Global Green Growth Week 2021
In KotaKita Sabah’s first ever participation in an international event at Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek) 2021, our founder Rashidah talked about the importance of youth participation in building resilient communities especially in the “new normal” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
GGGWeek 2021 features high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive sessions and debates that highlighted examples to green COVID-19 recovery, develop Green New Deals to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement, engaged with global green growth leaders and practitioners, forge partnerships, and provided participants with learning and sharing opportunities across a range of sectors and topics to advance the global efforts to build back better.
Mind Matters: Virtual Run & Cycle OCT 2021
Mind Matters: Virtual Run & Cycle OCT 2021 is a virtual fundraising project that is organized by the Sustainable Development Club of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Kampar and in partnership with KotaKita Sabah along with other notable institutions in Malaysia.
This collaborative project aims to raise awareness on the importance of mental health and also targets the United Nations Sustainable Goals (SDG), namely SDG 3: Good Health & Well-being, and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities. In the closing ceremony, KotaKita Sabah also presented a talk titled “Walkable Cities and Sustainable Societies”.
All proceeds from this event are donated to Seri Mengasih Centre Kota Kinabalu and UTAR Hospital Kampar.
Malaysia Urban Forum
MUF 2021 was organized by Urbanice Malaysia under the team “Better Cities for All with Covid-19”. KotaKita actively participated as a co-host in the Networking Event, a supporting partner in Youth Assembly and a key stakeholder in Women Assembly.
In the Networking Event, we discussed “Reimagining Mobility in Kota Kinabalu: Are Micromobility and Walkability the way forward for small cities?” with Ar Michael KK Chong (Chairman of PAM CSR Sabah Chapter) and Mr. Fariz Abd. Rani (Inspirize co-founder & OKU/PwD activist). We centered the dialogue on small cities and shed light on the importance of the last mile connections while learning to live with Covid-19. We’ve also empowered individuals by deliberating on solutions together via a rapid prototyping.
In this debut virtual project, our objectives were to raise awareness and educate the public on walkability with the aim to foster collaborative efforts in improving a city’s walkability.
This event includes conversations with an expert and a PwD/OKU activist, virtual walkabout Kota Kinabalu City and polling survey to grasp the public’s perspectives on the city’s level of walkability and aspects to improve on.
KotaKita aims to conduct WalKK series annually, by doing it physically on-ground and in bigger scale.
Walkabout with Jane’s Walk KL
Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, citizen-led walking conversations through sharing of neighbourhood walking tours.
Rashidah took the lead in curating Jane’s Walk KL’s Instragram, and we bring the audience on a virtual walkabout around Kota Kinabalu through our lens.
This exploration helps in experiencing the walkability of Kota Kinabalu.