RCE Kuching

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Rce details
Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
Malaysia
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
September, 2018
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Kuching aims to engage with all sectors in society, especially youth to raise the sustainability literacy of the rural and urban communities of Kuching. This constitutes the urban and rural communities spread around the Sarawak River, which is the main source of water to Kuching city and its suburbs. 

Kuching is one of the twelve administrative divisions of Sarawak in Borneo. It is the most populous division of Sarawak comprising the districts of Kuching, Lundu and Bau with an area of around 430 sq km. Kuching is also the capital of Sarawak and occupies both banks of the Sarawak River.

Goals and Objectives:

RCE Kuching will have a key role of facilitating education, research and dialogues that will help address issues surrounding:

  • Rivers Conservation
  • Sustainable Communities Development
  • Eco-Tourism

RCE Objectives:

  • Build a cross-sector network of organisations and individuals in the local community who are dedicated to the education of sustainable development
  • Promote community awareness and proactive actions towards sustainable social, economic and environmental development
  • Promote collaborative research programs and innovation in the various SDGs
  • Integrate, deliver and expand ESD for SDGs to all levels of the community
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

UCSI University

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: UCSI Group
Role: Advisory Committee
Contact name: Dato Peter Ng
Contact email: peterng@ucsigroup.com.my

Name of organisation: Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak
Role: Advisory Committee
Contact name: YB. Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
Contact email: abdulkj@sarawak.gov.my

Name of organisation: Malaysian Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education (MyCenTHE)
Role: Advisory committee
Contact name: Professor Dr. Kashif Hussain
Contact email: kashif@ucsiuniversity.edu.my

Name of organisation: WormingUp
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Wee Hung Yee
Contact email: Jeff@WormingUp.com

Name of organisation: Sarawak Research Society (SRS)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Dr. Hiram Ting
Contact email: sarawakresearchsociety@gmail.com

Name of organisation: Kuching Chefs Association (KCA)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Judy Sung Pei Sia
Contact email: sungps@ucsiuniversity.edu.my

Name of organisation: Junior Chamber International (JCI)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Emily Bong Shanny
Contact email: jcikchprexy@gmail.com

Name of organisation: The Champions
Role: Stakeholder Committee, RCE Youth Ambassador Programme Partners
Contact name: John Paul Davis
Contact email: john.paul@thechampionskch.com

Name of organisation: Kolej Sunway Kuching
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Joseph Lim
Contact email: jlim@swck.edu.my

Name of organisation: WWF-Malaysia
Role:  Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Nor Shidawati Abdul Rasid
Contact email: nrasid@wwf.org.my

Name of organisation: G.A.M.E.S PLT
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Agnes Toner
Contact email: AgnesToner@ucsiuniversity.edu.my

Name of organisation: Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Ik Pahon Anak Joyik
Contact email: dbnakch@gmail.com

RCE Kuching Team: Coordinating Committee with all RCE Kuching stakeholders (Photo credit: UCSI University)
 

Activities
Current Activities:
  • RCE Youth Ambassador Programme
  • Water Quality Project (Research)
  • River Project – Sustainable management of fishing, tourism products
  • 3R Campaign in Targeted Schools in Riverine Communities through the ‘River for Everybody’ Campaign
  • SDG Awareness Campaign
  • River Art Competition
  • RCE Socio-Cultural, Economic Impact of Tourism Activities in Targeted Areas in Kuching
  • Sustainable Development Issues Forum
  • Eco-Campus Programme for Higher Education Institutions in Kuching with WWF-Malaysia

RCE Kuching’s first engagement session with local homestay operators at the Padawan, Kuching area on river conservation in their villages in collaboration with the Malaysian Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Education and UCSI University (Photo credit: UCSI University)

Upcoming Activities:
  • RCE Symposium – RCEs in Malaysia (8 October 2018)
Achievements:
Communication Channels
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Mukvinder Kaur Sandhu
mukvinders@ucsiuniversity.edu.my
Secondary RCE Contact:
Associate Professor Dr Yeong Siew Wei
swyeong@ucsiuniversity.edu.my
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Genevie Ruran Mikal
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

Lot 2894 (P/L 1319), Block 7, Muara Tebas Land District, Isthmus, Tanjong Seberang Pending Point, Sejingkat, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia