was a success!
Our endless gratitude to all those participated in Sembang@WWF 2018. We owe you big time for the success!
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Sembang@WWF 2018 - Save the Malayan Tiger
WWF-Malaysia’s storytelling platform, Sembang@WWF dedicated Earth Day to the plight of Malayan Tiger this year. Hundreds of young adults came from all across Malaysia to witness their fellow friends taking the stage to speak passionately about one of the world’s most iconic wildlife.
Held each year in conjunction with the Global Earth Day, the event aims to engage and transport the students’ mind to stories on poverty, haze, wildlife poaching, shark finning and this year it’s all about tigers.
What is Sembang@WWF?
Storytelling connects us to humanity because it helps us relate and empathize. With the magic of storytelling, we created a platform called ‘Sembang@WWF’ in our youth programme. The session gives an opportunity for students to speak on various environmental issues. It aims to engage and transport the students’ mind to stories on poverty, haze, wildlife poaching, shark finning and many more.
Sembang@WWF is an instrument for us to listen and share ideas on what we can do as individuals to make a change for a better environment. Through this platform, our programme aims to build youth leaders who are fluent in the concepts of climate change and are aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need them to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.
The idea hinges on one of the steps advocated in the strategies of ESD - informing and involving society in their on-going sustainability initiatives in their respective schools, teacher education campuses, universities and even communities.
Sembang though it alludes to a laidback sentiment in Bahasa Melayu, will be the total opposite of its linguistic meaning in execution. The word was chosen because it embodies the spirit on inclusivity of ESD. It also symbolises aesthetic value and traditional knowledge promotion, which are among the core values of ESD.
Sembang@WWF 2017 speakers. Last year's Sembang@WWF was held at
Soka Gakkai Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur.
Sembang@WWF 2018 - Tiger Conservation
Why is the theme this year Tiger Conservation?
In the 1950s, Malaysia was thought to be home to around 3,000 Malayan tigers. Sadly, there's only as few as 250 to 340 wild tigers left today.The declining tiger populations are threatened primarily by habitat loss, poaching and wildlife trade, lack of food and human-tiger conflict. As you notice that the extinction of tigers is not due to a single factor, we would like to encourage the speakers to speak on various issues in relation to the tiger conservation.
Interested to know why we are emphasising on tiger conservation for Sembang@WWF 2018, take a look at the video below:
This is the fourth Sembang@WWF organised by WWF-Malaysia, & will be bigger & better! Not only will the science & policy be at the cutting edge; the event will be carried out by Eco-warriors with many years of valuable experience & knowledge on tiger conservation. Sembang@WWF 2018 will feature Sembang@WWF finalist speakers from Eco-Schools & FEE EcoCampus Programmes, throughout Malaysia. Additionally, expert speakers from government agencies & NGOs advocating Tiger Conservation. Thus, we urge everybody interested in Tiger Conservation to come to Sembang@WWF 2018.
The event will also feature environmental NGOs & social enterprises showcasing their eco-campaigns. We are expecting more than 400 visitors from all over Klang Valley & beyond!
Who are the expert speakers?
The half day event at Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara will also feature a forum discussion titled “Joining The Conversation: What It Really Takes to Save Our Stripes”. Expert speakers from MYCAT, TRAFFIC, Department of Wildlife and National Park and WWF-Malaysia joint forces to enlighten participants in deepening their current understanding of challenges and issues surrounding tiger conservation efforts in our country.
When and where is the event?
Sembang@WWF 2018 is a half-day event. It will be held from:
21st April 2018 in Sunway Nexis Mall (Kota Damansara), Selangor.
Sembang@WWF 2018 Schedule
Note: Activities may differ during the Sembang@WWF 2018 event.
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The Expert Speakers
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Nor Shidawati Binti Abdul Rasid
Senior Manager | Formal Education
Tel: +603 7450 3773 Ext. 6317
1 Jalan PJS 5/28A
Petaling Jaya Commercial Centre (PJCC)
46150 Petaling Jaya