AZAM and SDI visit Hanoi to study its sustainable rural development programmes

Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) and Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) kick-started the new year with a study visit to Hanoi, Vietnam from 14th to 19th January 2018.

The objective of this five-day study visit was to learn from Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) and Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) on the development policies, initiatives and strategies Vietnam adopted to accelerate development sustainably in the country.

The study visit also enabled AZAM and SDI members to explore ways on how to engage rural communities to ensure sustainability not only for rural development but also for the rural economy.

About 16 delegates comprising AZAM Board Members, SDI Board Members and secretariat from both organisations attended the five-day study visit to Hanoi.

The study group visited IPSARD on the first day of the trip to learn how the institute improved on its quality of research and information activities in Vietnam’s new context of development.

They also made a field visit to SRD’s project area at Ninh Hai commune in Thanh Hoa Province where they observed how their capacity-building programmes empowered “single women-headed households” and made them more confident in business management.

At Ninh Hai commune, they met and had discussions with their Commune People’s Committee (CPC) leaders and the Women’s Union, observing the “3 partners collaboration” model in purchasing and processing seafood products, specifically their fish sauce products, for the Tinh Gia Fish Sauce Joint Stock Company.

They also participated at a regular meeting of the Village Saving Loan Associations (VSLA) group at Dai Tien village hall. There is only one women’s association made up of entrepreneurs. Funded by the VSLA, the association targeted specifically for single women provides them a platform to share what they are doing, their experiences, success stories, challenges among others.

AZAM and SDI Board Members at Kuching International Airport awaiting their flight to Hanoi, Vietnam.
AZAM and SDI Board Members at Kuching International Airport awaiting their flight to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Group photo with representative from The Centre of Agricultural Policy, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD).
Group photo with representatives from The Centre of Agricultural Policy and Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD).
All smiles after a sharing session with SRD representatives and women of the Ninh Hai commune.
All smiles after a sharing session with SRD representatives and women of the Ninh Hai commune.
Taking a group photo with the members of SRD, the founder of the Tinh Gia Fish Sauce Factory JSC, and the women of the Ninh Hai commune who work at the factory The project under SRD and Tinh Gia Fish Sauce Factory provides work oppurtinities for low-income "single women-headed households".
Taking a group photo with the members of SRD, the founder of the Tinh Gia Fish Sauce Factory JSC, and the women of the Ninh Hai commune who work at the factory. The project under SRD and Tinh Gia Fish Sauce factory provides work opportunities for low-income “single women-headed households”.
One of the factory workers proudly holding up a bottle of Tinh Gia Fish Sauce. SRD's project with the fish sauce factory enables women from low-income households to improve their livelihood and gain confidence in business management.
One of the factory workers proudly holding up a bottle of Tinh Gia Fish Sauce. SRD’s project with the fish sauce factory enables women from low-income households to improve their livelihood and gain confidence in business management.
AZAM and SDI Chief Executive Officer Mdm Lelia Sim (fifth left) presenting a souvenir to a representative from SRD.
AZAM and SDI Chief Executive Officer Mdm Lelia Sim (fifth left) presenting a souvenir to a representative from SRD.
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Sarawak talents deserve chance to shine – AZAM top official

KUCHING: Sarawak talents must strive to be the best that they can be and compete with their counterparts throughout the country.

In this respect, Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) board member Dato Norhyati Mohd Ismail believes that the locals deserve the chance to shine.

“We want our talents to become real players and directors – among the best in Malaysia,” she said at the closing of AZAM Sarawak’s workshop on content creation themed ‘Telling Sarawak’s Stories’ at a hotel here recently.

Norhyati, however, admitted that the main constraint is funding.

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State government urged to help local creative talents

KUCHING, Dec 16: Nurturing the state’s creative industry to be among the best in the country as well as in the region, will require the Sarawak government to lend a helping hand to aspiring local filmmakers, entrepreneurs and undergraduates in this field.

Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) board member Dato Nurhyati Ismail said now that the state is moving toward a Digital Economy, resources and technologies for the creative industry would now be more accessible to these creative people; however, the cost would pose a problem for most to even start a project.

Read more here: State government urged to help local talents

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Polishing the Young Guns

BORNEO 744 on November 18 was filled with youth of different passion, each with the fiery intensity to perform the talents laid in the heart of each of them. There were a group of boys and girls feeling the winds through their hair, the same wind that touches their face as they rode on their skate boards, up the ledge, despite falling down multiple times, the same many times they stood up and continued on. Such is also a description, that is best to describe the youth that participated in AYCLive@Borneo744, an event to bring out the best in them despite their differences.

There are also those exhibiting their love for fast cars, and building them, as well as those who love cosplaying their favourite anime characters. Meanwhile, also were were those that have a passion for handicrafts as they sat at their booth explaining to those interested in the how-to of creating crafts.

