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The Sustainable Development Goal 17 (SDG 17) is centred on enhancing international collaborations to uphold and accomplish the other SDGs. UTeM are essential to achieving SDG 17 because they promote cooperation, research, and knowledge exchange.

A summary of the actions that UTeM can take to support SDG 17
  1. Partnerships and Collaboration:
    UTeM actively engage in forming partnerships with various stakeholders, including other academic institutions, governments, non-profits, businesses, and local communities. These collaborations can lead to joint research projects, knowledge exchange, and the sharing of best practices towards achieving the SDGs.,Hotel%2C%20Ayer%20Keroh%2C%20Malacca.

  2. Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation:
    Encouraging interdisciplinary research is vital for addressing complex global challenges. UTeM foster an environment that promotes collaboration between different academic disciplines to find innovative solutions to societal issues related to the SDGs.

  3. Education and Awareness:
    UTeM integrate the SDGs into educational programs. This integration will help raise awareness among students and empower them with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to sustainable development. Additionally, UTeM also organize workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns for students, faculty, and the broader community to promote understanding and engagement with the SDGs.

  4. Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building:
    UTeM act as hubs for sharing knowledge and best practices. They can organize conferences, forums, and online platforms to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences related to sustainable development. Additionally, providing training and capacity-building programs for various stakeholders, including policymakers, local communities, and businesses, can further support the achievement of SDG 17.

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  5. Ethical and Sustainable Practices:
    UTeM should lead by example by implementing sustainable and ethical practices within their own operations. This can include reducing carbon footprint, implementing eco-friendly policies, and promoting social responsibility among staff, students, and within the local community.


  6. Advocacy and Policy Influence:
    UTeM contribute to policy formulation and advocacy by conducting research, providing expert advice, and engaging with policymakers. By contributing evidence-based recommendations, universities can influence policy decisions that align with the SDGs.

    Sarawak Energy and Research Consortium Collaborate to Study and Enhance Resilience And Sustainability Of Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (SARES) System

    The government-community initiative has lighted up more than 13,000 households in about 450 villages in Sarawak’s hinterland with 24/7 renewable energy since it was launched in 2016. The findings from this research will help the country to identify system gaps that it can improve on and build on its strengths so that it can enable rural communities to take further ownership in operating and maintaining the SARES. Researchers presented four main topics: techno-economic assessment of electrification options; hazard modeling for electricity networks, integration of economics, reliability and resilience to multi-hazard events in power system planning; community narratives and socio-technical aspects. The discussion included recommendations for developing alternative electrification solutions for sustainable electrification.

  7. Global Engagement and Networking:
    Encouraging international partnerships and collaborations is crucial in achieving SDG 17. Universities can engage with global networks, international organizations, and other universities worldwide to share resources, knowledge, and experiences that support the global effort towards sustainable development.

Cross-Sectoral Dialogue About The SDGs

Waste Management Forum In Malaysia

The Waste Management Forum in Malaysia is a crucial event aimed at addressing the pressing issues surrounding solid waste management in the country. The forum serves as a platform for key stakeholders, including government bodies, environmental agencies, industry experts, and the public, to converge and deliberate on sustainable waste management practices.

Panel 1: Siti Rahayu Mohd Isa (Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp))
Panel 2: Dr Nurul Hanim Razak ( UTeM)
Panel 3: Dr Khairul Fadzli Samat (UTeM)
Panel 4: Dr Mohd Nur Azmi Nordin (UTeM)

The 11th International Conference on Global Optimization and Its Applications 2022 is an excellent communication and collaboration forum for researchers and practitioners to contribute in disseminating research results of multi-disciplinary sciences in the field of global optimization and its applications.

This year event is hosted and organised by Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering (FKP), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka in collaboration with Indonesian Operations Research Association (IORA).

This year’s theme is “INTEGRATING IR 4.0 AND OPTIMIZATION TOWARDS GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY” with main research of areas. Papers on original works are solicited on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following topics tracks:

Track 1: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Track 2: Material Science, Safety & Health and Environmental Science
Track 3: IoT, Data Science and Engineering Management
Track 4: Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Collaborating with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Collaborating with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) is crucial in addressing various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by leveraging expertise, resources, and networks. Such collaborations can have a significant impact on addressing various social, economic, and environmental challenges. 

UTeM collaborates with several agencies to promote several SDGs.

  1. Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC)
  2. Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp)
  3. Women in AI

The collaboration between Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) "Women in AI" represents a strategic partnership aimed at fostering gender diversity and empowerment in the field of artificial intelligence.

UTeM's collaboration with "Women in AI" involves joint initiatives to encourage and support women's participation and leadership in AI-related research, education, and innovation.

Through this partnership, UTeM and "Women in AI" jointly organize workshops, seminars, and mentorship programs aimed at nurturing and promoting women's roles in AI, aligning with the university's commitment to fostering inclusivity and advancing technology in a more diverse and equitable manner.

The collaborative efforts between UTeM and "Women in AI" emphasize the importance of inclusive practices and leveraging diverse perspectives in the development and application of AI technologies, contributing to the university's goal of creating a more inclusive and innovative academic environment.

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