Conference on Dayak women to be held at BCCK on March 18-19

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KUCHING, Feb 27: A national conference on Dayak women will be held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on March 18 and 19.

The conference aims to facilitate discussions and sharing among Dayak women on topics pertaining to society, culture, and economy, and to bring Dayak women together and empower them to make a difference in their community and the world.

It is jointly organised by the Tan Sri Empiang Jabu Research Chair on Dayak Women’s Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in collaboration with Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak (SIDS) and Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA).

SDGA secretary-general Jordan Anthony Layan in a statement today said the association will provide incentives for students who register through the association’s website at

“The first 20 students will only need to pay RM20, and the next 30 students will only need to pay RM50 for the two-day conference plus dinner event.

“The normal rate for students is RM100, while for members of SDGA is RM200 and non-member fee is RM250.

“We hope that students attending this conference will be inspired to contribute to the community as well as to network with professionals and leaders from various industries,” he said.

At the same time, SDGA expressed its aim to get more young Dayak graduates to join the association, considering that less than 30 per cent of its current members are below the age of 40.

Therefore, SDGA’s 17th annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday (Feb 26) has unanimously agreed that the Life Membership registration fee will be waived for six months starting from March 1 until Oct 31 this year for Dayak graduates below 40-years-old.

“Starting March 1 until Oct 31, 2022, Dayak graduates aged below 40-years-old can register as Life Members for free on SDGA’s website.

“Associate members below the age of 40 can also upgrade to Life Member for free but are required to re-sign up.

“SDGA is committed to continuing to become an important platform for young Dayak graduates to network, express opinion and contribute to nation-building,” he added. — DayakDaily