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Sustainability Talk Series - September

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CGSS and PTI have successfully organized a sustainability talk series on 18 September 2018 at PTI USM. The talks were delivered by Dr. Normaliza Abdul Manaf (CGSS USM) and Prof. Dr.  Chan Ngai Weng (School of Humanities, USM). The talk series was organized to educate and spread awareness with regard to the importance of managing solid waste through 4R approach and water conservation for sustainability.


KEMAS Certification Programme at USM

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KEMAS has organized a ceremony to award an offer letter for continuation of study at USM to KEMAS staff which was held on 14 September 2018, PLK Hall, Kepala Batas, Penang. The certification programme will be kicking off on 29 September 2018 in which KEMAS staff will be learning 5 courses related to Sustainable Organization Management, delivered by USM lecturers from September to December (weekends). 


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CGSS in collaboration with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” (FTZ-NK) have successfully organized the 4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2018) on 28 - 30th August 2018 at University Conference Hall (DPU), USM. The symposium with the theme of  "Universities As Living Labs For Sustainable Development: Supporting The Implementation Of The Sustainable Development Goals", has gathered academician and students from different part of the world to share their experience and knowledge in promoting sustainability at their universities. 

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Sustainability Talk Series - August

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CGSS and PTI have successfully organized a sustainability talk series on 9 August 2018 at PTI USM. The talks were delivered by CGSS Director, Dr Suzyrman Sibly and Dr Faizal Baharom from the School of Housing, Building, and Planning, USM. The talk series was organized to educate and spread awareness with regard to sustainability lifestyles and energy conservation among USM staff.  


Triennial Meeting of KESATERIA, Penang Branch 

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The CGSS Deputy Director, Dr. Mohd Sayuti Hassan has been invited to attend the Triennial Meeting of Kesatuan KEMAS Semenanjung Malaysia (KESATERIA) of Penang Branch on 30 July 2018 at the Seberang Jaya EKSPO Hall, Seberang Jaya, Penang. The meeting was inaugurated by YB Dr. Afif Bahardin, the Penang State Exco of Agriculture, Agro-Based Industries, Rural Development, and Health. Dr. Mohd Sayuti Hassan also received a certificate of appreciation from the Chairman of KEMAS, YBhg. Tuan Haji Abdullah Mohamed Shariff and the Director of KEMAS, YBhg. Tuan Mohamad Zaki Haji Ismail.


 MDP Global Summit 2018 at Porto, Portugal

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 CGSS Director, Dr Suzyrman Sibly has been invited to attend MDP Global Summit on 24-28 June 2018 in Proto Portugal, co-hosted by the Institute Superior de Engeharia do Porto (ISEP). MDP Global Summit which is held annually in different countries gathers all MDP coordinator and experts to discuss on the implementation of SDGs, MDP programme, and many more. MDP programme, monitored by the Global Association Board of MDP and supported by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, has been offered globally in 31 universities in 6 continents. The programme has been offered in USM Kuala Lumpur since September 2014.

Discussion with BPPBPP

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A meeting was successfully held between CGSS with Penang Bumiputera Participation Coordination Division (BPPBPP) on 12 June 2018 at Penang Federal Building, Penang. The meeting was to discuss on any community projects that can be collaborated between CGSS and BPPBPP to improve the well-being of bumiputera people in Penang. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan and the Deputy Director of BPPBPP (Planning & Monitoring Section), Mr Rosli Othman.


Discussion with PCEB 

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A meeting has been conducted between CGSS and Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) on 11 June 2018 at CGSS Conference Room. The meeting was to discuss on activities with regard to USM’s upcoming international event, World Symposium on Sustainable Development which will be held on August 2018 whereby PCEB will be one of the sponsors for the event.


WSU101 Exhibition: Prize Giving Ceremony

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10 groups from WSU101 were named as the winners of WSU101 Sustainability Exhibition 2018. 3 groups won the Grand Prize and 7 groups won the Consolation Prize for their outstanding sustainability projects. The Deputy Director of CGSS cum WSU101 Coordinator, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan presented the hampers to all group representatives. Congratulations to all groups for participating. 


First Europe - Africa - Asia RCE Youth Virtual Conference

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Global RCE Youth Network in collaboration with RCE Kano, Nigeria; RCE London, UK; RCE Penang, Malaysia; and also in partnership with CGSS has successfully conducted the First Europe - Africa - Asia RCE Youth Virtual Conference with unique theme “South-North Migration Adversity and the ESD’s Role on 30 April 2018 at GSB Meeting Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The virtual conference, moderated by Ms Vishantini from CGSS, was “to discuss ways of addressing the challenge of youth unemployment, climate change, TVET and entrepreneurship that trigger mass migration to Europe through virtual conference in order to expose the negative impacts of the mass migration to the nations affected in both Africa, Europe and Asia”.

Presenters, Professor Ros Wade, RCE London/London South Bank University; Professor Sadiya Sani Daura, RCE Kano/Bayero University Kano; Professor Suriati Ghazali, RCE Penang/Universiti Sains Malaysia; and Associate Professor Dr Hafidzi Noor Mohd, Universiti Putra Malaysia as well as other stakeholders on migration and ESD from across the globe, were given the opportunity to present their works related to migration issue


 Discussion with Fraser's Hill Development Corporation

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A meeting was successfully held between CGSS with Fraser's Hill Development Corporation (PKBF) on 26 April 2018 at Tourism Pahang Office, Kuantan, Pahang. The meeting was to discuss on eco-tourism related researches and projects in improving the number of tourists and sustaining tourism areas without destroying the biodiversity in Pahang. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan, the General Manager of PKBF, Dato’ Ishak Mokhtar, and the Senior Manager of Promotion Unit of PKBF, Mr. Kamaruddin Ibrahim.


Discussion with MOTAC Pahang

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A meeting was successfully held between CGSS with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Pahang Office on 25 April 2018 at MOTAC Pahang Office, Kuantan, Pahang. The meeting was to discuss on eco-tourism related researches and projects to improve the number of tourists and sustaining tourism areas in Pahang. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan and the Director of MOTAC Pahang, YBhg. Dato' Hj. Idros bin Yahya.


Discussion with UPEN Pahang

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A meeting was successfully held between CGSS with UPEN Pahang on 25 April 2018 at UPEN Pahang Office, Kuantan, Pahang. The meeting was to discuss on any collaborative  researches and projects which could help the government to solve issues in Pahang. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan and the Division Secretary of UPEN Pahang, Yh Dato' Chua Bon Ling.


CGSS Site Visit to Johol

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CGSS has organized a site visit to Johol, Negeri Sembilan on 21 April 2018. The site visit, joined by CGSS staff and Kampus Sejahtera secretariats, was to explore places and discuss on research and community projects that could be collaborated and organized with the local people in Johol. 


CGSS Site Visit to The Habitat

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CGSS team made a visit to The Habitat, Penang Hill on 18 April 2018. The visit was participated by CGSS staff and two lecturers from School of Biological Sciences, USM; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asyraf Mansor and Dr. Nadine Ruppert. The visit was to inspect the area for CGSS's upcoming event, 4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U) which is expected to be held on 28-30 August 2018. The Habitat, one of a kind world-class ecotourism site in Malaysia, "aims to promote environmental consciousness and conservation awareness tourism".


4th International Workshop on UI Green Metric

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CGSS represented USM in the 4th International Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings (IWGM), held on 8-10 April 2018 at Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia. The international workshop had successfully gathered 152 speakers and participants from 25 countries. Speakers from different universities shared their sustainability initiatives conducted as part of their effort to tranform their universities to be a sustainable campus. UI Green Metric, introduced in 2010, is an initiative by Universitas Indonesia to rank participating universities from all over the world for their sustainability efforts as part of UI's effort to "draw the attention of university leaders and stake holders to combate global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling, and green transportation". 


 Community Programme at Balik Pulau

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USM, represented by CGSS & Gabungan Anak Pulau Pinang Association (GAPP USM)  has been invited to join a community programme "Program Bakti Siswa Jalinan Kasih Balik Pulau", co-organized by Student Development Affairs & Alumni Division (BHEPA USM) and GAPP USM. The programme, held on 30 March to 1 April 2018 at Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau, Penang was launched by the Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia, Dato' Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin Haji Yahaya. GAPP, as the secretariat, helped to conduct several activities such as cleaning the village, and kids games, and many more. The students also helped the villagers to prepare food for the programme. The programme is one of the initatives in giving the opportunity to USM students to help the community outside the campus.


 Discussion with UPEN Perlis

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A meeting was held between CGSS with UPEN Perlis on 27 March 2018 at UPEN Perlis, Kangar, Perlis. The meeting was to discuss on sustainability-related projects which could help the government to solve issues in Perlis. Present at the meeting were the Deputy Director of CGSS, Dr Mohd Sayuti Hassan and the Principle Assistant Director (Macro) of UPEN Perlis, Madam Sanisah Sarnuji.


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