International Young Leaders Conference 2019: 
Youth Empowerment and Inclusion in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

You may have heard about Sustainable Development Goals but perhaps you are still wondering about what these goals are. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015 to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Among the goals include good health and well-being, quality education, and disposable consumption and production. So, have you have ever wondered: 

  1. How you can relate SDG to add value to your lives 
  2. How youths can contribute to the aspiration of building a better world with any of the goals
  3. How we can achieve the goals 
  4. Why these goals are important to mankind 
Or you have papers and/or projects that are relevant to SDG, look no further as you are invited to join the following two-day conference as participant and/or presenter: 

Date and Time:
25 October 2019, Friday: 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. 
26 October 2019, Saturday: 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

Multipurpose Hall, KB Block, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Sungai Long Campus 

Targeted Participants: 
Students, Staff, Lecturers, Professionals and Researchers in the Relevant Fields Registration 

IYLC 2019: Registration Form Registration 

Friday, 18 October 2019 

The conference aims to inspire and empower young leaders in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing multi-stakeholders to a greater platform for sharing and exchanging ideas while moving forward to a more inclusive and sustainable development within communities.

Thus, if SDG is relatively new to you and you would like to enhance your knowledge on SDG as well as to understand how you may contribute to achieving the goals, then this is the conference for you. Please make use of this wonderful opportunity to meet both young and seasoned professionals in person, listen to their stories, ask questions and learn an idea or two as you prepare to embark on the world-saving mission. 

For more information or should you have any queries, feel free to contact us via email ylc.sl@utar.edu.my or call 03-9086 0288 ext 830, 819 and 826. 




The conference is packed with forum, talks and sharing sessions from more than 10 speakers.

See all speakers' profile here

Dr. Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu

Keynote Speaker
  • Deputy Secretary General (Environment and Climate Change) 
    Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC)

Ms. Jun Faredda Jabar

  • Programme Manager of the Inclusive Development and Growth portfolio at UNDP

Mr. Arif A. Rahman

  • Youth and Innovation Consultant, UNDP Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Keong

  • UTAR Vice President (Student Development and Alumni Relations)

Prof. Dato' Dr. Aileen Tan Shau Hwai

  • Executive Director of APUCEN (Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network)

Prof. Dr. Sumiani Binti Yusoff

  • Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Malaya

Ms. Chua Yee Ling

  • Special Function Officer to Minister,
    Ministry of Housing and Local Government

Asst. Prof. Dr. Irina Safitri Zen

  • Deputy Director of Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia

Dr. Lai Soon Onn

  • Director of UTAR Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet)

Mr. Simone Galimberti

  • Co-Founder of ENGAGE

Mr. Heng Kiah Chun

  • Public Engagement Campaigner for Greenpeace Malaysia

Ms. Firdaus Nisha Muhammad Faizal

  • Sustainability Facilitator, Ecocentric Transitions

Mr. Chow Chun Kit

  • UTAR & Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa Alumni

Mr. Benjamin Ong Jia Ming

  • Head of Exploration, Accelerator Lab, UNDP Malaysia

Mr. Danny Ng

  • Founder and Director of APR Electronic Services Sdn Bhd

Ms. Chong Ai Nee

  • Chairperson of UTAR IMechE Student Chapter 2019/2020 / Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa Alumni

Mr. Ng Zi Kent

  • Certified Green Project Manager / Projects Integrating Sustainable Method (PRiSM) Practitioner


In conjunction to the conference, we have arranged a five-day, four-night Study Tour Programme specially designed to welcome overseas academic staff and young leaders to join us in the occasion. The study tour is inclusive of a one-day experiential learning and cultural exchange.


Please find the registration form here.

For more information or should you have any queries, feel free to contact


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Competition 2019:
Stand Up for the Change

The Sustainable Development Club of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is organising an SDGs Competition aimed to create awareness towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among tertiary students within Malaysia and to be a platform to honour SDGs project initiated and implemented by the students which also benefits the targeted community. 

Participants are required to submit the project overview according to the entry criteria in the preliminary round. Top five groups shortlisted by the panel of judges will be invited for the pitching session during International Young Leaders Conference 2019 on 25 and 26 October 2019, at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Sungai Long Campus.

A total cash prize of RM 1100 to be won!

Project Criteria

  1. Theme: Stand Up for the Change Project content could be anything which has brought positive impact and is sustainable to the targeted community. Each submission could have your own project title. 
  2. The project must fulfill at least two Sustainable Development Goals, with Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals as compulsory SDG. 
  3. On-going or completed projects within year 2016-2019 are qualified to participate for this competition.

Registration Fees

  1. RM30.00 per registration (individual or up to maximum of 5 in a group) 
  2. Bank in to UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, Public Bank Berhad (Account number: 3118325015). 
  3. All fees paid are not refundable.


  1. Fill in application form.
  2. Complete project’s overview according to template. 
  3. Payment for registration. 
  4. Send application form / project’s overview and payment proof to organiser via email or share google link to utarsdcsl@gmail.com.


Registration Form & Competition Guidelines (includes information on Judging Criteria, Pitching Session, Terms and Conditions) can be downloaded here