The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) Science Café is a programme that aims to bring science to the public. Viewing its success in the Central Region of Peninsular Malaysia, the programme has since spread its wings to the southern region with the Science Café Johor. Science Café Johor is hosted via Zoom by Dr Jaysuman Pusppanathan and broadcasted via Facebook Live. This episode featured ChM Dr Shahrul Nizam Ahmad from the School of Chemistry and Environment, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
In conjunction with the International Day of the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed ‘People and Mangroves’ on 28 July 2020. The webinar provided an overview of the latest scientific findings and conservation efforts of mangroves. Three representatives from local communities who directly depend on mangroves for their livelihoods also shared their precious and colourful experiences.
The 11th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on the theme “Challenging Inequalities”, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender, and education. The forum was organised by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat.