TROPSC 2021

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FEATURED SPEAKERS
Academician Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
Keynote Speaker - Tropical Natural Resources

Chairman - Atri Advisory

Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid is currently the Chairman of Atri Advisory and spearheading the Wyss Foundation and National Geographic’s Campaign for Nature 30x30 initiative in the ASEAN region. He was also appointed the Pro-Chancellor of Multimedia University in Malaysia, Chairman for Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia, as well as the Chairman for INGSA Science Advice Network for the ASEAN Region. Previously he held the post of Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and also former Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University. He is the founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and former member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Academician Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid FASc
Prof. Dr Shenggen Fan
Keynote Speaker – Tropical Agriculture

Dean and Policy Chair Professor - Academy of Global Food Economics, China Agricultural University

Shenggen Fan is currently Chair Professor and Dean of Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy(AGFEP) at China Agricultural University(CAU). Prior to joining CAU, Shenggen Fan was director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 2009 to 2019. He is currently a member of the Lead Group for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement appointed by UN Secretary General. He served as member, vice chair and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food and Nutrition Security. Dr. Fan was awarded an honorary life member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) in 2018, and became Fellow of American Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2020.
Prof. Dr Shenggen Fan
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hien
Keynote Speaker – Tropical Architecture and Engineering

Professor and Vice Dean (Research) - School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

Professor Wong is currently a Professor and Vice Dean (Research) at School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. He has been the Principal Investigator for a number of research projects funded by the various Singapore government agencies to study natural ventilation and thermal comfort. Prof Wong has also carried out extensive research in the Urban Heat Island effect in Singapore and to explore the various mitigation measures such as utilization of urban greenery and cool roof materials. He has published more than 200 research articles in journals and he is member of much national and international advisory board and editor board.
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hien
Dr Peter Daszak
Keynote Speaker – Tropical Medicine

President - EcoHealth Alliance

Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance, a US-based global not-for-profit organization that conducts research and outreach on emerging diseases and conservation. Dr. Daszak’s research focuses on the origins and impact of emerging diseases and includes identifying the bat origin of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, the drivers of Nipah virus emergence, publishing the first global emerging disease ‘hotspots’ map, discovering SADS-CoV, and discovering chytridiomycosis as the cause global amphibian declines. Dr. Daszak is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, Chair of the NASEM’s Forum on Microbial Threats, and a member of the NRC Advisory Committee to the US Global Change Research Program.
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. Amb. Hermono
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Malaysia
17:30
Break
18:00
Keynote on Tropical Medicine
Dr. Peter Daszak
18:30
Keynote on Tropical Architecture and Engineering
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hein
19:00
Meet the Speaker
Prof. Dr Wong Nyuk Hein
20:00
Dialogue on Sustainable Development in the Tropics
22:00
End

DAY 2

26 OCT 2021 | TUESDAY
16:40
Introduction
16:45
Address by H.E. Francis N. Muhoro
High Commissioner of Kenya to Malaysia
17:00
Keynote on Tropical 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 on Tropical Natural Resources
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
17:15
Talk by YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah – Investing in the Tropics
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
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 and Adoption of Kuala Lumpur Communique on the Tropics
Moderator: Emerita Prof. Mazlan Othman
22:45
End
TROPSC 2021