The 6th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on entrepreneurship education concluded a successful 3-day meeting and workshop scheduled last October 23 and 24 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas and on October 25, 2017 at Miriam College in Quezon City.
The Asia Pacific Programe of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) is a program of the United Nations, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok. Thailand. It was established as an inter-country co-operation program serving 47 member states in the Asia-Pacific region.
There were more than 120 participants from 20 countries in South Asia, East Asia and within ASEAN member countries who draw a common framework for an Entrepreneurship Program and its curriculum for the Asia Pacific member countries in the region.
“We are holding the meeting for the first time here in the Philippines and our aim is to come up with a curriculum model for Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education institutions to standardized competitiveness in this time of ASEAN integration and globalization,” said current country chair of the 6th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education Dr. Antonio Lopez. He is also the dean of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy of Miriam College. The school is currently the headquarters of the UNESCO Entrepreneurship Education Network.
Key Note Speakers
Delivering the keynote for the three days were Patricia B. Licuanan, Ph.D., Chair of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) who talked about the role of Higher Education in building a culture of entrepreneurship: Mr. Ramon Lopez, Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry who spoke about aligning national development goals with Entrepreneurship Education, and Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV who discussed the need for collective efforts of stakeholders in education towards a prosperous entrepreneurial society.
Mr. Jose Antonio T. Valdez shared the MERALCO pre-paid electricity system which serves almost 80,000 household as of October 2017 and will increase by almost 100,000 household customers by the year end and depending on the approval by the Energy Regulatory Commission, Meralco can serve up to 300,000 households by 2018.
The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. 3M has a very well-known culture of internal entrepreneurship among their employees and these have resulted in products like Post-its.
Mr. Jerome Patrick Cruz presented several important data about Leadership and Good Governance Matters data gathered from Transparency International for the past several decades.
Dr. Paz H. Diaz together with Ms. Maria Luisa B. Gatchalian were the moderators during the Synthesis. Dr. Paz H. Diaz is also a book author – Entrepreneurship, Study and Practice priced at Php 180 and Product Development for Small Enterprises at Php 390. The books can be bought at the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation Telephone (632)355-5348; Telefax No (632) 355-55-29
Center for Culinary Arts-Manila students
Center for Culinary Arts catered the meal during the event . The dishes reflects strong Filipino like pancit (noodles), puto, kutsinta,palitaw, chicken galantina, malungay with calamansi juice and international cuisines.
The Philippines is the 2017 country host represented by Miriam College– UNESCO EE Net Philippine Chapter with the support of UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand, and CHED.
At the farewell program, the delegates were treated to an Asia- Pacific Design/ fashion show by the students and organizers from Miriam College.