FOM Student Represents Malaysia in IVCO 2023

Nur Akma Nazihah Shahnaz Akhtar, our student from the Faculty of Management (FOM) was selected to represent Malaysia and Multimedia University (MMU) as a youth delegate at the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisation (IVCO) 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, recently. Hosted by Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS), a total of 150 delegates from 53 countries and various organisations convened to explore the future of youth involvement in empowering volunteerism.

 The event was officiated by YB Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang, the Minister of National Unity and it was also graced by the presence of His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Ibni Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail, The Crown Prince of Perlis, who delivered the opening keynote on the first day. With the theme ‘A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers,’ the four-day event served as a global platform for collaboration and dialogue on the impactful role of youth in volunteer efforts.

 The conference covered diverse topics, including retaining volunteers, diversifying funds for volunteer projects, decolonizing power, voluntourism, integrating AI into project execution, climate change action, and the highlight-KL Call to Action, emphasizing empowering youth and holding them accountable. These discussions culminated in a policy crafting session during the conference’s final day in October 2023. Her participation was supported by Student Lifestyle and Experience (STyLE) and Social Engagement, Responsibility & Volunteerism (SERVe).

Well done!