Miriam College and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to officially seal their partnership as Philippine hosts to the 6th UNESCO-APEID meeting on Entrepreneurship Education 2017. CHED is the government funding agency for the event.

This meeting brings together 120-150 selected participants from the ASEAN, East, South Asia, and the Pacific Region to create a common framework for entrepreneurship curricula and programs in the region. This goal hopes to multiply opportunities for harmonizing entrepreneurship education that is aligned with national goals as well as empower the citizens of ASEAN and other Asia Pacific countries to respond to global demands.

6th UNESCO APEID Entrepreneurship Education conference

Signing the MOA were (in photo, center) CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan and Miriam College (MC) Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Maria Lourdes Q. Baybay witnessed by (from left) the Director for International Affairs Staff Atty. Lily Freida Milla, MC College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy (CBEA) Graduate Programs coordinator and ENEDA National President Dr. Elaine L. Boquiren, One Meralco Foundation OIC and event sponsor Neil Celeste Rara,  MC-CBEA Dean and current Country Chair for the 6th UNESCO APEID Dr. Antonio M. Lopez; and Maria Luisa B. Gatchalian, MC-Department of Entrepreneurship Chair and Programme Officer of the 6th UNESCO APEID Entrepreneurship Education conference. 

The signing was held at the Commission on Higher Education main office in Diliman.

The Asia Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) is a program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand. APEID was established as an inter-country co-operation program serving 47 Member States in the Asia-Pacific region.

The 6th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education carries the theme “Designing a Relevant and Innovative Entrepreneurship Education: Towards Mutual Recognition of Qualification in ASEAN, East and South Asia.” The event is sponsored by 3M and One Meralco Foundation. The event is also supported by Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (SERDEF), CCA Manila, Cengage and M2.0 Communications.

It will be held on October 23-25, 2017 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas on the first two days and at the Miriam College-Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center on the third and last day.