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  1. 1. Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Malaysia Chapter By Zakri Abdul Hamid Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia & Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) IAU 2014 International Conference 21st March 2014 1
  2. 2. 2 • The Malaysian Chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched by Hon. Mr. En. P.Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education II and attended by Jeffrey Sachs at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013 Introduction
  3. 3. Objectives for SDSN Malaysia Chapter 1. To provide expert advice and support the sustainable development processes in Malaysia including implementing the SDGs and Post 2015 development, New Economic Model, and Sustainable Development Blueprint process in Malaysia 2. To identify the priority themes and critical pathways essential for Malaysia to move towards a sustainable development and mobilize expertise accordingly 3. To identify, vet, promote and ultimately up-scale sustainable development solutions in Malaysia and beyond by mobilizing universities and other stakeholders 3
  4. 4. Why are these networks being created? • The scale of the global sustainable development challenge is unprecedented • The focus and emphasis on solutions • To accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization of technical and policy work by promoting integrated approaches • By establishing a multi-stakeholder platform with regional and national chapters around the world, the network will act as a platform that has the potential to bring together solutions from all around the world, from different disciplines and ultimately bridge the gap between knowledge and action 4
  5. 5. Objectives for SDSN Malaysia Chapter 5
  6. 6. Office of the Science Advisor • Science leads countries to greater heights and propels them forward, thereby increasing both their economic status as well as their quality of lives • In order to ensure sustainable growth beyond 2020, Malaysia has to stop relying on natural resources due to the volatile prices and limited supply and focus more on knowledge intensive sectors where opportunities are self-generated and will provide multiplying effects • Realising that science is essential fuels for the economy, Prime Minister Najib launched the S2A Initiative on 1 November last year Malaysia’s Path for the Future Mobilising Science, Technology & Industry Preparing Beyond ETP Knowledge Based Economy
  7. 7. Office of the Science Advisor Science to Action (S2A) Initiatives Science for Industry The focus is to establish an innovation culture and strengthen the capabilities of the industry to generate new wealth. These include the effort to inculcate the Silicon Valley culture of "Innovate or Perish". The key to this must be to encourage the Government- Linked Companies (GLCs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to venture into the new potential growth areas where returns on investments are multi-folds. Science for Well Being The aim is to upgrade the Rakyat’s standard of living through the usage and mastery of science, technology and innovation. This initiative emphasizes excellence in the national education system especially in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by giving specific concentration to the young generation and youths. Conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of environment are also given equal highlight. Science for Governance The thrust is to strengthen public and private service delivery systems in order to create a conducive environment and ecosystem that can become a catalyst to the development of science.
  8. 8. How will SDSN Work? 8 Higher Education PublicILK Private Sector NGOs Higher Education Higher Education Higher Education Other Knowledge Holders SDSN Malaysia Chapter SDSN Regional Level SDSN Global ThematicGroups SolutionsInitiatives
  9. 9. Governance structure of SDSN Malaysia Chapter 9 Working Group Oversight and Decision Making Bodies Operational Bodies Administrative Body Leadership Council Academic Board Thematic Group 2 Secretariat Oversees the strategic issues of the Network and acts as the highest decision making body Operationalizes the Network’s work programme and advises the Leadership Council and Academic Board Provides administrative duties to ensure effective functioning of the Network SDSN Malaysia Chapter SDSN Regional Level SDSN Global Thematic Group 1 Thematic Group 4 Thematic Group 5 Thematic Group 3
  10. 10. Leadership Council • Chair: Prof Emeritus Dato’ Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) • Vice-Chair: Academician Ir. Dato’ Lee Yee Cheong, Chair, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South- South Cooperation (ISTIC) 10
  11. 11. SDSN and Post 2015 Development 11 1. Macroeconomics, Population Dynamics, and Planetary Boundaries 2. Poverty Reduction and Peace-Building in Fragile Regions 3. Challenges of Social Inclusion: Gender, Inequalities, and Human Rights 4. Early childhood development, education and learning, and transition to work 5. Health for All 6. Low-Carbon Energy and Sustainable Industry 7. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 8. Forests, Oceans, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 9. Sustainable Cities: Inclusive, Resilient, and Connected 10. Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources 11. Global Rules and Mechanisms for Sustainable Development 12. Redefining the Role of Business for Sustainable Development 1. Inclusive and Green Growth 2. Building Resilient Communities 3. Advancing Social Inclusiveness 4. Lifelong Learning and Education 5. Health for All 6. Green Industries 7. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 8. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 9. Sustainable Cities and Communities 10. Conscious Extraction of Land Resources 11. Governance for Sustainable Development 12. Business with Soul SDSN Global Thematic Groups SDSN Malaysia Chapter Thematic Groups
