Secretariat Team

Thirty-eight (38) people are identified to play a role in the APPGM-SDG Secretariat. Unlike 2020 and 2021 where key positions were held by volunteers, a bulk of work shall be undertaken by full-time staff due to the work demands and dateline. However, we do recognize that expert input and experience are among many of the academics and senior civil society partners and therefore their role is essential.

The Secretariat operates not in a hierarchical way but in a flat level of leadership structure with consultation and support. Senior members of the team who are subject experts are also custodians of the localizing SDGs project. 

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Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria

Head of APPGM-SDG Secretariat
Nur Rahmah Othman

Executive Officer
(Operation & Special Initiatives)
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Anthony Tan Kee Huat

Executive Officer
(Finance & Special Functions)
James Ryan Raj
Executive Officer
Dr. Teo Sue Ann

Executive Officer
Zoel Ng Yuet Yeng

Executive Officer
(Networking & Youth Development)
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Dr Jain Yassin

Research & Solutions Officer (Sabah)
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Prof Madya Dr Zaimuariffudin Shukri Nordin

Research & Solutions Officer (Sarawak)
Farah Hanim Mohd Sharif

Research & Solutions Officer (North)
Dr Wan Suzita Wan Ibrahim

Research & Solutions Officer (East Coast)
Oswald Timothy Edward

Research & Solutions Officer (South)
Ain Nasiehah Amiruddin

Research & Solutions Officer (Central)
Paniirselvam Jayaraman

Project Management Officer
Pavithra A/P Sukumaran

Project Management
(Poverty & Community Organising)

resource person

Historical Timeline

CSO discussion in Oct 2015 & formation of the Malaysian CSO- SDG Alliance.
Panel of speakers:
EPU, SUHAKAM, ISIS Malaysia, PROHAM, Bar Council & NGOs.

CSO Input to VNR (2017) & SDG National Roadmap (2018).

On July 17, 2017 Malaysia presented the VNR report at the UN in New York.

Malaysian CSOs hosted a feedback discussion at the UN Plaza on July 18, 2017. 

Malaysian CSOs also met the EPU Minister at the UN in New York on July 18, 2017 to share our views and concerns. 

Malaysian VNR 2017 - CSO active at HLPF in New York process. 

UN Award for SDG work. This is a significant recognition for the Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance Oct 2017.

Dinner on July 1, 2019 hosted by Speaker of Parliament on the formation of the APPGM-SDG.

First Chair & Deputy –Oct 2019.

At APPGM-SDG Committee @ Parliament on March 10, 2021.

Photo of key office bearers taken at the Society AGM on March 9, 2021.

Launch of the APPGM-SDG Annual Report (2020).

APPGM-SDG Report (2020) distributed to MPs (14 Sept 2021).

YB Chair – Policy briefing & speech in parliament (Jan 20, 2022).

sdg 17 partnership for goals 

Become A Member of the malaysian cso-sdg alliance

Being a part of the Malaysian CSO-SDG Platform means being a member of a large cross-thematic network of Malaysian NGOs, think thank, social enterprises to be seen as a solid front for CSOs to push for SDG development.

Step 1. FIll Up the form to express interest.
Step 2. Participate in the orientation to understand how the platform works. 
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