A training course on “Life Cycle Initiative Towards Sustainable Manufacturing for Circular Economy” was successfully organised by the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) from 12 until 16 July 2022.

The course was coordinated by the Centre for Continuous Learning and APEL (PPBA) under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia (MOFA).

The implementation of this course enables Malaysia to share expertise and experiences in the area of sustainable manufacturing.

Participants involved in this course were from Algeria, Ghana and Gambia.

They acted as mediators and small ambassadors for their countries to discuss and share experiences related to sustainable manufacturing issues.

Furthermore, Malaysia is one of the countries that emphasises bilateral relations to strengthen and empower the good relationship in stabilising the economy, politics and society in this region.

In conjunction with that, this five-day course is one way the Malaysian government strengthened the relationship between the countries involved.

It is envisaged that the intellectual discourse from this programme will result in future collaborations between governments, universities, research institutions and industries at the international level.

The programme was officiated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Ts. Dr. Azme Khamis, accompanied by the official representative from MOFA, Mr. Mogen Selvaraja and Director of PPBA, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Musli Mohammad.

The trainers appointed were Professor Dr. Erween Abd. Rahim and Ts. Dr. Nur Kamilah Yusuf from the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (FKMP), where they adopted interactive online activities, classes, group discussions, and presentations.

PPBA UTHM would like to take this opportunity to extend its sincere thanks to all involved in this successful programme, whether directly or indirectly.

Congratulations to the organising committees for their tremendous efforts in organising and ensuring the success of this course.

Hopefully, this program can be continued and cultivate lifelong learning that can be applied in the future.