TROPSC 2021
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FEATURED SPEAKERS
Academician Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
Keynote Lecture - Sustaining Natural Resources for People and Planet
Academician Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
Prof. Dr Shenggen Fan
Keynote Lecture - Circular Economy for Sustainable Agriculture
Prof. Dr Shenggen Fan
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hien
Keynote Lecture - Development of a Green and Sustainable University Campus in the Tropics
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hien
Dr Peter Daszak
Keynote Lecture - A Strategy to Predict and Prevent Viral Pandemics
Dr Peter Daszak



DAY 1

25 OCT 2021 | MONDAY
16:45
Introductory Remarks by YBhg. Prof. Datuk Dr Asma Ismail FASc
President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
16:50
Official Opening by YBhg. Tan Sri Samsudin Osman
Chairman, Mahathir Science Award Foundation
17:00
Keynote Address on Tropical Sciences by YABhg. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
17:15
Address by H.E. Hermono
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Malaysia
17:30
Break
18:00
Keynote Lecture: A Strategy to Predict and Prevent Viral Pandemics
Dr. Peter Daszak
18:30
Keynote Lecture: Development of a Green and Sustainable University Campus in the Tropics
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hein
19:00
Meet the Speaker
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hein
19:30
Break
20:00
Dialogue on Sustainable Development in the Tropics
Moderator: Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy
Panellists: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs Sunway University
                     Prof. Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
                     Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Academy of Sciences Malaysia
                     Prof. Stewart Lockie James Cook University
                     Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u African Economic Research Consortium
22:00
End

DAY 2

26 OCT 2021 | TUESDAY
16:45
Address by H.E. Francis N. Muhoro
High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to Malaysia
17:00
Keynote Lecture: Circular Economy for Sustainable Agriculture
Prof. Dr Shenggen Fan
17:30
Meet the Speaker
Prof. Dr Shenggen Fan
18:00
Panel Discussions on Challenges of the Tropics I:
Changing Agriculture Landscape in the Tropics
Digital Innovations for Public Health in the Tropics
Sustainable Use and Health of Tropical Biodiversity
Climate Change in the Tropics
19:30
Keynote Lecture: Sustaining Natural Resources for People and Planet
Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
20:00
Meet the Speaker
Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
20:30
Panel Discussions on Challenges of the Tropics II:
Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Tropics
One Health in Action: Tales of Emerging Pathogens and Things to Come
Sustainable Blue Economy in the Tropics
Leading Edge Material Development for the Tropics
22:00
End

DAY 3

27 OCT 2021 | WEDNESDAY
16:45
Address by H.E Abdoulaye Barro
Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to Malaysia
17:15
Special Lecture: Investing in the Tropics
Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO
17:30
Panel Discussions on Challenges of the Tropics III:
Open Science for Tropical Biodiversity
Smart People-First Cities in the Tropics
Green Energy in the Tropics
19:00
Networking Session
Focus on Africa: Fulfilling Potentials
19:30
Youth Resilience in the Tropics
(Soft Launch of Global Youth Development Index and Report)
20:00
Panel Discussions on Challenges of the Tropics IV:
Frontier Technologies in Tropical Agriculture
Natural Product Development and Trade: The Future is in the Tropics
Vector-Borne and Neglected Diseases in the Tropics
21:45
Presentation of Kuala Lumpur Communique on the Tropics
Moderator: Prof. Emerita Mazlan Othman FASc
22:45
End
TROPSC 2021