Asia Pacific Region

Where we work

Asian Pacific Region

Where we work

OMEP is an international non profit, civil society organization that works all over the world. Its National Committees are active in more than 60 countries around the world.

At present, OMEP is working in 5 Regions, each one chaired by a Regional Vice President appointed at the World Assembly for a three-year (3-year) period, which can be renewed once.

Each National Committee belongs to a Region of OMEP: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Regional Assemblies are held at least once a year, comprising members of the National Committees of the Region concerned, upon convening with the Regional Vice President. These meetings are aimed at defining the programmes and projects of the Region in accordance with the Strategic Plan approved at the World Assembly and also reviewing the work of the Regions and determining future activities.

The OMEP Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Region is Udomluck Kulapichitr vpasiapacific@omepworld.org 

At the moment, there are 12 National Committees and 1 Preparatory Committee: Australia, China, China-Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Island Nations, Pakistan, Philippines (Preparatory Committee), Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand.

The Asia-Pacific Region is in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. Asia-Pacific includes South, East, Southeast Asia, as well as Oceania. With more than 23 countries and 14 main languages, there is a huge cultural richness and big economic differences.



1. General Information of the National Committee

Country: Australia
Address of the National Committee: 7 The Crest,
City: Frenchs Forest
Zip Code: 2086
Institutional email address: info@omepaustralia.org.au
Institutional webpage: https://omepaustralia.org.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OMEPAustralia
Year of creation of the National Committee: 1948

2. Institutional Information

National Executive Committee

National President

  1. Name: Professor Sandie Wong
  2. E- mail: Sandie.wong@mq.edu.au
  3. Profession: Professor in Early Childhood

Other National Committee Positions

Member 1

  1. Name: Dr Leanne Gibbs
  2. Role: Treasurer
  3. E- mail: leannemg3@gmail.com
  4. Profession: Academic

Member 2

  1. Name: Dr Helen Logan
  2. Role: Secretary
  3. E- mail: helenloganis@gmail.com
  4. Profession: Retired Early Childhood Academic

Member 3

  1. Name: Associate Professor Wendy Boyd
  2. Role: Membership Secretary
  3. E- mail: Wendy.Boyd@scu.edu.au
  4. Profession: Associate Professor in Early Childhood

Member 4

  1. Name: Arian Ploeg
  2. Role: Communications Officer
  3. E- mail: arian_p@hotmail.com
  4. Profession: Lecturer in Early Childhood

3. Information on the members of the National Committee

OMEP members by membership type

Individuals members
1-  Active members: 55
2- Honorary members 0


Institutional Members
1-  Centers, Schools and Public Kindergartens: 3
2-  Universities: 1

Member Profile
No data

Chapters or subcommittees

Provincial or State: 1 Chapter Western Australia; 6 subcommittees across Australia

4. Networking

Organizations with which the National Committee has alliances:

Macquarie University, Sydney
Southern Cross University, NSW
University of Wollongong, NSW
Deacon University, Victoria Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Goodstart Early Learning
Northside Community Services

National President: Jing Zhou (Executive President)
Institution: OMEP Chinese National Committee
Address: Department of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, East China Normal University, No. 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China, 200062
Telephone: +86-13918901018 / +86-139184399
FAX: +86-21-62220996
Email: jzhou@spe.ecnu.edu.cn
Language: ENG

  1. General Information of the National Committee

Country:
Address of the National Committee: The Secretariat, OMEP-Hong Kong, Hing Fat Street, P.O. Box 38223, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
City: Hong Kong
Institutional email address: omephksecretary@gmail.com
Institutional webpage: https://www.omep.org.hk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OMEP-Hong-Kong-199564400195927
Year of creation of the National Committee: 1992

  1. Institutional Information

National Executive Committee

National President

  1. Name: Dr. Amelia Lee, MH
  2. E- mail: amenylee@hkbu.edu.hk
  3. Profession: Associate Dean (Programme Development) and Head of Early Childhood and Elementary
    Education, Hong Kong Baptist University

Other National Committee Positions

Member 1

  1. Name: Dr. Maggie Koong, BBS, JP
  2. Role: Vice President
  3. E- mail: mkoong@vsa.edu.hk
  4. Profession: Chief Principal, Victoria (China) Education Group

