AZAM sertai jerayawara belia “Digital Inclusivity” anjuran UKAS dengan kerjasama SMA di Mukah

Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak telah mengadakan pameran bersempena dengan  Hari bersama belia Mukah dalam Ekonomi Digital anjuran Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak (UKAS) dengan kerjasama Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA)  pada 10 Oktober 2018 yang lalu. Tujuan program ini dijalankan adalah untuk mendekatkan fahaman ekonomi digital dalam diri belia Mukah.

Program satu hari ini melibatkan sesi ceramah daripada wakil Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) iaitu  Encik Hazwan Razak yang memberikan Pengenalan kepada Ekonomi Digital sekaligus memulakan sesi 1 bagi program, tersebut, manakala  sesi 2 pula  diikuti dengan pembentangan daripada Tuan Safari Bin Ali, Timbalan Peguam Besar Negeri, Jabatan Peguam Besar Negeri Sarawak yang membincangkan topik berkenaan dengan Ordinan Minyak dan perlombongan & MA63 diikuti dengan sesi 3 yang dikendalikan oleh Saudara Haris Abdullah yang membicarakan tentang testimoni Usahawan Berjaya dan bagi sesi petangnya pula adalah sesi Townhall  “Digital Inclusivity With The Youth” bersama YB Yussibnosh Balo, ADUN N57 Tellian, YB Abdul Yakub Arbi, ADUN N58 Balingian dan YB Dato Hanifah Hajar Taib, Ahli Parlimen P213 Mukah

Booth Pameran AZAM Sarawak melibatkan pengenalan kepada AZAM Sarawak, bidang tugas, dan kumpulan sasar yang menjadi tumpuan kepada aktiviti dan program yang dijalankan oleh AZAM Sarawak. Selain itu, terdapat juga Kuiz dan permainan yang melibatkan ekonomi digital dijalankan oleh Sukarelawan Belia AZAM yang dibawakan khas dari Kuching untuk bersama-sama memeriahkan lagi majlis ini. Tambahan pula, pihak AZAM turut berkesempatan menemubual beberapa belia Mukah yang aktif bagi video pendek yang akan dihasilkan untuk mengetahui pendapat dan pandangan daripada mereka mengenai bidang ini yang akan dimuat naik ke siaran Youtube AZAM iaitu AZAM Online TV.

Selain AZAM Sarawak, terdapat beberapa agensi lain yang turut mengambil bahagian, antaranya seperti Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Pusat Internet Kluster Mukah, Centex Dalat,ICATS dan PPKS Mukah, Kelab Seni Belia Mukah, Ajakcut Barbershop, QM Services, Hasiah Henna Art dan Usahawan Mikro Kebajikan (UMK) Mukah. Sebanyak 300 orang belia Mukah mengambil bahagian. Mereka terdiri daripada belia dari sekitar parlimen Mukah meliputi kawasan Balingian, Telian dan Dalat, Pelajar dan kakitangan Politeknik, Uitm, PPKS, serta guru-guru dari Pejabat Pendidikan Bahagian Mukah.

Mukah merupakan lokasi pertama dan program ini akan diadakan di Sri Aman dan Lawas pada bulan November 2018 nanti menurut pihak penganjur.

SMA-AZAM Digital Inclusivity campaign kicked off in Limbang

LIMBANG, Sept 6: In efforts to ensure that Sarawakian communities are well-equipped to participate in the new digital economy, the first in a series of Randau Digital Sarawak workshops themed “Ke Arah Masyarakat Digital” was held yesterday (Sept 5) in Limbang as part of the state’s initiatives to ensure digital inclusivity across Sarawak.

Organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak, about 100 participants comprising community leaders and members of the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) from Limbang Division attended.

The workshop focused on familiarising and educating grassroots leaders on development strategies and trends under the digital economy agenda as well as equipping them with the relevant knowledge and networking to enable them to mobilise their communities to initiate activities that promote and nurture digital economy.

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Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang was the guest of honour for the randau session on “Peranan pemimpin dalam menggerak masyarakat akar umbi ke arah ekonomi digital” which allowed participants to discuss the future of digital economy in the Limbang division.

“There are many opportunities under digital economy for us to explore, especially in terms of agriculture in Limbang where we are lacking in manpower,” said Paulus, adding that it was difficult to find workers in Limbang, citing cases where farmers or smallholders had been struggling to maintain their farms and collect their produce due to this shortage.

“There are some initiatives where automated irrigation systems have been applied to solve these kinds of problems,” Paulus continued, adding that this kind of automated farming and fertigation could be applied to other crops such as chilli.

He urged participants to also take advantage of free platforms like MyBazar or social media to sell their local products for a wider market reach.

