Webinar on community resilience amidst pandemic

A poster file posted on SDGA's Facebook page.

KUCHING: Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak (SIDS) together with Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) is jointly organising webinar titled ‘Community Resilience in The Midst of The Covid-19 Pandemic’ which is the first of its kind for prominent Dayak representatives this July 18 at 8pm.

The webinar will be held via Zoom app and broadcast live on SDGA’s Facebook page.

SIDS chairperson Datuk Ir Alice Jawan Empaling will be making her opening address at the inaugural SIDS-SDGA webinar.

The highlight of the webinar will be presentations by the three esteemed speakers, namely Prof Dr Jayum Jawan Empaling, (Tan Sri Empiang Jabu Research Chair and Dean, Faculty of Humanity, Management and Science, UPMKB); Associate Prof Dr Madeline Berma (Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia) and Fiona Marcus Raja, Managing Director of Borneo International Exhibition and Founder of Tenun.

The session will be moderated by SDGA vice president Dr Florianna Lendai.

The objectives of the webinar are to explore challenges, opportunities and shared community values in these trying times of the pandemic and promote better understanding of aspects related to community resilience.

The webinar will also explain several initiatives in the area of community sustainability as a support to the state of Sarawak as well as providing motivation and encouragement through positive initiatives shared by speakers.

It is no doubt that the movement control order (MCO) that was enforced by the government of Malaysia on March 18 due to the Covid-19 outbreak has affected the economic, social, various communities and lives of people.

Both associations have been actively engaging the Dayak community in Sarawak to move forward together as a community, to push for better status in society, wellbeing, and to be better socio-economically through many initiatives.

SIDS and SDGA are hopeful that at least 200 participants will register for the webinar. Currently, they have 98 registered participants.

The registration to the webinar is now open at bit.ly/TogetherSIDSSGDA2020 and advertised via SIDS and SDGA social media pages.