The programme known as AYC (AZAM Youth Central) Live@B744 is an urban youth programme introduced by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) to provide a platform for local youths to engage in current development programmes and activities. This particular AYCLive@Borneo744 is the first of the AYCLive series to be held outside AZAM Youth Central since its first introduction in 2013.

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Exciting lineup of activities at AZAM’s AYCLive@Borneo744 youth event

AYCLive@B744

KUCHING: Workshops, musical performances, recreational sports and more await at Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak’s latest edition of AYCLive on November 18 at Borneo744.

Free and open to the public, AYCLive@Borneo744 will be a one day event starting from 8am to 6pm. AYCLive is AZAM Sarawak’s signature youth event that combines artistic and recreational activities with programmes that promotes personal and professional growth among the youth.

Among the bands slated to perform at AYCLive@Borneo744 are At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves, Amey Suhaili, Afiq Zafi, Adi Bazli, Co-Ed Crew, Kenshin Clan, and Imaginasi Music.
Among the bands slated to perform at AYCLive@Borneo744 are At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves, Amey Suhaili, Afiq Zafi, Adi Bazli, Co-Ed Crew, Kenshin Clan, and Imaginasi Music.

Come and be entertained with musical performances by At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves and modern dance by University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). Watch out for the fashion show staged by Limkokwing Borneo which will also see At Adau performing.

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Building confidence in eCommerce

Abang Johari menerima cenderahati kenangan daripada Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan E- Perdagangan disaksikan oleh Jemaah menteri dan menteri muda.
Abang Johari menerima cenderahati kenangan daripada Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan E- Perdagangan disaksikan oleh jemaah menteri dan menteri muda.

KUCHING: There is no better time to leapfrog into the digital economy than now.

To help demystify the idea of eCommerce, the Ministry of International Trade and eCommerce Sarawak (MITeC) put together the Sarawak eCommerce Forum 2017 in collaboration with AZAM Sarawak with the support of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and SME Corporation Malaysia.

Themed ‘Enhancing Sarawak’s Digital Economy’, the day-long forum on 7 November 2017 featured five ‘chatroom’ sessions with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and academic experts addressing fundamental aspects of eCommerce like SME participation online, logistics and transportation, cross-border trade, cybersecurity and cryptocurrency.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg officiated the closing of the forum which saw 529 participants from public and private sectors attending.

KUCHING:  Sama ada mahu bermula sekarang ataupun tidak,  hakikatnya fenomena ekonomi digital sememangnya sudah dekat dalam diri seluruh rakyat Sarawak.

Dalam usaha merealisasikan pembangunan e-perdagangan di Malaysia, Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan E-Perdagangan Sarawak (MITeC) menganjurkan Forum eCommerce Sarawak 2017 dengan kerjasama AZAM Sarawak dan disokong oleh Perbadanan Pembangunan Perdagangan Luar Malaysia (MATRADE) dan SME Corporation Malaysia.

Majlis penutupan  telah dirasmikan oleh Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg. Acara itu melibatkan lima sesi dan lima orang  moderator serta 16 orang ahli panel yang  terdiri daripada pemimpin industri dan ahli akademik. Seramai  529 peserta menghadiri acara ini.

Forum yang berlangsung pada  7 November 2017 ini menampilkan sesi sembang dengan pemimpin industri, usahawan dan ahli akademik yang menangani aspek asas eCommerce seperti penyertaan dalam talian, logistik dan pengangkutan SME, perdagangan rentas sempadan, keselamatan siber dan mata wang digital seperti Bit Coin.

Gambar kenangan selepas tamat Forum eCommerce 2017 Sarawak bersama Abang Johari dan jemaah Menteri yang lain dan peserta yang hadir.
Gambar kenangan selepas tamat Forum eCommerce 2017 Sarawak bersama Abang Johari dan jemaah Menteri dan peserta yang hadir.
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Sekitar sambutan Hari Belia Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 2017

AZAM Sarawak memeriahkan sambutan Hari Belia Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 2017 (HBPNS2017) di Betong dengan menyertai pameran yang berlangsung dari 27 hingga 29 Oktober 2017.

Sambutan hari belia tahun ini bertemakan ‘Belia Pencetus Inspirasi, Pemacu Inovasi’ memberikan makna yang mendalam untuk belia di Sarawak tampil dengan terus maju dan berdaya saing setanding belia lain di dunia.

“Sambutan daripada belia yang  ‘awesome’ membuktikan mereka faham konsep yang dibawakan oleh kerajaan dalam membangunkan negeri ini,” kata  Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian, Kebudayaan , Belia dan Sukan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah ketika ditemubual di booth pameran AZAM Sarawak bersempena sambutan.

