On Tuesday, 11 January 2022, the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), a subsidiary of CIDB Malaysia, visited Institut Sultan Iskandar in Kuala Lumpur. The Special Officer, Sr Yusrin Faiz represents CREAM inviting ISIKL to embark on the APEC Cities and Built Environments Strategy on Building Back Better in the Post COVID 19 research project. The project is in its initial stage. ISIKL represented by Deputy Director II, Dr Wan Nurul Mardiah Bt Wan Mohd Rani, Business Research Executive (BRE), Noor Ismah Bt Hashim and Dr Khairul Hisyam from FTIR.

On Tuesday 11 January 2022, representatives from Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) paid a courtesy visit to the District Land Office (Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Daerah Johor Bahru) ISI’s delegate was represented by the Deputy Director III of ISI, Dr. Robiah Suratman and Business Research Executive (BRE), Ms. Nadia Zaifulizan. The visit comprised of discussions on future programs between ISI and PDT JB and was welcomed by Tuan Hj Amirul Haffiz Ariff, the Land Administrator (Pentadbir Tanah) of Johor Bahru.

On 8 December 2021, the Sustainability Practitioner Fundamentals Course (SPFC) was organized by Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) as part of the series of capacity-building under the ISI Sustainable Development Program (ISI-SDP). The SPFC comprises of modules focused on the fundamentals of sustainable development and how it is applied through various roles and functions. It also explores the application of sustainable development across sectors, and its related career options and pathways. Through this program, real-world issues related to sustainability were shared with participants and they were given the opportunity to interact through the multiple question and answer sessions.

The program was delivered by Ms. Teh Soo Tyng, a MIM-ARM Certified Professional CSR Manager and Green Industry Auditor, and Ms. Nadia Zaifulizan, a Certified Sustainability Practitioner (ICSP) and GRI Certified Sustainability Professional (GRI). The 4 modules cover topics such as sustainability overview foundations and frameworks, internal drive and external influences, sustainability in practice, and careers in sustainability.

The SPFC was created to provide practical knowledge on sustainability for those without prior experience in the sustainability arena, fresh graduates, as well as for working professionals from any sector. The overall aim of the course is to enable participants to be equipped with a strong foundation in sustainable development and to be able to apply it regardless of their roles and organizations, especially in operational decision-making.

Due to positive response from the first session, ISI will be organizing the next batch of the Sustainability Practitioner Fundamentals Course in the second quarter of 2022, thus new registrations for Batch 2 will be opened soon. The Institute would like to express appreciation to those who supported the overall program and participated in the first session of the SPFC, as well as welcome the newer participants who are interested in joining the second session in 2022. All further information will be updated via the ISI-SDP website and ISI’s official social media, thus those interested can follow these channels for the latest updates.

On 24 October 2021, Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) organized the Nature for Nature: Sustainable Environmental Impact Management Webinar Series.

Through the webinar, various topics related to environmental management practices, environmental and sustainability awareness, the use of natural options for waste management, organic agriculture and horticulture activities, as well as the natural ways of environmental protection measures are shared with the participants in a 1.5 hour session.

The speaker, Ms. Norfaizah Zainal Ariffin, a freelance Green Practice Advisor (Hospitality & Ecotourism) and former Resort Assistant Environment Manager, Langkawi also spent some minutes to share some practical tips which can be practiced at home.

The webinar is part of ISI’s efforts on introducing a variety of practical information which everyone can practice and contribute in, in order to support actions toward sustainable development. As part of ISI’s social inclusion initiative supporting multiple stakeholder participation, this program was also shared with complementary admissions to several different learning groups from various institutions.

The paid online webinar will be made available in the near future through our online learning hub features, which will be introduced to the public soon.

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