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The workshop began with seminars from experts and government representatives Unimas Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology dean Dr Johari Abdullah and Sarawak Administrative Officer from Kuching District Office Suraijah Zainol as well as sharing sessions from successful industry players like apparel and accessories entrepeneur Neng Kho Razali and agro-based entrepreneur Reman Apon.

The breakout sessions in the afternoon covered four key areas: capacity-building, e-tourism, digital entrepreneurship and agriculture and agro-based ventures.

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The sessions were conducted by representatives from Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak (MTACYS), Department of Agriculture Sarawak (DOA), Limbang Resident Office, Kuching District Office, AZAM and local industry players.

The next workshop is scheduled to be held in November for Miri Division.

Watch out for AZAM Toastmasters Club at i-CATS’ Creating Life on Campus programme

EVENT UPDATE: i-CATS’ Creating Life on Campus programme has been postponed to a later date. Watch this space for more updates!

(from left) AZAM Toastmasters vice president Azim Ismail, president Bong Kuek Kong, AZAM community development officer Mohd Wasli bin Mohd Ismail, communication officer Margaret Apau and Nissa Normin.
PROGRAMMES IN THE PIPELINE: (From left) AZAM Toastmasters vice president Azim Ismail, president Bong Kuek Kong, AZAM community development officer Mohd Wasli bin Mohd Ismail, communication officers Margaret Apau and Nissa Normin.

A day of confidence-building sessions and an introductory course to AZAM Toastmasters Club (AZAM TMC) is in the works for International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak’s (i-CATS) inaugural “Creating Life on Campus” programme on 8 September 2018.

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Educating AZAM Young Souls in soft skills upskilling programme

En Ariff led the one-day motivational programme that helped provide the youth participants a working knowledge of what drives people in self-motivation, interpersonal communication and intensive public speaking.
En Ariff led the one-day motivational programme that helped provide the youth participants a working knowledge of what drives people in self-motivation, interpersonal communication and intensive public speaking.

Soft skills like communication, self-motivation, leadership and time management are all skills that can separate a candidate from other job applicants with the same hard skills and technical qualifications.

In surveys conducted by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and JobStreet on unemployment among fresh graduates in 2016, it was found, among others, that one in four fresh graduates in Malaysia remains unemployed for six months after their graduation and that three main reasons why fresh graduates remain unemployed were: poor attitude, lack of English proficiency, and poor communication skills.

In an effort to bridge the gap for Sarawakian fresh graduates seeking employment or all-round skills that would help them get ahead in the workplace or in their private enterprise, AZAM organised the AZAM Youth Upskilling Programme on 28 July 2018.

The one-day upskilling programme was a combination of motivational speaking and roleplay scenarios to promote understanding of interpersonal dynamics and communication skills.
The one-day upskilling programme was a combination of motivational speaking and roleplay scenarios to promote understanding of interpersonal dynamics and communication skills.

In the first of a series of self-development programmes geared for AZAM Young Souls and the youth, the upskilling programme imparted lessons on valuable soft skills that would make the difference between a ‘job’ and a ‘career’. It was also hoped that the sessions would help nurture youth to be socially responsible citizens and youth leaders.

The one-day programme themed “Inspire. Influence. Impact.” was led by AZAM Youth Development Committee chairman En Mohamad Ariff Irwani bin Azahari who coached the youth in key soft skills like presentation and communication skills, business etiquette, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

En Ariff, who is also a professional speaker, trainer and life coach, highlighted his motivational speaking sessions with fun, experiential learning in the form of games that built awareness around interpersonal communication and confidence in public speaking.

En Ariff (6th left) and AZAM DCEO Miss Rosalind Yang Misieng (6th right) taking one for the album with the AZAM Young Souls and other youth participants at the conclusion of the workshop.
En Ariff (6th left) and AZAM DCEO Miss Rosalind Yang Misieng (6th right) taking one for the album with the AZAM Young Souls and other youth participants at the conclusion of the workshop.

Participants also got to demonstrate what they learnt from En Ariff’s public speaking tips by speaking in front of the camera. Besides helping participants observe their performance from the audience’ viewpoint, it also helped prepare them in the event that they had to speak on camera.

More upskilling programmes for AZAM Young Souls are coming up! Keep up-to-date with AZAM’s activities by liking or following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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.

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AYCLive@Borneo744 berlangsung dengan meriah!

Oleh : Mohd. Hassnal Hakim Junaidi
Diterjemah dan disunting oleh : Margaret Apau

KUCHING: Dalam usaha kita memastikan pembangunan ekonomi digital di Sarawak terus berkembang, AYCLive@B744 tampil menyediakan pelbagai aktiviti yang bermanfaat dan menyeronokkan demi untuk menggalakkan penglibatan belia dalam agenda pembangunan negeri ini.

