Petaling Jaya, 18 July 2023 – UNITAR International University (“UNITAR”) welcomed Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Dato’ Johari bin Abdul, the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat in Parliament, to officially launch the Centre for Governance and Democracy and host a conversation on Nurturing Leaders of Tomorrow. The historic event was proudly held at UNITAR’s Main Campus in Kelana Jaya on 18 July 2023.
The Centre for Governance and Democracy was launched with a mission to promote the principles of good governance, foster democratic values as well as enhance the capacity of institutions towards effective governance and sustainable development.
Paired with a vision to become a globally recognised hub for research, training, and advocacy in governance and democracy, UNITAR sought to achieve the following objectives through this launch:
- Conduct research.
- Provide training and capacity-building.
- Foster partnerships and networks
- Promote good governance practices.
- Support democratic participation
The event, which was witnessed by the senior management of UNITAR along with NGOs, policymakers, and other distinguished researchers within various industries is ready to provide institutions with an abundance of impeccable knowledge, industry-relevant skills and powerful networking opportunities that will positively impact the communities they serve regularly.
In addition to providing valuable opportunities that promise outstanding results, the Centre for Governance and Democracy also acts as a launchpad to boost strategic partnerships through good governance and democratic values. This will build a tomorrow that is both fair and equal for everyone through excellent governance and impartial democracies.
“UNITAR International University hopes to collaborate with the YB Tan Sri Speaker of Dewan Rakyat and the Parliament Office, to leverage the expertise and resources of both academia and the political sphere to develop innovative programs and initiatives that empower Members of Parliament, Senators, parliamentarians, senior government officials and public at large to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of governance and democracy,” said UNITAR’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid bin Abu Bakar.
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