Green Energy Symposium from June 7-8 at Centexs to focus on sustainable energy future for Sarawak

Sagah (centre) speaks during a press conference on the Green Energy Symposium and Exhibition 2023 held at a local hotel in Kuching on June 6, 2023.

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By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, June 6: The ‘Green Energy Symposium and Exhibition 2023’, which will take place at the Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (Centexs) from June 7 to June 8, 2023, demonstrates Sarawak’s commitment to being the leader in renewable energy in Malaysia and creating a greener and more sustainable energy future for its people.

According to a press handout, Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg will officiate at the two-day symposium, which is expected to draw over 600 delegates from West Malaysia and neighbouring states Kalimantan and Sabah.

The symposium will feature a diverse range of experts from Europe, China, India, Hong Kong, and West Malaysia, as well as local experts.

“The sessions at the Green Energy Symposium and Exhibition Sarawak 2023 will offer participants insights into green technology, environmental, social, and governance regulatory framework and compliance, low carbon businesses, and green financing as well as carbon emissions trading mechanisms.

“This will assist organisations in achieving their aspirations for a low-carbon sustainable future,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education, Innovation, and Talent Development (MEITD), through Centexs, is aligning its training towards a greener future to meet the energy industry’s demands.

“Centexs is working closely with industry partners to address climate change by building more green training modules, green roles, skills, and jobs.

“Centexs currently offers four postgraduate training programmes in the field of Green Energy and Environmental Sustainability, which require candidates to hold a Bachelor’s degree in order to enrol.

“The four training programmes are Certificate in Smart Solar PV (Certification by Huawei and Solarvest), Certificate in Green Mobility and Storage (Certification by Huawei and Solarvest), Certificate in Green Hydrogen (Certification by Solarvest), and Certificate in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) for Enterprise (Certification by Solarvest),” according to the press handout.

In addition, during a press conference on the symposium today held at a local hotel here, MEITD minister Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn stated that Centexs is in the process of designing new green training programmes for school leavers to realise Sarawak’s 2030 aspirations in which all Sarawakians will have equal opportunities to participate in the State’s overall development and enjoy the distribution of wealth through education, jobs, and business opportunities.

“Green training programmes for school leavers are still in the planning stages, but the majority of them will cover topics related to green technology,” Sagah said.

MEITD, in collaboration with Centexs, Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), and Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), is running ‘Hydrogen and Tech SAFARI 3.0’ as a green and technology clarion call to ten locations in Sarawak beginning with Lundu, Serian, Betong, Mukah, Bintulu, Miri, Lawas, Kapit, Samarahan, and Kuching as its final destination between May 20, 2023 and year-end.

Individuals can also visit more than nine green technology exhibition booths at Centexs during the symposium.

Among others present during the press conference were MEITD permanent secretary Azmi Bujang, Centexs chief executive officer (CEO) Syeed Mohd Hussien, and SDEC chairman Tan Sri Morshidi Abdul Ghani. — DayakDaily