Kira-kira 350 orang pengunjung telah menghadirkan diri dalam program kerjasama antara AZAM Young Souls dan AZAM Sarawak yang berlangsung pada 18 November 2017 di Borneo744 Jalan Semangat itu, antaranya adalah terdiri daripada mahasiswa Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), persatuan belia sekitar Kuching dan Samarahan serta orang awam.

Pengunjung turut tidak melepaskan peluang dalam menyertai bengkel tekno keusahawanan yang dikendalikan oleh Mac Jake yang membicarakan berkenaan dengan peluang anak muda dalam menembusi pasaran hari ini dalam membina kerjaya mereka masing-masing.

Mac Jake pengasas CampFyre dan rakan kongsi bagi Squirtle Sdn Bhd memberi penekanan kepada kreativiti dan inovasi dalam keusahawanan.
Mac Jake pengasas CampFyre dan rakan kongsi bagi Squirtle Sdn Bhd memberi penekanan kepada kreativiti dan inovasi dalam keusahawanan.

Selain itu juga, Wilson Beh yang merupakan pakar dalam bidang fintech atau teknologi kewangan, juga tidak ketinggalan dalam memberikan pendedahan kepada peserta bengkel mengenai konsep dan senario dalam bidang ini supaya mereka faham akan kepentingnya dan dapat mengadaptasikan ia sekaligus merealisasikan perkembangan ekonomi digitial di Sarawak.

Beh semasa mengendalikan bengkel tentang teknologi kewangan.
Beh semasa mengendalikan bengkel tentang teknologi kewangan.

Bengkel keusahawanan seni yang dikendalikan oleh Shaikh Azahar Shaik Hussain, pensyarah fakulti seni gunaan dan kreatif Unimas, pula memperlihatkan potensi bidang ini bukan sahaja boleh dijadikan sebagai minat semata-mata malah ianya dapat memberikan pulangan dari segi ekonomi kepada kita semua.

Syaikh Azahar menekenkan tentang potensi bidang seni dalam arena ekonomi digital.
Syaikh Azahar menekenkan tentang potensi bidang seni dalam arena ekonomi digital.

Selain daripada perkongsian ilmu daripada pakar, AYCLive@B744 juga menampilkan pelbagai aktiviti menarik seperti busking, jamming, pameran motosikal dan kereta besar, pameran cosplay, jualan lambak, pameran pendidikan dan banyak lagi.

Tambahan pula, AYCLive@B744 kali ini juga memberikan kelainan apabila julung kalinya penganjuran ini melibatkan sesi forum yang dikenali sebagai sesi “Ngopi Ngeteh” dengan membicarakan topik bertajuk “Adapting to Change and Riding On Trends in the 4.0 Era”.

Forum ini menampilkan ahli panel seperti Zaiwin Kassim, kurator TEDx@Kenyalang, Beh, salah seorang pengasas PolicyStreet dan Ashweein Narayanan, wakil dari hub masyarakat kreatif HAUS KCH dan wakil MAGIC Sarawak Amirin Arsyan dan dikendalikan oleh AZAM Young Souls iaitu Muhd Ammar Zafri Zainuddin dan Amalina Matali.

Sesi "Ngopi Ngeteh" membicarakan tentang potensi ekonomi digital untuk membangunkan masa depan belia Sarawak.
Sesi “Ngopi Ngeteh” membicarakan tentang potensi ekonomi digital untuk membangunkan masa depan belia Sarawak.

Forum sesi ini diserikan lagi dengan persembahan pertunjukkan fesyen daripada mahasiswa Universiti Teknologi Kreatif Limkokwing (LUCT) diriingi dengan persembahan muzikal daripada At Adau, Soundholic, Foxgloves dan persembahan tarian moden dari kumpulan tari UNIMAS.

Majlis penutupan telah dirasmikan oleh Dominic Chuo, Ahli Lembaga AZAM Sarawak dan turut sama Lelia Sim Ah Hua, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif AZAM Sarawak.

Mengambil gambar sebagai kenangan selepas akhirnya forum: (dari kiri) Amirin, Zaiwin, Sim, Ashweein, Chui, Beh dan Timbalan Pegawai Eksekutif Rosalind Yang Misieng.
Gambar kenangan selepas tamat sesi forum: (dari kiri) Amirin, Zaiwin, Sim, Ashweein, Chuo, Beh dan Timbalan Pegawai Eksekutif AZAM Sarawak Rosalind Yang Misieng.

Turut hadir sama memeriahkan majlis adalah Krew Cats Rangers yang mengadakan kuiz kepada orang ramai dan dikuasakan oleh Warrior Energy Drink selaku penaja minuman khas pada hari tersebut.

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

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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.

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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