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The Southeast Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) is a scientific and educational society set up in 1990 by a group of geographers to organise the inaugural SEAGA Conference in Brunei Darussalam. Its members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography and geographic education. As of February 2006, the association is formally registered with Singapore’s Registrar of Societies.

 

At present, SEAGA is an organisation which does not collect subscription fees from its official members. From 1990 to 2005, Professor Goh Kim Chuan, as the President of the association, has been instrumental in exploring and prodding geography departments in the region to host the international conferences. In this respect, the response from such departments has been most encouraging. The history of SEAGA could be traced to the first International conference on Geography in the Southeast Asian region organised by the Department of Geography, Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 1990. Since then the Association has been active in encouraging as well helping to organise the SEAGA biennial conferences in countries within ASEAN. The list of conferences held and venues include:

 

  • 1990 Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • 1992 University of Jogjakarta, Indonesia
  • 1994 University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • 1996 Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • 1998 National Institute of Education/NUS, Singapore
  • 2001 Universiti Bangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2004 Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • 2006 National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • 2008 Univerisity of Philippines, Philippines
  • 2010 Hanoi National University of Education and Hanoi National University of Sciences
  • 2012 National Institute of Education, Singapore 

   

 

 

These meetings provided a platform for researchers on any aspect of Southeast Asia, from within or outside the region to share their research findings in geography or related areas. The international character of these conferences has been unmistakable as there is strong interests from fellow geographers from many countries outside Southeast Asia. The conferences also affords an opportunity for geographers to connect with each other and through the network enhance cooperation in joint research, student fieldwork or even staff exchange. One aspect SEAGA has been encouraging is to make the conferences accessible to geography teachers in each of the host countries as well as graduate students either through their direct participation in sharing their research findings or having a complementary one-day workshop on some aspects of the teaching of topics in geography. In this way, the Association hopes to improve and revitalise the status of geography in the region.

 

 

 

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17/11/2009 14:16

SEAGA Education Forum 2010 in March

A new education forum has been scheduled for 2010. Please find out more by clicking HERE.
17/11/2009 10:30

SEAGA Conference 2010

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Demise of Professor Ooi Giok Ling, President SEAGA

We regret to inform you that Professor Ooi Giok Ling, President of SEAGA  passed away on 5 October 2009.   The funeral wake is held at 98 Duchess Road, Spore 269022.  The cortege will leave on Thursday, 8 October 2009 at 8.00 am for Mandai Crematorium Hall 2 for cremation at 9.00...
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Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Meeting

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11/02/2009 17:00

Forum: Cities and Climate Change

Registration is closed!   As of now, more than 150 participants have registered, from schools, government departments and civil society. Report of the event will be available after 15 Feburary 2009.

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