  12. 12. Current activities of SDSN Malaysia Chapter • Collection of ‘success stories’ and solutions initiatives that can be shared throughout the global network • Prioritizing key themes for Malaysia (i.e. Sustainable Cities and Communities, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Health for All) • Identifying a minimal number of solutions with the aim of upscaling the solutions • Identifying capacity building initiatives and activities that encourage behavioural change 12
  13. 13. Sustainable Energy for All In rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, barriers to energy access include lack of energy resources, lack of access to available energy, and the prohibitive cost of energy from some sources. Developing energy resources and the electricity infrastructure is essential for ensuring energy access in the region. Partners: eni, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; The Modi Lab, Columbia University 13
  14. 14. One Million Smartphone-Enabled Community Health Workers Professional community health workers (CHWs) can: • provide basic treatment and preventive care • offer a vital link to the broader healthcare system of doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics  A key component = user-friendly smartphone system. Partners: The Novartis Foundation; The Earth Institute, Columbia University 14
  15. 15. Leveraging Extractive Infrastructure for Development Strategy to support Mozambique in turning its resource wealth into effective and sustainable economic development that is inclusive and contributes to poverty reduction. Partners: Vale and The Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC) 15
  16. 16. Rio de Janeiro – Sustainable Cities Initiative Cities around the world today are facing serious challenges. The Sustainable Cities Initiative seeks to empower inclusive, productive, and resilient cities around the globe and showcase how the next generation of sustainable development goals can be achieved in urban areas. Partners: Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development, IADB, City of Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian Environment Ministry 16
  17. 17. Plastic-Busters Partners: University of Siena, Ifremer, ISPRA, CSIC, KIMO Marine litter represents a serious concern for the Mediterranean environment. The Plastic Busters (and eco-friendly oceanographic vessel) will cover the Mediterranean basin housing researchers from various countries . Throughout this expedition it will monitor the impact and reduction of marine litter in Mediterranean environment and promote awareness- raising activities. 17
  18. 18. Global Online University for Sustainable Development A new global online university for sustainable development will be established. A unique collaboration amongst the best sustainable development faculties around the world will create a state-of- the-art curriculum and pedagogy for the inexpensive, large-scale education of the next generation of sustainable development practitioners. Partners: Columbia University, Global MDP Association 18
  19. 19. Role of Higher Education Institutions • Core partners of the SDSN Platform in Malaysia • Leading certain thematic focus or Solutions Initiatives 19 • Capacity Building to arm students with the necessary knowledge and skills • Raising awareness of the role of higher education institutions for sustainable development and implementation of SDGs • Science 2 Action – Towards knowledge based solutions for sustainable development
  20. 20. What is the added value? • Leadership: The global SDSN Chapter under the auspices of Ban-Ki Moon, and under the guidance of Prof Jeffrey Sachs, and supported by leaders at the global, regional and national levels, the SDSN has the momentum and buy-in at all levels. • Institutional Partnership: While the idea of global platforms are not new, the organization and governance of the SDSN enables a large number of institutions from all regions and a diverse set of backgrounds to participate in the running of the network while at the same time ensuring effective structures for decision making and accountability. • SDGs and Post 2015 Development: With the SDGs set to replace the MDGs as the global development agenda, the SDSN is also a timely initiative 20
  21. 21. SDSN Malaysia Chapter v.3 | 19-4-12 | 21
  22. 22. Building Resilient Communities
  23. 23. Advancing Social Inclusiveness
  24. 24. Advancing Social Inclusiveness
  25. 25. Lifelong Learning & Education
  26. 26. Lifelong Learning & Education
  27. 27. Heath For All
  28. 28. Health For All
  29. 29. Green Industries
  30. 30. Green Industries
  31. 31. Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
  32. 32. Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
  33. 33. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  34. 34. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  35. 35. Sustainable Cities
  36. 36. Sustainable Cities