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: 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: 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

Name of organisation: Persatuan Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta Sarawak (PERINTIS)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr. Mohd Isham Fauzi
Contact email: ishamf@ppks.edu.my

Name of organisation: Positive Impact Entreprise
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr. Zelt Kueh
Contact email: zeltkueh@live.com

Name of organisation: Malaysian Employers Federation
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr George Young JR
Contact email: george@mef.org.my

Name of organisation: Association of Research and Development Movement of Singai, Sarawak (REDEEMS)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr. Johnex Ahjong Henry
Contact email: jhnkhenry09@yahoo.com

Name of organisation: Kampung Semadang
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr. Robert Kenneth
Contact email: lcmediapoint@gmail.com

Name of organisation: Sarawak River Board (SRB)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr. Angga Ak Maga
Contact email: amega@srb.gov.my

Name of organisation: Natural Resources and Environment Board Sarawak (NREB)
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Nur Aida Bte. Nur Azman
Contact email: aidaa@nreb.gov.my

Name of organisation: Kura-Kura Homestay
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Mr. Lars Larsen
Contact email: lars@kurakura.asia

Name of organisation: Trienekens
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Janet J Balong
Contact email: janet.balong@trienekens.com.my

Name of organisation: Sarawak Tourism Board
Role: Stakeholder Committee
Contact name: Sarren Micheal Abu
Contact email: sarren@sarawaktourism.com

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

Activities
Current Activities:
  • 5R Campaign
  • Sarawak River Art Competition
  • Eco-Campus – an on-going campus project
  • Virtual Sarawak river art competition 2020
  • Rivers Quality Community Program

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:
  • 'River for Everybody' School Program
    • 5R Campaign (Phase 2)
    • Rivers & Plastic Pollution Education Materials
    • MOOC on Marine Litter
    • Virtual World Rivers Day – Role of Youth 
  • Community Program
  • Research Program – British Food Journal Special Issue on Food Sustainability, Advisory Board Member for Journal for Responsible Tourism Management
  • Awareness and Communication Campaigns
Achievements:
  • RCE Kuching 5R School Campaign Project won "Acknowledged Flagship Project" for RCE Kuching Sarawak River Art Competition
  • RCE Kuching Sarawak River Art Competition won “Acknowledged Flagship Project” category for SDG 14 – Life Below Water
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