UNDP Partners Pangkor Dialogue 2018

Mar 28, 2018

The Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) organised the Pangkor Dialogue 2018 Soft Launch at in Ipoh yesterday with the aim of promoting the Pangkor Dialogue 2018 and the Perak Festival of Ideas. 

The event announced UNDP as one of the event’s strategic partners to the annual forum that brings together key stakeholders in the field of sustainable and inclusive development.

The theme for this year's Pangkor Dialogue is Inclusive Sustainable Development: Making Ideas work.

Since its inception about six years ago, the Pangkor Dialogue's main focus has been to gather thinkers, subject-matter experts and researchers, industry leaders, community activists, academicians and global movers and shakers to share their knowledge and ideas; innovations and solutions; researches and studies; and perspectives on the various focus areas under the Sustainable Development Goals.

The event will be held in Ipoh, Perak from August 6 – 7 2018.

Pangkor Dialogue 2018 will seek to address three pillars which are:

·       What are the policies needed to encourage the realization of new and existing ideas in the pursuit for inclusive sustainable development?

·       Is there a need to establish a platform for the respective parties to work in cohesion?

·       Will the parties concerned be willing to adopt and invest in supporting the SDGs through participatory process with innovation and technology?

According to IDR Chief Executive Officer Dr Mazalan Kamis, the Pangkor Dialogue and Perak Festival of Ideas this year will see no less than 100 events lined up with more than 80 events partners – events ranging from conventions, conferences, forums, workshops, art exhibitions, theatre, concerts, expos, carnivals, challenges and many more.

YAB Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, Chief Minister of Perak said, “Sustainable development has been at the heart of Malaysia’s development approach since the 1970s, with an emphasis on eradicating poverty, improving the well-being of the people, providing universal access to education, and caring for the environment. In 2009, the government renewed its commitment to sustainable development when it launched the New Economic Model, which featured three goals: achieving high income, inclusivity and sustainability. These resonate well with the three components of the SDGs, namely, economy, social and environment.

The partnership with UNDP reiterates significant commitment by a State Government and United Nations in championing and furthering SDGs in their economic agenda.”

After the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations in 2015, Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) established a collaboration with Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) during Pangkor Dialogue 2015 , and made Sustainable Development Goals and inclusivity as the Conference's main agenda, making it the first in the country and also in the region.

Individuals, groups or organisations who wish to participate in the Pangkor Dialogue 2018 are welcome to register themselves at www.pangkordialogue.com.


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