Last updated: February 16, 2023

RCE Central Semenanjung

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
November, 2014
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Central Semenanjung is hosted by the Universiti Malaya (UM), the oldest higher education institution in Malaysia, and was initiated by the Universiti Malaya Living Lab and Center for Dialogue & Transformation (UM LL/CDT) based in Fraser Hill, Pahang, Malaysia. Previously, RCE Central Semenanjung is placed under the administration of The Community and Sustainability Centre (UMCares). As of January 2022, the new host of RCE Central Semenanjung is the Universiti Malaya Sustainability and Development Centre (UMSDC). 

Research and activities at RCE Central Semenanjung are designed to integrate the surrounding natural environment, socio-economic activities and human community in a sustainable and symbiotic manner. The main focuses of RCE Central Semenanjung since its establishment are more on extending the collaboration with stakeholders by finding better mechanisms through meetings and jointly-collaborated programs. Outreach and awareness programs in understanding ESD are implemented through formal, informal/non-formal education for multiple levels of stakeholders. Several programs for youth empowerment were planned accordingly to nurture self-awareness on ESD as the legacy for the younger generation. Other than that, RCE Central Semenanjung is establishing the official channel of communication and advertisement through a website, Facebook and Instagram.

We welcome collaboration with other RCE members worldwide. Engagement opportunities include, but are not limited to research partnership, participation in symposiums and seminars, volunteering opportunities, and others.

Goals and Objectives:


Engaging sustainability through impactful projects across local, nation and international levels with the aim of sharing knowledge for the benefit of community.

Goals and objectives:

  • Training on ESD and green technology to educators, local authorities and community
  • Develop management plan for ESD through collaboration among stakeholders
  • Generate regional ESD good practices guidelines which is applicable to the community
  • Promoting sustainable development practices in the existing community


Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Universiti Malaya through Universiti Malaya Sustainability and Development Centre (UMSDC)

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: UM Sustainability and Development Centre (UMSDC) and respective units: EcoCampus@UM, Rimba Ilmu & Makerspace@UM
Role: Supporting RCE Central Semenanjung activities through promotion and stakeholders networking

Current Activities:
  • 3 UM Circular Economy Living Lab Projects
  • 3 UM Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Living Lab Projects
  • UM Sustainability Volunteer Program
Upcoming Activities:
  • Citizen Science Month (April 2023)
  • Universiti Malaya Sustainability Month 2023 (5 May - 5 June 2023)
  • UM Explorace 2023: Promotion of Eco-and-Edutourism in UM (January 2023)
  • School Competition: DIY Made Simple 2019 - Best of Waste Management Practices
  • UM Student Chapter: UMCares Competition-Development of Holistic Students
  • UM Tropical Camp
  • UM Community Fair
Communication Channels
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Associate Professor Dr. Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad
Secondary RCE Contact:
Mr. Mohd Fadhli Rahmat Fakri
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Associate Professor Dr. Zul Ilham Zulkiflee Lubes
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

RCE Central Semenanjung
c/o Universiti Malaya Sustainability and Development Centre (UMSDC)

Level 6, Research Management and Innovation Complex (RMIC)
Universiti Malaya
50603, Kuala Lumpur,