The objective of this third sub-regional South-East Asian Teacher Training Workshop is to bring educators and heritage experts together in order to reinforce regional networks and promote innovative teaching methods and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). 

Following on from the two previous workshops which took place in Sukhothai (Thailand) in 2000 and Vigan (Philippines) in 2001, the Workshop will also review and assess the results of the multi-year work plan for mainstreaming World Heritage Education in the national formal and informal curricula.

At the end of the two-day meeting, based on participants' experience in the promotion and implementation of World Heritage Education and their experiments with newly-developed materials and methods, achievements will be highlighted and a follow-up work plan for the sub-regional will also be drawn up.

The meeting is organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Penang Heritage Trust and Badan Warisan Malaysia.