State-level Public Service Innovation Week Oct 15-20
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.