Launching of Penang Story 3, Inaugural Lecture by Dato’ (Dr.) Anwar Fazal
The Spirit Of Penang: Informing, Inspiring and Igniting Change
Date: 10 December 2016
Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Bangunan UAB, MPH Event Hall (Level 1)
No 21-25, Gat Lebuh Cina, 10300 Pulau Pinang
Dress code: Smart Casual
About Penang Story 3:
The main theme of this initiative is the “Spirit of Community” that encourages the participation of the wider community through the creation of various platforms of opportunities. Those can be in the form of shared stories, memories and the protection of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) through documentation and public space activation.
The first lecture to jumpstart the Penang Story 3 initiative is by Think City Board Chairman Dato’ (Dr.) Anwar Fazal whose lecture is titled “The Spirit of Penang: Informing, Inspiring and Igniting Change”. He will take us through a journey of the issues and dynamics of public interest activism and social change in and out of Penang.
About The Speaker
Dato’ (Dr.) Anwar Fazal is the Director of the Right Livelihood College (RLC) and Citizens International and also Chairman of Think City and the Penang Gandhi Peace Centre (PGPC). He is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, popularly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” and the “Global 500 Award” of the United Nations Environment Programme. He served for seven years in the City Council of George Town, 12 years leading the Asia-Pacific Urban Governance Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and three years as a visiting Professor at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He played a key role in founding the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), Transparency International Malaysia, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and over a dozen other local, national and global initiatives.