Participation to SIDS-SDGA webinar on July 18 still open

Datuk Alice Jawan Empaling

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KUCHING – Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak (SIDS) jointly with Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association (SDGA) are organising a webinar titled “Community Resilience In The Midst Of The Covid-19 Pandemic” which is the first of its kind for prominent Dayak representatives tomorrow night (July 18, 2020) at 8pm.

SIDS chairperson Datuk Alice Jawan Empaling, said among the objectives of the webinar are: to explore challenges, opportunities and shared community values in these trying times of the pandemic; to promote better understanding of aspects related to community resilience; to explain several initiatives in the area of community sustainability as a support to the state of Sarawak and to  provide motivation and encouragement through positive initiatives shared by speakers.

“The Movement Control Order that was enforced by the government of Malaysia on March 18, 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak has affected the economic, social, various communities and lives of people,” she said in a statement issued here today.

She pointed out that 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, well-being, and to be better socio-economically through many initiatives.

“SIDS and SDGA are hopeful that at least 200 participants will register for the webinar and currently, we have about 98 registered participants,” added Alice.

She will be making the opening remarks followed by the highlight of the webinar with three esteemed speakers namely, Professor Dr Jayum Jawan (Tan Sri Empiang Jabu Research Chair & Dean, Faculty of Humanity, Management & Science, UPM); Associate Professor Dr Madeline Berma (Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia) and Fiona Marcus Raja (Managing Director of Borneo International Exhibition & Founder of Tenun)

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

The registration to the webinar is now open at and advertised via SIDS and SDGA social media pages. All are welcomed. —DayakDaily