Seeking commitment from the participating countries
  • Identification of core staff who would participate in the professional development workshop to be held later in 2004. Three core staff to be identified including one leader in each of the fields of management, teacher training and curriculum.
  • Identification of in-country contact points for the project.


UNESCO Representatives:

·      Fumihiko Shinohara, Project Manager, UNESCO Bangkok

·      L.E. Munjanganja, Programme Specialist in TVE, APEID

·      Perminda Fernanda, Consultant

·      Ian Robertson, Resource Person


In addition, three representatives from each of the following countries attended the meeting:

·      Bangladesh

·      Cambodia

·      Laos

·      Myanmar

·      Nepal

·      Viet Nam


Programme agenda

9 February, 2004



Registration of participants by APEID Secretariat



Welcome and introductory remarks

L.E. Munjanganja


A Statement on the JFIT-ICT in Education project

Fumihiko Shinohara


ICT in TVE Project: Elements, and roles and requirements for effective implementation

L.E. Munjanganja


Tea/Coffee Break



ICT in TVE Project: Contributions and commitments of beneficiary countries

L.E. Munjanganja


Report on situation analysis of ICT infrastructure in departments of TVE in beneficiary countries – The findings

Perminda Fernando


Lunch Break



Report on situation analysis – infrastructure requirements – The recommendations

Perminda Fernando


ICT in TVE: Some insights

Training needs analysis: methodologies and roles of contact points in project implementation

Ian Robertson


Tea/Coffee Break



Training needs analysis (TNA)(contd.)

Ian Robertson

10 February, 2004


Review of outcomes of discussions on roles and commitments, and TNA

L.E. Munjanganja


Draft implementation plan

Ian Robertson


Tea/Coffee Break



Review of implementation plan in groups

L.E. Munjanganja and Ian Robertson





Outline of draft final plan and summary of roles and commitments: Discussion

Ian Robertson


Tea/Coffee Break



Concluding comments

L.E. Munjanganja

As a result of the meeting the following outcomes were achieved:

  • Participants clearly understood the nature of the ICT in TVE project. They understood the contributions and commitments that each country would need to make to the project. All countries appeared to support continued participation in the project.
  • Participants were provided with presentations about the nature and use of ICT in TVE. They appeared to leave the meeting with a greater understanding of the role of ICT in TVE, and the issues associated with implementation of ICT in TVE.
  • Participants were provided with a presentation on Training Needs Analysis and a framework for conducting a Training Needs Analysis. Each country worked with this framework and developed the skills required to complete the analysis on return to their own country. Each country develop draft recommendations of
  • Goals
  • Target group
  • Skills required.
  • Delegates left the meeting with a clear understanding of the tasks that they were required to complete by the 27 February
  • Identification of a contact person
  • Send seven CVs with representatives of management, teacher training and curriculum for selection of the core group
  • Completion of the Training Needs Analysis and development of a training plan
  • Return of TVET surveys by 27 February. 
  • ICT Infrastructure in Departments of TVE in Beneficiary Countries
  • General recommendations for upcoming Professional Development Workshop
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)