SDG Centre Kuala Lumpur

Region : Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

Goal : Goal 17

Author : Kuala Lumpur City Hall

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22.07.18

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  • TITLE

    SDG Centre Kuala Lumpur

  • SUMMARY

    SDG Centre KL showcases Kuala Lumpur's commitment to the SDG and its localization and exhibits partnerships, programs and projects to achieve the UN Global Agenda. Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s efforts to localize and implement the Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda are being consolidated at the Kuala Lumpur SDG Centre. The Kuala Lumpur SDG Centre is an effective platform to share and disseminate information with other stakeholders. This will encourage further collaboration and cooperation with a long-lasting impact.

  • CITY

    Kuala Lumpur

  • COUNTRY

    Malaysia

  • REGION

    Southeast Asia

  • IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD

    -Status: Completed
    -Start: 2020
    -Completion: 2021

  • STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS

    Kuala Lumpur City Hall (KLCH), Urbanice Malaysia, Ministry of Federal Territories, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, PLANMalaysia (Federal Town and Country Planning Department)

  • THEMES

    - Urban Planning
    - Housing
    - Transport
    - Water and Sanitation
    - Energy
    - Solid Waste
    - Environment and Resilience
    - Governance and Finance
    - Social Inclusiveness and Well-being
    - Economy and Jobs

  • SUSTAINABLE
    DEVELOPMENT GOALS

    Goal 17 :
    Partnerships for the Goals

  • SUSTAINABLE
    DEVELOPMENT GOALS(text)

    As the centre of reference, education and promotion of the SDG, its localization and implementation in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, this initiative necessarily covers all 17 SDGs, but with SDG 17 – Partnership for The Goals being the overarching goal, especially, with the SDG Centre KL being the outcome of close partnership and collaboration among multiple agencies and parties which severally and jointly advance the sustainable development agenda in Malaysia. This initiative enables KLCH to drive public awareness on the importance of SDGs. It invites the public to get involved. Kuala Lumpur City Hall firmly believes that collective actions, especially actively and directly involving the general public, are certain to pave the way towards achieving the SDGs. In line with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda to achieve global peace and prosperity for people and the planet, Kuala Lumpur City Hall envisions our nation’s capital as a city that is truly sustainable, liveable, resilient, safe and inclusive for all. Kuala Lumpur's approach to the SDGs and this initiative is based on three fundamental pillars namely social, economic and environmental. This approach ensures that we "LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND" as we shape a sustainable city driven by a vibrant economy and model society. As the national Capital City, Kuala Lumpur believes that the city’s commitment to the SDG, as portrayed through exhibits on programs, progress, achievements and successes of SDG project, will inspire, motivate and lead the entire nation and other cities to also make advancement in adopting, localizing and implementing the SDG.

KEY CITY INFORMATION

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  • POPULATION

  • AREA (km2)

  • LOCAL GOVENMENT WEBSITE

    https://www.dbkl.gov.my/

  • CITY SOCIAL NETWORKING

    https://www.facebook.com/dbkl2u

  • SITE (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

  • LOCATION

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+ BACKGROUND, CHALLENGES AND OBJECTIVES

The challenges that the SDG Centre address are:

• Establishing an informative place for the public to gain more understanding on the SDG's, in particular about Kuala Lumpur initiatives and progress
• Kuala Lumpur being the capital city of Malaysia with the most population in the country reaching 1.8 million residents
• The centre was set up during the Covid19 pandemic thus work was delayed. However, meetings and discussions continued online to get the initiative underway
• Located in the country’s heritage core, a hotspot of tourists as well as locals, highly accessible to students from many of the city university campuses, the SDG Centre serves many patrons on a daily basis and hosts international visitors
• The SDG Centre is a first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region and establishes numerous partnerships between embassies, government ministries, students as well as grassroot organizations
• Many new initiatives have sprung from discussions between experts, practitioners, corporate types and community members
• The goal of the SDG Centre is five fold, that is to play the role of a Community Centre, Knowledge Sharing hub, Data Depository, Innovation hub and Partnership Centre
• All these goals should work in synchronicity and lend their strengths and address weaknesses

+ ACTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Key actions taken prior to this initiative included:

• Engagement with various stakeholders from government agencies to educators to find a solution on how to address the awareness gap of SDG's that exist



