November 24, 2022— The Department of Education (DepEd) joined education leaders and representatives worldwide in the EDUtech Asia 2022 conducted last November 9-10 in Singapore.

Led by Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs and Partnerships Gerard L. Chan, the Department presented the Basic Education Development Plan (BEDP) 2030, The K-12 Basic Education Program, and TESDA’s Tulong-Trabaho Program further to illustrate the future of education in the Philippines as the needs of the workforce of the future inform it.

Terrapinn Pte Ltd, the organizer, invited the Department to speak at the Keynote Policy Panel: How the future of work is shaping education.

Other panel members were representatives from Southeast Asia, which includes education learners from Ministries of Education in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, with a moderator from Microsoft.

Meanwhile, Vietnam discussed the promotion of digitalization of Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Cambodia shared how they worked on integrating climate change into curriculum and technology. Malaysia is working on integrating Digital Citizenship and Global Citizenship Education (GCED).

The panel delivered an insightful discussion on developing a roadmap to inclusive, equitable, and accessible education alongside innovation in curriculums to meet the needs of the skills-based economy of the future.

The said event was able to gather 5,923 attendees, where they were able to interact and communicate with over 350+ speakers, 200+ EdTech Providers, and 30+ EdTech Startups discussing challenges, new developments, and the increasing role of technology within education.

EDUtech Asia is a dedicated festival for education leaders and policymakers from governments across the region to share their successes, strategies, and plans for the future of education, which continues to be shaped by the ongoing acceleration of digitalization.