U-INSPIRE Malaysia @ UKM is hosted at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM). The Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST) incubated and launched U-INSPIRE Malaysia@UKM on 15 October 2019, with seed funding from the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT) with support from the National Disaster Management Agency Malaysia (NADMA) and the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO.
With a vision to empower Malaysian youth and young professionals in science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) in building towards disaster resilience at the national, regional, and global levels, this platform aims to support national disaster risk reduction and climate change initiatives by strengthening partnerships, interaction, networking, communication, discussions, and the sharing of best practices and lessons learnt among the youth and young professionals in SETI. The focus of U-INSPIRE Malaysia was mainly on policy intervention, knowledge sharing, capacity building, innovative science communication, and technology transfer.
This platform was initiated with the existing youth and young professional groups in Malaysia, who shared an interest in disaster risk reduction and climate change. The platform and all activities are open to all youth and young professionals, not limited to physical science but also to include those from the social sciences and humanities background. This can be further expanded in the future to include groups such as professional bodies, and others. The main source of communication will be the platform’s official mailing list, managed by the facilitator. The information generated by the platform is also shared on relevant websites and other online platforms.
Click here: Brochure about U-INSPIRE Malaysia