DURP’s Students Sharing Session

The 1st monthly seminar for the 2ndsemester 2016/2017 of DURP was held on the 23rd of February 2017 (Thursday) at Seminar Room B03, Faculty of Built Environment (FAB).The seminar was accomplished in two (2) parts. The 1st half featured, Miss Nadzirah Hosen, a Post Graduate Student who attended the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1-10 September 2016. Nadzirah’s attendance at the Congress was funded by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)’s WCPA (The World Commission on Protected Areas) Young Professionals Fund. The Congress provided her the opportunity to meet, interact and share knowledge and ideas with current and future champions in world conservation. At the WCPA Members Assembly and Young Professionals Introduction (YPI) session, a highlight of the WCC Opening Ceremony, Nadzirah had to introduce herself, UTM and Malaysia to the Congress delegates.  The Congress featured a workshop, exhibition, knowledge café, poster presentation and pavilion activities. Amongst the places visited whilst in Honolulu are Waikiki Beach, U.S Army Museum of Hawaii, and Armed Forces Recreation Center. Nadzirah concluded the sharing session by highlighting the benefits of attending WCC which were the networking opportunities, the face to face with experts, the awareness of new trends, the “energy” of like-minded individuals, the expansion of resources, the “breaking out” of the comfort zone and last but not least, having fun.

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