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Webinar on Biotechnology and Biodiversity towards a Sustainable High-Tech Nation, Creating Systemic Change to deliver value

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On 22 September 2022, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) will be hosting a webinar entitled ‘Biotechnology and Biodiversity towards a Sustainable High-Tech Nation, Creating Systemic Change to deliver value’ at 10.00 am via Zoom. The webinar will be delivered by Puan Hazami Habib, Chief Executive Officer, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).

The newly launched National Biotechnology Policy (DBN) 2.0 focuses on three major pillars which are Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Security Biotechnology, Health Care and Welfare Biotechnology as well as Industrial Biotechnologies and Circular Economy in line with Malaysia’s aspiration to be a high-technology country by 2030.

The policy will strengthen the existing biotechnology ecosystem and become a catalyst in solving the country’s challenges related to food security, pandemic management and climate change crisis through local biotechnology solution methods. To unlock national policies, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia developed the 10-10 Malaysia Science, Technology, Innovation and Economy (MySTIE) to create higher value for biodiversity and biotechnology.

This webinar will provide an overview on the 10-10 MySTIE, ten technology drivers, ten socio-economic sectors and 30 niche areas to be developed in the next five to ten years. The webinar will feature pilot projects such as Precision Biodiversity that can be replicated at state level for managing land and biodiversity. Puan Hazami will also touch on the National Planetary Health Action Plan 2030 to drive new innovations in giving solutions to the challenges towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Puan Hazami leads the Management of the ASM that comprises more than 700 STI experts in Malaysia. In her years at the Academy, she was involved in several national and international level studies and programmes such as the National Astronaut Programme, National Science Challenge, ASEAN, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings related to STI, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Science and Technology National Policy. Among ASM Flagship Studies that she oversees are Mega Science Framework Study, Foresight Study on Malaysia 2050, Science Education Study and Science Outlook.

She was appointed as the member Board of Trustee of the Yayasan Pintar Negara (YPN) that focuses on designing learning modules for gifted children. She is the Chair of Science, Technology and Innovation Committee in APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (2017-current), the Secretary for Malaysia in IIASA Council (2014-2019), Disciplinary Panel for Malaysian Medical Council (2018-current) and Council Member for Industry4WRD lead by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (2019-current).

Grab this opportunity to get first-hand insights from an expert and register via Zoom at This webinar will also be streamed live on SBC’s official Facebook page at Social media users are encouraged to “Like” or “Follow” SBC’s official Facebook page for the latest updates and information.


For more information, please contact us via the following details:

KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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