Given the large geographical spread of the Asia-Pacific region, the region is divided into several sub-regions with shared geographic, historical and cultural ties. These sub-regions are endowed with inter-governmental agencies with programmes of co-operation.
South-East Asian countries are seeking close alignment in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their education counterpart the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). South Asian countries come together in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The Pacific Islands are brought together in the Pacific Forum.
Sub-regional organizations play a significant role in the efficient coordination of regional-level actions, implementation of the 3 thematic areas of the regional roadmap: advocacy, capacity building, and monitoring, within their respective sub-regional contexts.
Three regional organizations have developed their own education framework integrating SDG4 goals and targets, and providing detail strategies and programmes to achieve SDG4 in their respective sub regions.
|Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)||
|South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)||
|Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)|