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Localising SDGs Post Covid-19 and Leaving No One Behind Book Launch

Roundtable on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The effectiveness and influence of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are dependent on their feasibility to be translated into and implemented at the local context. The roundtable aims to contribute to addressing the challenges by providing recommendations for addressing the local impacts of COVID-19 to the local economy.

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Localising SDGs Post Covid-19 and Leaving No One Behind Book Launch
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Towards understanding the context of Leaving No One Behind and efforts to localise the SDGs in Malaysia, two events are covered under this roundtable. The first part is a book launch of the book ‘Making SDGs Matter – Leaving No One Behind’. The book is a culmination of the series of roundtables held by KAS and ISIS Malaysia on SDGs in 2019. It specifically looks into four areas in broadening and deepening the concept of leaving no one behind with a focus on Orang Asli and Orang Asal; food security and rural development; climate change adaptation; and Institutional reforms for SDGs. The book launch will elaborate on the issue of "Leave No one Behind" from these multiple perspectives.


The second part is a close-door expert roundtable on localising the SDGs. It will leverage on the existing All-Party Parliamentary Group on SDGs (APPGM-SDG) that is undertaking research in ten parliamentary constituencies in Malaysia. The constituencies, which cover all regions or corridors of Malaysia will be a good indication and representation of the challenges that local communities face and the potential solutions towards solving those challenges. It is divided into both urban and rural local economies and the issues as well as solutions towards addressing those challenges.


Panelists on 25 February 2021:

Mr Onn Kon Sein
Managing Director
Yayasan Kajian dan Pembangunan Masyarakat

Dr Salmah Zakaria (Climate Change Adaptation)
Chair, Water Sector Transformation 2040

Dr Larry Wong (Food Security and Rural Development)
Senior Visiting Fellow
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Dr Khoo Ying Hooi (Institutional Reforms)Senior Lecturer
Department of International and Strategic Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Universiti Malaya (UM)


One of the book launch promotional videos.

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Miriam Fischer

Miriam Fischer

Resident Representative Malaysia +603 7660 4408 / +603 7660 4409

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