Member 2

  1. Name: Dr. Jessie Wong
  2. Role: Secretary
  3. E- mail: jmswong@hkmu.edu.hk
  4. Profession: Assistant Professor, School of Education and Languages, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Member 3

  1. Name: Ms. Mary Tong
  2. Role: Treasurer
  3. E- mail: marytong2005@gmail.com
  4. Profession: School Manager, Hong Kong Kindergarten Association Pre-school

Member 4

  1. Name: Ms. Adelina Kong
  2. Role: Convener of Membership Sub-committee
  3. Profession: Pre-primary Educational Service Director, New Territories Women & Juveniles Welfare Association

Member 5

  1. Name: Dr. Jin Sun
  2. Role: Convener of Programme Sub-committee
  3. Profession: Associate Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

Member 6

  1. Name: Ms. Mary Wong
  2. Role: Convener of Policy Sub-committee
  3. Profession: Community Service Manager (Early Childhood Education), TWGHs

Member 7

1. Name: Dr. Suzannie Leung
2. Role: Convener of Publication Sub-committee
3. Profession: Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

3. Information on the members of the National Committee

OMEP members by membership type

a) Individuals members
Active members: 21
Honorary members 3

b) Institutional Members
Centers, Schools and Public Kindergartens: 7
Centers, Schools and Private Kindergartens: 4
Universities: 0
Civil society organizations: 0
Unions: 0
Others: 0

Member Profile

ECCE teachers: Few
ECCE facility managers/administrators: Few
Higher education teachers in ECCE (teacher training colleges, tertiary institutes, university): Some
Academic researchers: Few
Other professions: Some

  1. General Information of the National Committee

Country: Japan
Address of the National Committee: C/O JAPAN SOCIETY OF RESEARCH ON EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION,B.R Rojhe T-1, 3-2-2 Kudanshiita, Chiyoda-ku
City: Tokyo
Zip Code: 102-0073
Institutional email address: contact@omepjpn.org
Institutional webpage: https://www.omepjpn.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/omep_japan
Year of creation of the National Committee 1968

  1. Institutional Information

National Executive Committee
National President
1. Name: Nobuko KAMIGAICHI
2. E- mail: president@omepjpn.org
3. Profession: Professor,Jumonji University
Other National Committee Positions

Member 1
1. Name: Tomomi NAITO
2. Role: Vice-president
3. E- mail: f.vice-president@omepjpn.org
4. Profession: Professor, Den-en Chofu University

Member 2
1. Name: Tomoko NASUKAWA
2. Role: Vice-president
3. E- mail: s.vice-president@omepjpn.org
4. Profession: Professor, Momoyama Gakuen University of Education School of Human Education

Member 3 
1. Name: Yasuko YAHAGI
2. Role: Treasurer
3. E- mail: treasurer@omepjpn.org
4. Profession: Professor, Wayo Women’s University

Member 4
1. Name: Mutsuko YOSHINAGA
2. Role: General Secretary
3. E- mail: secretariat@omepjpn.org
4. Profession: Professor, Musashino University

  1. Information on the members of the National Committee

1. OMEP members by membership type Quantity
a) Individuals members
Active members: 309
Honorary members 2

b) Institutional Members
Centers, Schools and Public Kindergartens: 1
Centers, Schools and Private Kindergartens: 5
Universities: 0
Civil society organizations: 0
Unions: 2
Others: 3

2.Member Profile
a) ECCE teachers: Some
b) Non-professional educational agents: Some
c) ECCE facility managers/administrators: Many
d) Managers/administrators of primary education establishments: Few
e) Undergraduate and graduate students: Some
f) Postgraduate students: No data
g) Higher education teachers in ECCE (teacher training colleges,tertiary institutes, university): Many
h) Academic researchers: Some
i) Other professions: Some

3.Networking

Organizations with which the National Committee has alliances:
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan
Japan Committee for UNICEF

National President: Nwe Nwe Aung
Address: Room (205), Buliding (39), United Condo Ahlanpya Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Telephone: +95-1-384699
Email: yinthway.foundation@gmail.com / nwenwe62@gmail.com
Language: ENG

