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Promoting the Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP) at the 38th General Conference of UNESCO: Round Table Discussion on “Promoting South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development”
Caption: Opening of the Round Table Discussion. AM.Tchadie/UNESCO

Opening of the Round Table Discussion. AM.Tchadie/UNESCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 9 November 2015, a Round Table Discussion on “Promoting South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development” was jointly organized by UNESCO, the Permanent Delegation of Malaysia to UNESCO and the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO at UNESCO headquarters, in Paris on the margins of UNESCO’s 38th General Conference.

 

Panelist sharing experiences and achievements. S.Sulaiman/UNESCO

Panelist sharing experiences and achievements. S.Sulaiman/UNESCO

The Round Table Discussion is a means for promoting the Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP) to UNESCO Member States by engaging key resource persons/experts to share their experience and highlighting solutions and best practices in their areas of expertise. The establishment of the MUCP: Malaysia Funds-in-Trust (MFIT) is a show of commitment by the Government of Malaysia and UNESCO as a means to enhance South-South cooperation for the benefit of the developing countries of the Asia and

the Pacific region as well as for Africa, with particular emphasis on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). As part of the South-South Cooperation initiative, the MUCP focus areas are education, the sciences, culture, communication and information, contributing to the Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along with its 169 targets.

The Round Table Discussion was moderated by Mr Ben Malor of UN Radio, from New York. The discussion began with opening remarks by Hon. Dato’ Seri Mahdzir bin Khalid, Minister of Education of Malaysia and followed by a keynote address from the Director General of UNESCO which was read on her behalf by Ms Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director General of UNESCO for Natural Sciences.

The penallists of the roundtable discussion include:

After the presentation, panel members were engaged in a question and answer session with participants notably from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and African countries.

The closing remark was delivered by Tan Sri Dr. Madinah Mohamd, Secretary General of the Ministry of Education Malaysia and Vice-President of the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO. She emphasized Malaysia’s contribution to the enhancement of South-South Cooperation in fields of education, science, culture, communication and information which will bring about more meaningful outcomes and changes to the beneficiary countries as well as Malaysia.

Key AchievementsLinks to PublicationsNews

Through this event, the roundtable discussion provides opportunity to highlight the results from the MUCP and to stimulate the involvement of new South-South cooperation champions and actors. The roundtable discussion gathered more than 100 participants, including Ministers, ambassadors, national delegations, UNESCO staff and members of the press. Information material, a short film and small exhibition highlighting key achievements of the projects supported by MFIT were also featured.

These publications have benefitted from the contribution of the broad UNESCO family: central services, field offices, category I and II centres/institutes and several other partners. They were made possible through the generous support of the Government of Malaysia and its Malaysia Funds-in-Trust programme as well as Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).

1. MUCP Brochure, Jakarta, Indonesia: UNESCO
 

 

2. MUCP Project Leaflets, Jakarta, Indonesia: UNESCO.

 

3. MUCP Project Posters, Jakarta, Indonesia: UNESCO
 

 

 

 

 

Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme Synthesis Programme

 

Ever since the MUCP-MFIT’s inception in 2009, the Government of Malaysia has provided financial contribution to support the implementation of 29 projects (exclusive of 5 up scaled projects with new beneficiaries). These projects were selected thematically according to the UNESCO’s major programme, to enhance South-South Cooperation (SSC) under the MUCP framework. The focus now would be to synthesize all the feedback, knowledge, evaluation conducted, lessons learned, challenges and the best practices incorporated within the framework of MUCP-MFIT’s projects. The synthesis and findings from a series of meetings would be highlighted as the results from the MUCP, to stimulate the involvement of SSC champions and actors.

 

Key ActivitiesLinks to PublicationsNewsKey Materials

  • Organized the First Synthesis Meeting on 14 to 16 May 2019 at the Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, Langkawi, Malaysia. 19 participants from Asia-Pacific and Africa attended the meeting, where they shared their experiences in the implementation of the MUCP projects. During this meeting, 14 out of the 29 MUCP projects have been scrutinized and analysed. The next meeting  will replicate the same formula but by pooling participants from other countries involved with the MUCP projects, in order to have a balanced and impartial perspectives of the implementation of the projects.

