International Youth Centre (IYC) -
11 June 2022 (Saturday)
The Malaysian Youth SDG Summit
THIS YEAR, WE ARE FEATURING LOCAL BEST PRACTICES STORIES
This hybrid mode (online & physical) summit will serve as a valuable platform to:
(a) find new ways to mobilize, empower, and inspire young people to take action towards the Global Goals, in localizing SDG.
(b) enable young Malaysian SDG practitioners to meet with like-minded people and industry peers.
Guest of Honor and Special Guest for Youth SDG Summit
Speakers of 2022 Youth SDG Summit
HOW SMALL ACTIONS CAN SPARK TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT: COVID-19 DIARY
Muhammad Zhafir, 25, representing The Good Society IIUM, initially started as a small initiative (the Covid-19 Diary) by the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) students to improve the students’ mental health during the pandemic. After witnessing the growth of this initiative, the team decided to expand towards social movements such as participating in the international campaign ‘Stop the Annexation on Palestine’, which ultimately lead to the establishment of SDG’s based registered society under IIUM Gombak.
Sekolah Rimba : Solusi Kepupusan Budaya
Nurnabila Aisyah, 20, representing Sekolah Rimba Kampung Peta, seeks to preserve the Jakun Indigenous Group culture by creating new job opportunities in Kampung Peta, Rompin, Johor. She recognises the importance of preserving the skill to make traditional clothes and master the medicine practice using forest herbs and implores the culture to be transformed into teachable syllabus.
Education is a Tool of Change
Naqibah, 29, representing Borneo Komrad expressed on her organisation’s project: Sekolah Alternatif, an educational project for the eradication of illiteracy amongst undocumented children in Malaysia, reaching up to 150 people. The school serves as a platform to express, play, develop personal and education through literacy and numeracy mastery to the marginalised children. With the precept that “Education is a tool of change”, collectively, they have empowered their graduated students to advocate against the social problems among other stateless children. Now, Borneo Komrad, with Miss Naqibah, has established up to 5 community driven schools to address this in their local communities.
Youth Can Change the World
Joyien Chiew, 29, representing Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM), believes that every youth has potential that can be explored and developed. Through JCI, she has been active in training and conducting team building activities for youth as she strongly believes that the young people are the leaders of the future. Accordingly, she implores the youth to believe in themselves and start action in localising SDGs.
Advance Talents for Global Goals: Building My Own Collective
Ahmad Faiz Yazid, 20, an enthusiastic youth who has been involved in research and publications since high school (ever since he was 15 years old), now a Khazanah scholar at Universiti Malaya, will join us as he demonstrates how the new technology and analytical methodologies, when used responsibly, can enable more flexible, efficient, and evidence-based decision-making of policies, as well as the more inclusive and equitable measurement of progress on the SDGs.
Along the way with the SDG
Pristine Khoo, 17 representing Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malaysia as 2020/2021 charter president of the JCI Junior Club in Penang Chinese Girl’s High School. She actively partakes in JCI activities such as participating in the 2022 Global Youth UN Ambassador, a project by JCI Japan. Join Khoo as she talks about how she and the committee successfully organized an online youth camp focusing on Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institution for high school students.
Climate Action from Religious Approach: Islamic Environmentalism
Nor Aishah, 27, representing Grass Malaysia, our green activist advocates for environmental awareness among all walks of life. She empowers environmental activists through Grass Malaysia Laskar Alam Training. This workshop provides training to develop eco-activists who care about the environment from the context of understanding Islamic principles such as tawhid, khalifah and mizan. They will look into the Islamic perspective on how the importance of religion in understanding and addressing climate change can promote grassroots action.
Inisiatif MYSaveFood@Ramadan: Satu Solusi?
Fakhrul, 30, representing MYSaveFood initiative, has been working on reducing food waste that occurred at the Ramadan bazaar throughout the month of Ramadan. Other than reducing food waste, this initiative is also carried out to help out those in needs. With the help of the volunteers at the bazaar, the remaining food that was not sold will be gathered and distributed to those in needs. In 2019, a total of 22007kg of food was being saved and helped 44000 people that need it.
Let's save the world, one green meal at a time
Ayjaz Zyad and Karev Tan , representing Plant-Based Junior Advocates of Malaysia introduced the localising of the SDGs by the advocacy of adoption of plant-based lifestyles with online and offline activities including bazaars and online cooking webinars, in educating parents and children on the importance and implementation of obtaining the recommended servings of daily diet for the development of a healthy and sustainable community in his locality.
Together, we BOLEH
Kai Lee, 25, representing Community Transformation Initiative, CTI, advocates and localises the SDGs through the Poverty Alleviation Project at Kota Damansara. With her organisation, 69% of households have been covered through income protection plans, PRUKasih, collaborated sewing training, maths coaching, and nutritional programs for the urban poor community in her locality.
Youth in Act for Sustainability (YAS Initiative)
Madhura, 26, representing Bites N Beans Café, will be introducing their project which helps in reducing unemployability and achieving decent work and economic growth for the youths and women living in urban poverty. They aim to create a new generation who have been trained in baking skill and entrepreneurship, so that they can use that skill to become more employable. With her sharing, it is hoped that more youth and women can be inspired and be more confident to be part of the community.
Lakshwin, 29, representing Women of Will (WOW), a non-profit based that focused on empowering women with their business sustainability and profitability so it may provide a better life for them and their families. WOW has been successfully running in Malaysia including Sabah which brings more women from lower socioeconomic status to lights. In the process of helping, WOW has also set up a Sewing Centre and Community Kitchen where they have worked with a total of 2400 women from 26 communities and have developed 59 community leaders from them.
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