Sarawak Premier to launch Asia For Animal Sarawak Conference 2023

Wee (left) with Gracie reviewing a curated vegan menu by BCCK for AfA 2023. Photo courtesy of Datin Dona Drury Wee

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KUCHING, Aug 16: Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to officially launch the Asia For Animal Sarawak (AfA) Conference 2023 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) this October.

According to Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) president and organising chairperson of AfA 2023 Datin Dona Drury Wee, Abang Johari has confirmed his attendance for the conference.

She disclosed that AfA2023 will also offer government and student rates to the conference.

“The second AfA Conference hosted in Kuching from Oct 11 to 14 promises to be even more engaging and transformative, building on the success of the previous edition,” said Wee in a statement today.

“AfA 2023 seeks to foster long-term positive changes in animal welfare through the exchange of ideas and the establishment of lasting collaborations,” she added.

Wee elaborated that the conference aims to explore three fundamental aspects, namely education, engagement, and effecting positive change, as all play pivotal roles in promoting the well-being of animals and their habitats.

She explained that the four-day event is a compelling platform to compile an array of impactful initiatives, studies, campaigns, and research projects that underscore the profound connection between animals, education, engagement, and the positive transformations that ensue.

“The theme for this year’s AfA 2023 conference is ‘Education and Engagement Bring Change’ and will bring together experts, advocates, and stakeholders in animal welfare and wildlife management from the Asia-Pacific region,” she added.

In the same statement, Place Borneo director and professional conference organiser of AfA 2023 Gracie Geikie said the conference will feature a diverse lineup of 75 distinguished speakers hailing from various corners of the globe, including Japan, China, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Europe, Indonesia, Serbia, Finland, Canada, and more.

“These esteemed experts will share their knowledge and experiences, presenting groundbreaking insights that contribute to advancing animal welfare and wildlife conservation that our state can adopt.

“With a specially curated vegan menu by BCCK, we look forward to welcoming our delegates to Sarawak,” said Gracie. — DayakDaily