This publication has benefitted from the contribution of the broad UNESCO family: central services, field offices, category I and II centres/institutes and several other partners. They were made possible through the generous support of the Government of Malaysia and its Malaysia Funds-in-Trust programme as well as Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).

MUCP Synthesis Booklet, Jakarta, Indonesia: UNESCO

These PPT Slides have been presented during the First MUCP Expert Synthesis Meeting

1. Recapping the Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP) Malaysia Funds-In-Trust (MFIT)  2009-2019 – Prof Dr Shahbaz Khan, Director of UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
2. The Modality of MCUP in the Aspect of Empowering South-South Cooperation:The Malaysian Perspectives –  Mdm. Noor Hayati binti Uteh, Unit Chief from the Educational Planning and Research Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia
3. Documentary Heritage Institution in Timor Leste: A Technical Finding – Mr. Jaafar Sidek bin Abdul Rahman, Director of the Planning and Coordination Division, National Archives of Malaysia
4. Project Implementation Report from George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site– Dr Ang Ming Chee, General Manager of George Town World Heritage Inc
5. Mid-Term External Evaluation: Sharing of Findings – Mr. Khairol Hazlan bin Hamzah, MFIT Coordinator
6. Sharing the Findings From the MUCP Mid-Term External Evaluation: An Analysis – Ms. Sharizad Sulaiman, MFIT Coordinator (2015-2018)
7. AP-FAST: Fostering Partnerships in Accelerating SETI Frameworks Towards Attainment of SDGs in Southern Philippines – Prof.Dr Della Grace Bacaltos, Southern Philippines Agri-Business, Marine, and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) Malita, Davao Occidental
8. Strengthening Media Capacity to Monitor and Report on Climate Change in Asia Pacific: Getting the Message Across– Dr Ngo Sheau Shi, School Of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia
9. International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO– Dato’ Ir Dr Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman of the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC)
10. Knowledge Base, Relevance, South-South Cooperation for SDG 4: Case of Malaysia and the South Pacific Islands– Prof.Dato’ Morshidi Sirat, Director of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF)C/o National Higher Education Research Institute
11. Valorising Evidence on Inclusive Social Development to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals In Malaysia-Prof. Dato’ Dr  Rashila Haji Ramli Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
12. Strengthening Stem Curricular for Girls in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Phase 1– A Malaysia and IBE-UNESCO Project- Datin Dr Ng Soo Boon, Deputy-Director of the Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia
13. Opportunities and Challenges: Making MUCP Works From the View of LESTARI – Prof. Dato’ Dr Mazlin bin Mokhtar, Director of the Institute for Environment and Development (Lestari), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
14. Opportunities and Challenges : Making MUCP Works– Ms. Sharizad Sulaiman, MFIT Coordinator (2015-2018)
15. Understanding the Behavior of the Local People and Their Response to the New Innovations– Prof Dr  Ir  Bambang Hero Saharjo, IPB University
16. MUCP’s Partnership in South-South Cooperation: Identification and roles of the Main Actors of MUCP, Pacific Technical and Further Education -Ms. Salote Likusoro Rokotogalevu. Programme Coordinator for Early Childhood Education & Care, Pacific Technical and Further Education of theUniversity of the South Pacific
17. Activities and Key Successes of the Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM) as Main Actor of the MUCP Partnership in South-South Cooperation– Dr Yaya Omogbemi Omoloju,Director of UNESCO Category 2 Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM) National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna Nigeria
18. Regional Challenges for Sustainability of SDGs and South-South Cooperation – through UNESCO Water Programmes and Saemaul Initiative –  Prof Dr Soontak Lee (Yeungnam University),President of  the International Hydrologic Environmental Society (IHES) and Governor, World Water Council (WWC)
 19.  The Perspective of the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO Regarding MUCP– Mr. Mohammad Sanusi Bin Abdul Karim,Secretary-General of the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO
20. Synthesis of the First Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme Expert Meeting -Adj. Prof Jeffrey Keith Camkin, MUCP Synthesizer, University of Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Term External Evaluation of Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP) July 2014 – June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The purpose of conducting a mid-term evaluation is to inform programme stakeholders on the status of implementation, output delivery and progress towards impact and to generate recommendations for programme improvement. The evaluation should also provide UNESCO and the donor with an evidence base to assess how effectively the MUCP framework for cooperation, and individual projects approved thereunder, are contributing to the stated objectives of the MUCP.