• Community involvement existed throughout the process of setting up the Centre as the city hall were already engaging with grassroots organizations on what was needed in the city to spread more awareness and sharing information
• Partnerships between multiple departments and ministries were setup for ease of implementation
• Layers of programs were conducted with the public to activate the Centre through online discussions, community shadowing and documentation of existing programs
• Many of the communities involved were monitored closely beforehand and made to be stakeholders for future collaborations
• The monitoring took place through visits to the communities on the ground as well as attending workshops with future stakeholders and partners

: European Union (EU)


: Kulim Hi-tech Park


• As the SDG Centre was created with various levels of ministries and governmental input, support both monetarily (enough to cover basic operational costs) were readily available

: Visit from Majlis Daerah Bau


: Visit from Secretary General (UCLG ASPAC)


• For the long term, the Centre must produce programs and projects that are both engaging and impactful on multiple levels in order to secure more funding and grants

: Plogging Program with Nordic Embassy


• By activating the Data Centre to be a holistic virtual space to be utilised by all layers of society

+ OUTCOMES AND IMPACTS

An overview of the outcomes and impacts:

• There have been layers of the population been affected by the Centre, of which mostly have been academic types from as young as 10 years old up to senior citizens (retirees)
• The setup of monthly SDG Deep Dive sessions at the Centre to address SDG targets in detail has brought together participatory exercises and inclusiveness



• A concerned person may walk into the Centre and question what has the SDG done for their community, and our task is to create a safe place for their voices to be heard as well as setup the platform for it to be addressed constructively
• Success has been found through built partnerships and ongoing programs that are not one off, rather built upon and adopted by the community as their solution
• There have been groups that have not been able to get their voices heard, such as AIDS victims who have been discriminated against, who have taken advantage of the SDG Centre to help create a discussion between their community and policy makers with practitioners to come up with solutions
• Marginalised groups will find a voice through SDG targets, and together with the SDG Centre can partner and connect with relevant stakeholders that face similar roadblocks and challenges to mutually benefit each other

: The Nordic Month Launching Event

+ REPLICABILITY AND SCALABILITY

Replication of the SDG Centre functionalities should be considered because:

• As the SDG Centre is a public space, it benefits the public and connects higher levels with grassroots types
• The more replications that can take place at the community level, the better and quicker concerns may be addressed
• It is particularly successful to be an inclusive space that makes a collective concern advantageous for those affected
• The centre aspires to reach many more beyond its physical capacity which is why a virtual / digital platform of its type must exist
• There could be satellite hubs throughout the city-to-city / sister city SDG Centres that contribute equally to sharing their programs, projects and initiatives in order to move quicker and reach higher numbers of people
• Lessons learned from one centre to another can be beneficial when producing programs and projects on a replication strategy
• A key takeaway is that the SDG Centre is able to connect quickly and effectively from public concerns, directly to city hall and policy makers
• It is also a place where financial institutions that have certain obligations towards sustainable practices can be connected with active participants on the ground actually making positive changes relatable
• Collaborations and knowledge sharing are a key lesson that reaches many levels

+ BUDGET SOURCE

Resources that have been allocated on planning, implementation and ongoing maintenance of this initiative are:

• The SDG Centre has received support for its initial setup and current existence from the Ministry of Finance and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (KLCH)
• These supports come in the form of physical space that covers utilities and basic administration
• There are also small allocations for implementing projects that cover food and giveaways like t-shirts and writing utensils for schools and participants

FUTURE INFORMATION
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ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
ON THE POLICY / INITIATIVE

DOWNLOAD OR LINK TO RELATED DOCUMENTS
    • Title: Kuala Lumpur SDG Roadmap Report
      → FULL REPORT.pdf
    • Title: SDG Centre
      → SDG Centre
    • Title: SDG Centre Activities
      → SDG Centre Activities
    • Title: Newspaper Clipping
      → Newspaper Clipping

CONTACT DETAILS

  • NAME

    Datuk Haji Zulkurnain Bin Hassan

  • POSITION/ROLE

    Director of City Planning Department

  • ORGANIZATION

    Kuala Lumpur City Hall

  • EMAIL

    jprb@dbkl.gov.my

  • PHONE

    +60326179690/9677/9674

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