Partnership with the University of Malaya, 2020 – 2021

MIMA is partnering with experts from the University of Malaya (UM) and counterparts from the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marine Laboratory on the NexAMS. The NexAMS is short for the project – Nexus Action for Mangroves in Selangor: Protection Through Value Creation for Community-Public-Private Partnerships.

Launched in May 2020, this is an 18-month project under the Newton Fund Impact Scheme. The project is aimed at advancing policy and business initiatives for improved, inclusive mangrove protection through sustainable use and effective partnerships, focusing on Selangor. 

More specifically, the MIMA Centre for Coastal and Marine Environment (CMER) will be focusing on policy cooperation with the project’s focal points and its partners, to explore mutually beneficial opportunities in coastline protection. As part of the consultations, MIMA joined the first inaugural meeting online on 1 December 2020 with project partners, including the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, Selangor Forestry Department, National Water Institute of Malaysia, MyMangrove, Malaysian Inshore Fishermen Association for Education and Welfare (JARING), as well as CPD Holistics Sdn. Bhd. 

The Inaugural Project Partners Meeting via Zoom, 1 December 2020

This was later followed by a more detailed consultation with the project focal points from UM on 14 December 2020 at MIMA. Following these, MIMA has formalised the cooperation with UM by the end of 2020.

Project Partner Discussion at MIMA, 14 December 2020

Check out the newly established project website and the first newsletter at the following links, where updates and further information on stakeholders’ engagement, capacity building, policy advancement and other related activities will be provided continuously.  

The newly launched NexAMS website:

The first NexAMS E-Newsletter (January 2021):

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