  1. General Information of the National Committee

Country: New Zealand 
Address of the National Committee: c/- Secretary, 19 Essex Road, Mount Eden
City: Auckland, New Zealand
Zip Code: 1024
Institutional email address: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
Institutional webpage: omepaotearoa.org.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/omepaotearoanewzealand
Year of creation of the National Committee: 1993

  1. Institutional Information

National Executive Committee

National President
1. Name: Charlotte ROBERTSON
2. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
3. Profession: Early childhood teacher (retired)


Other National Committee Positions

Member 1
1. Name: Maggie LYALL
2. Role: Vice-President
3. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
4. Profession: Teacher Educator, University of Waikato

Member 2
1. Name: Marianne KAYES
2. Role: Secretary
3. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
4. Profession: Hospital play specialist (retired)

Member 3
1. Name: Kristy AUSTIN
2. Role: Treasurer
3. E- mail: Omep.finance@gmail.com
4. Profession: Head teacher, public kindergarten

Member 4
1. Name: Glynne MACKEY
2. Role: International Coordinator
3. E- mail: Glynne.mackey@canterbury.ac.nz
4. Profession: Teacher Educator, University of Canterbury

Member 5
1. Name: Amanda HIGGINS
2. Role: Committee (website responsibility)
3. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
4. Profession: Professional Learnng and Development Coordinator, StoryPark

Member 6
1. Name: Gwen DAVITT
2. Role: Commttee
3. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
4. Profession: Teacher Educator, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand

Member 7
1. Name: Parisa TADI
2. Role: Committee (Publicity Officer/newsletter)
3. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
4. Profession: Teacher Educator, AUT University, Auckland

Member 8
1. Name: Diti HILL-DENEE
2. Role: International Subcommittee (ARNEC and OMEP Pacific Islands Nations)
3. E- mail: omepaotearoa@gmail.com
4. Profession: Honorary Academic, Faculty of Education & Social Work, University of Auckland

  1. Information on the members of the National Committee

OMEP members by membership type
a) Individuals members
Active members: 61
Honorary members 6

b) Institutional Members 19 in total
Centers, Schools and Public Kindergartens: Some (No schools)
Centers, Schools and Private Kindergartens: Most (No schools)
Universities: Some
Civil society organizations:
Unions: Nil

Member Profile

a) ECCE teachers: Many
b) Non-professional educational agents:
c) ECCE facility managers/administrators: Some
d) Managers/administrators of primary education establishments:
e) Undergraduate and graduate students: Few
f) Postgraduate students: Some
g) Higher education teachers in ECCE (teacher training colleges, tertiary institutes, university): Many (most are also researchers)
h) Academic researchers: Some
i) Other professions

Chapters or subcommittees

Regional: 5 (but we are changing our structure, so this might be different next year)

  1. Networking

Organizations with which the National Committee has alliances:

Early Education Federation
International Play Association (Aoteaoroa New Zealand)
Children’s Rights Alliance Aotearoa NZ (CRAANZ)
Under 5’s Wellbeing and Innovation Collective
Tick4Kids
UNICEF
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
ARNEC (Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood)
China-New Zealand Society
Hospital Play Specialists Assn of Aotearoa New Zealand

National President: Teimana Avanitele
Institution: Pacific Regional Council for Early Childhood Care and Education (PRC4ECCE)
Address: Education Department
Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports
Funafuti
Tuvalu
Telephone: +688-20414
Email: teiavantele@gmail.com
Language: ENG

National President
Noushad Ahmed Khan
Institution
The Pakistan Committee of OMEP
Address
2nd Floor, C-2 Shazco House
Block 13/A Gulshan-e-Ikbal
Karachi, Sindh 74400
Pakistan
Telephone
+92-21-4963877
Email
omep_pakistan@yahoo.com
Language
ENG
National President
Soonhwan Kim
Institution
OMEP Korean National Committee
Address
Faculty of Education, Ewha Womans University, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea 03760
Telephone
82-2-3277-2640
Email
omepkorea2803@hanmail.net
Web
http://www.omepkorea.org
Language
ENG
National President
Lily Wong
Institution
OMEP-Singapore
Address
11 Francis Thomas Drive Singapore
359933 Republic of Singapore
Email
lwong@alsauc.edu.sg
Web
http://www.omep-sgp.org , https://www.facebook.com/alsauc/
Language
ENG
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