MALAYSIA YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME
Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 2 - 7 April 2018
Kuala Lumpur & Kampar, Perak | 22 - 27 April 2018
US$ 8,000/ RM32,000
includes course materials, personalised coaching sessions, accommodation in Module Two, local transportation, most meals and personalised feedback.
MODULE ONE: CHALLENGING BUSINESS ORTHODOXY
GIFT’s Malaysia Young Leaders Programme (YLP) builds on our experience conducting over 50 executive education programmes across the region.
During Module One Participants engage in candid discussion, debate and role play related to the trends and changes shaping Malaysia’s future to uncover new ideas for action. Facilitators and guest speakers convey a new narrative on Malaysia, ASEAN and the world, and on the roles of key sectors in our society.
INTERIM PERIOD: TRANSITION INTO MODULE TWO
In between Module One and Module Two, participants will have the opportunity to carry out research and due diligence for the upcoming field project. Team Assignments facilitate the transition into Module Two, and are designed to further the group’s understanding of the issues surrounding the field project.
MODULE TWO: FIELD PROJECT IN PERAK MALAYSIA
Palm oil is the world’s most widely consumed vegetable oil and the commodity remains the lifeblood of many rural Malaysian communities. The second largest producer of palm oil in the world, Malaysia earned RM67.6 billion from palm oil exports in 2016, equivalent to 6.1% of the economy. More than two million Malaysians are involved in the palm oil value chain in which 16% of growers are independent producers.
With growing demand for certified sustainable palm oil, independent palm oil producers find it increasingly challenging to meet international sustainability standards due to a lack of access to expertise, capacity building and infrastructure for sustainable practices.
In partnership with Wild Asia, a social enterprise promoting traceability among groups of independent palm producers, YLP participants will propose a scalable business model framework to integrate independent producers into the local and global palm oil supply chain through sustainable agricultural practices.
The field project will expose participants to an industry which, although integral to the national economy, must become more socially and environmentally sustainable if it is to contribute to a more prosperous Malaysia and ASEAN.
OPEN FORUM: An Integrated Approach to Forest and Land Management through Sustainable Agricultural Practices in the Palm Oil Industry
Date: 27 April 2018
You are invited to attend our free public forum on 27 April 2018 to hear strategic recommendations from young business leaders from the public, private and civil sector on a model to integrate independent players in the palm oil value chain into the global supply chain through sustainable agricultural practices.