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AZAM is Heading to Betong this 27- 29 October !

Happy Youth Day 2017!

Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak will be joining the festivities at the state-level Youth Day 2017 this 27-29 October at Dewan Sukan Tan Sri Datuk Amar Stephen Kalong Ningkan, Betong.

Come find us at our booth and take part in our quiz to win a special prize! We have hampers, special AZAM Sarawak pendrives and many more prizes to be won! For more info, LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/AngkatanZamanMansangSarawak

See you there!

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On-Air bersama AZAM Sarawak

Gambar kenangan sekitar episod 12 dan 13 Program Radio AZAM Rentak Pembangunan Kenyalang dan Rentak Pemansang Kenyalang di CATS FM. Senarai topik yang disiarkan pada bulan Oktober adalah seperti berikut :

Episod 12 : Nama Kebuah STEM/Kenapa STEM

Episod 13 : Ngemansangka Pengawa Betanam enggau Industri Ari Asil Utai Tanam Nuju Era Digital/Memajukan Sektor Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani ke Arah Era Digital

Bicara STEM bersama wakil dari UNIMAS ,Dr. Nazeri Abd Rahman, Timbalah Dekan Hal Ehwal Pelajar Fakulti Kejuruteraan UNIMAS (Kanan) dan Ketua Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer dan Pengurusan Pelancongan UiTM Cik Adeline Engkamat (Kiri).
Bicara STEM bersama Dr. Nazeri Abd Rahman, Timbalan Dekan Hal Ehwal Pelajar Fakulti Kejuruteraan UNIMAS (kanan) dan Ketua Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer dan Pengurusan Pelancongan UiTM Cik Adeline Engkamat (kiri) semasa Episod 12.
Professor Ir. Dr Al-Khalid Othman, Dekan Fakulti Kejuruteraan, Unimas (Dua Kiri) memberikan cenderahati kepada pihak AZAM. Turut sama menjadi tetamu bagi episod berkenaan ialah Dr. Isa Mohamadin, Ketua Pusat Pengajian Sains Gunaan Merangkap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Inisiatif STEM UiTM Cawangan Sarawak Kampus Samarahan 2 UiTM Cawangan Sarawak Kota Samarahan (kiri)
Professor Ir. Dr Al-Khalid Othman, Dekan Fakulti Kejuruteraan, Unimas (dua kiri) memberikan cenderahati kepada pihak AZAM selepas tamat episod ke-12. Turut sama menjadi tetamu bagi episod berkenaan  ialah Dr. Isa Mohamadin, Ketua Pusat Pengajian Sains Gunaan Merangkap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Inisiatif STEM UiTM Cawangan Sarawak Kampus Samarahan (kiri).
Gambar kenangan bersama Encik Sirai Ak Daha, Ketua Penolong Setiausaha Kementerian Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan pemabangunan Wilayah (Kiri)
Gambar kenangan selepas Episod 13  bersama Sirai Daha, Ketua Penolong Setiausaha Kementerian Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan Pembangunan Wilayah (kiri).
Pegawai Tadbir Khas Kementerian Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan pemabangunan Wilayah, Encik Peter Ritom (dua kiri) bergambar kenangan bersama penyampai CATS FM, Dj Rezz (Kiri) dan Pegawai AZAM Hakim Junaidi dan Yaana (kanan)
Pegawai Tadbir Khas Kementerian Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan Pembangunan Wilayah, Peter Ritom (dua kiri) bergambar kenangan bersama penyampai CATS FM, DJ Rezz (kiri) dan Pegawai AZAM Hakim Junaidi dan Yaana Singkie (kanan).
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Gabungan Idea Belia AZAM untuk menjayakan AYC Live@Borneo744

Oleh : Mohd. Hassnal Hakim Junaidi

Gambar kenangan AZAM Young Souls (AYS) lama dan baharu selepas tamat program.
Gambar kenangan AZAM Young Souls (AYS) lama dan baharu selepas tamat program.

“Belia inovatif dapat menjamin masa depan Negara.”

Begitulah kata-kata Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg dalam menegaskan agenda kerajaan negeri yang menjurus kepada pembangunan dalam bidang Ekonomi Digital.

Tambahan pula, belia masa kini harus bertindak sebagai pemacu kepada perubahan daripada hanya menggunakan teknologi kepada pencipta teknologi yang dapat membekalkan perkhidmatan yang dapat digunakan oleh semua orang.

Justeru itu, pihak AZAM Sarawak begitu giat dalam menjalankan pelbagai program berkaitan dengan belia. Potensi yang ada pada belia Sarawak hari ini tidak boleh kita pandang enteng kerana populasi yang semakin bertambah dalam kelompok belia ini bakal menjamin aset yang berharga kepada pembentukan pembangunan negeri ke arah yang gemilang.

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