A total of 16 participants from 11 countries namely Algeria, Azerbaijan, Gambia, Lao PDR, Oman, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe involved with Malaysian Technical Corporation Programme (MTCP) in Cyberjaya campus recently. The programme was organised by the Faculty of Applied Communication (FAC) and Cnergy, which is in line with the national agenda of extending assistance to developing nations.

During the programme, the participants were exposed and trained by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar with Design Thinking core concepts including Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Tests through engaging and interesting activities. They will bring back the knowledge to their organisation and become the catalyst of innovation in their own organisation.

The participants also made a formal visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a short study tour around Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur. The MTCP programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and MTCP was launched in 1980 to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation, in particular, Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC) which is based on the premise that the development of a country depends on the quality of its human resource.