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Dengarkan “Randau Digital Sarawak” Sept 25-26!

KUCHING, September 20: Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) dengan kerjasama AZAM Sarawak tampil dengan rancangan radio bertajuk “Randau Digital Sarawak” . Usaha ini adalah sebahagian daripada usaha program Inklusiviti Digital yang akan menemui pendengar CATS FM sebulan sekali sehingga bulan Februari tahun hadapan. “Randau Digital Sarawak” akan menyentuh topik-topik berkaitan dengan bidang ekonomi digital seperti sistem pembayaran tanpa tunai, pertanian digital, e-pelancongan, e-dagang dan sebagainya.

Dalam episod pertama program “Randau Digital Sarawak”, AZAM Sarawak bersama pegawai SMA akan mengupas mengenai peranan dan tanggungjawab SMA dalam menginovasikan bidang teknologi digital dan komunikasi yang akan memberi kesan kepada aspek pertanian, pelancongan dan perniagaan, serta memaksimumkan kemajuan yang dicapai agar dapat pergi ke arah peningkatan jaringan internet yang mampan di seluruh Sarawak. Melalui episod ini, pendengar dapat mengetahui lebih lanjut fungsi yang dimainkan oleh pihak SMA dalam meneraju Sarawak ke arah negeri digital pada masa hadapan.

Saksikan rancangan pertama “Randau Digital Sarawak” menerusi ketetapan berikut:

25 September 2018
Mai Mensia Maioh Semampai Sedia Enggau Digital
Segmen Rentak Ruai 3-4pm

26 September 2018
Keterangkuman Digital: Ke Arah Masyarakat Berdaya Sedia Digital
Segmen CATS Drive Time 5-6pm

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.

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.