The Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) (IDS), in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will be organising a livestream webinar on Wednesday, 20th May 2021 at 9.00 a.m. The webinar entitled the State’s Industrialisation: A Solution to Migration and Youth Unemployment in Sabah will be virtually officiated by YB Datuk Dr. Joachim Gunsalam, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister III cum Minister of Industrial Development.
KOTA KINABALU (Mon): The Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) (IDS), in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will be organising a livestream webinar on Wednesday, 20th May 2021 at 9.00 a.m. The webinar entitled the State’s Industrialisation: A Solution to Migration and Youth Unemployment in Sabah will be virtually officiated by YB Datuk Dr. Joachim Gunsalam, Sabah Deputy Chief Minister III cum Minister of Industrial Development.
According to IDS’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anthony Kiob, the manufacturing or industrial sector has a large footprint in many developed countries such as the United Kingdom, United States and Japan, to name a few. In developed countries, industrial production continued to grow with high-tech manufacturing and strategic emerging industries developing fast contributing to high economic growth “Industrialisation brings numerous advantages to a developed nation such as Malaysia, especially for Sabah, expanding the export and import markets, improving trade balance and at the same time allowing productivity level to increase and improving communication process,” he added.
“The rapid growth within the manufacturing sector in other parts of the country has caused significant youth migration from Sabah to these parts of Malaysia and other countries, hence industrialisation for Sabah is essential as the state has the resources and talent to develop the industry effectively,” Mr. Anthony stressed, adding that the continued migration of Sabah’s youths gives the state a strong reason to rapidly develop into an industrialised entity. According to him, the focus of industrialisation is meant to generate enough employment in Sabah to prevent migration and unemployment among youths. “It is against this background of developing Sabah into an industrial powerhouse that the Institute is organising this webinar to shed more light on the right industrial growth model and developing a clear framework for the state’s industrialisation to go forward and succeed,” said Mr. Anthony.
Four working paper would be presented during the webinar which are Sabah’s Industrialisation and Smart Manufacturing: The Way Forward by Datuk Melvin Gregory Disimond, Chief Executive Officer of Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP); Consensus and Pro-High Impacts Initiatives for Manufacturing and Industrialisation Progress in Sabah by Mr. James Ha Haw Yew, Chairman of Federation of Malaysia Manufacturers (Sabah Representative Office); Industrialisation of Agriculture in Technology-Rich Environment: Finding the Secret Recipe and Model by Associate Professor Dr. Bonaventure Boniface, Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language, University Malaysia Sabah; and SME Development: Job Creation for Youth Employment in Sabah: Key Challenges and Sustainable Solutions by Mr. Foo Ngee Kee, Co-Founder and President of Small and Medium Enterprise Association, Sabah. The paper presentations will be presented in two sessions with Datuk Nancy Ho, IDS Board of Director moderating the first session and Mr. Anthony Kiob to moderate the second session.
For more information or participation, please visit IDS (Sabah) website at ids.org.my or the Institute’s Facebook page at facebook.com/sabah.ids