State-level Pub­lic Ser­vice In­no­va­tion Week Oct 15-20

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KUCHING: The state-level Pub­lic Ser­vice In­no­va­tion Week will take place si­mul­ta­ne­ously in Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Sarikei and Miri from Oct 15 to 20.

Var­i­ous pro­grammes have been drafted by co- or­gan­is­ers namely the Malaysian Ad­min­is­tra­tive Mod­erni­sa­tion and Man­age­ment Plan­ning Unit ( Mampu) and the State Ser­vice Mod­erni­sa­tion Unit of the Chief Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment through­out In­no­va­tion Week, high­light­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion between the fed­eral and state gov­ern­ments.

Ac­cord­ing to Mampu di­rec­tor Dr Dusit Jaul, this year’s pro­grammes are open to civil ser­vants, pri­vate sec­tor work­ers, en­trepreneurs and mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Pub­lic Ser­vice In­no­va­tion Week has five ma­jor ar­eas of in­ter­est with pro­grammes or­gan­ised by fed­eral and state govern­ment de­part­ments as well as statu­tory bodies and non- gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The ar­eas are health, eco­nomic, en­vi­ron­men­tal, so­cial and in­no­va­tive con­ven­tions and state-level Pub­lic Ser­vice In­no­va­tion Week.

In­no­va­tion Week will open with the Sarawak Inno Run/ Ride and Na­tional Sports Day ( HSN) Ride pro­gramme on Oct 15 at Sul­tan Iskan­dar Build­ing in Sim­pang Tiga here.

Run­ning and bik­ing events are di­vided into two cat­e­gories: the 5km Inno Run/Walk event and 30km HSN Fun Ride. This event co­in­cides with this year’s Na­tional Sports Day.

The ob­jec­tive of the event is to pro­mote the State Pub­lic Ser­vice In­no­va­tion Week Cel­e­bra­tion 2017 while pro­mot­ing a healthy life­style and in­cul­cat­ing unity among the com­mu­nity.

The event will be of­fi­ci­ated by Youth and Sports As­sis­tant Min­is­ter Datuk Snow­dan Lawan. Also in at­ten­dance will be State Sec­re­tary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mo­hamad Mor­shidi Ab­dul Ghani and Sarawak Fed­eral Sec­re­tary Datuk Man­sor Man.

The pro­gramme con­tin­ues with the In­no­va­tion Fo­rum on Oct 16 at the State Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly build­ing in Pe­tra Jaya here.

A to­tal of 300 par­tic­i­pants com­pris­ing en­trepreneurs and pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor em­ploy­ees are ex­pected to be in­volved in the half- day pro­gramme.

The fo­rum is or­gan­ised by Malaysian Pro­duc­tiv­ity Cor­po­ra­tion ( MPC). Mod­er­ated by rec­tor of Univer­siti Te­knologi Mara ( UiTM) Sarawak, Pro­fes­sor Datuk Dr Jamil Ha­mali, the panel com­prises Benithem Sdn Bhd man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Teo Beng Huat, DT Lead­er­ship Sdn Bhd di­rec­tor and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Khairul An­war Ka­marudin and Sarawak In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem Sdn Bhd ( Sains) chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer Dr An­der­son Tiong Ing Heng.

The fo­rum themed ‘In­no­va­tion In Dig­i­tal Econ­omy’ will be of­fi­ci­ated by Mor­shidi.

The En­vi­ron­men­tal slot will take place at Sarikei on Oct 16 and 17. The Inno Waste pro­gramme man­aged by the Lo­cal Govern­ment and Hous­ing Min­istry will see the par­tic­i­pa­tion of lo­cal govern­ment coun­cils through­out the state.

The ob­jec­tive of the pro­gramme is to raise aware­ness on the im­por­tance of safe­guard­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, cul­ti­vat­ing love for the en­vi­ron­ment, cre­at­ing a sense of un­der­stand­ing between the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, en­hanc­ing in­ter­ac­tion among the com­mu­nity through so­cial and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­mot­ing the in­ter­est of the com­mu­nity in pro­duc­ing in­no­va­tive prod­ucts through re­cy­cling.

The pro­gramme will be held at De­wan Suarah between 2pm and 5pm on Oct 16 as well as between 8am and 1pm on Oct 17.

A con­test on the best ex­hibits by par­tic­i­pants will be held to be of­fi­ci­ated by As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Govern­ment, Datu Dr Pen­guang Mang­gil.

The Inno Youth Ad­ven­ture Pro­gramme will see the in­volve­ment of state and fed­eral civil ser­vants, in­clud­ing stu­dents from lo­cal uni­ver­si­ties.

The pro­gramme aims to pro­mote cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion among par­tic­i­pants based on lim­ited ma­te­rial re­sources within the stip­u­lated time.

In ad­di­tion, the pro­gramme will also serve as a plat­form for shar­ing ideas on cre­ativ­ity and in­no­va­tion between civil ser­vants and the state.

A to­tal of 180 par­tic­i­pants from 45 teams will take part and the open­ing cer­e­mony at In­tan Kota Samarahan will be of­fi­ci­ated by Fed­eral State Sec­re­tary Datuk Man­sor Man.

A pro­mo­tional ma­te­rial for the state-level Pub­lic Ser­vice In­no­va­tion Week from Oct 15-20.

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