VIBES+ Youth Conference
2021 Recap!

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VIBES+ by BB4SCP 2021 was held virtually throughout the month of August, exploring key issues of food systems with the theme ‘Youth: Food Changemakers'.

 

Delegates participated in webinar series, upskilling programmes, community outreach activities, and many other learning opportunities.

WEBINAR SERIES

 

The Food Systems:

A Malaysian Story

This webinar set the stage as part of the conference opening ceremony, with distinguished panelists discussing our food systems in local and global contexts. In addition, the webinar taught delegates about issues associated with food systems and the work done by various stakeholders to address these issues.

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We Can Do This Together: Making food accessible for all, NGO and SE POV

In this session, we heard from those working in the frontline to make sure food is available and accessible to communities in need.

 

Panelists also discussed closing the loop and reducing the negative impacts of the food system on our natural environment.

Youth in Sustainable Food Production

This seminar featured practitioners in the industry on the multiple technologies, methods, and opportunities for youth involvement in sustainable food production. Panelists also answered the burning question of “How to make agriculture attractive to young people”?

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Selected stories from the Food Drives

Delegates shared their experience conducting and organising their very own food drive.

 

Hear more about their challenges, achievements, and the beneficiary communities of their funds raised!

A THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS...

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WWF-Malaysia

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Khazanah Research Institute

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Ministry of Agriculture and

Food Industries

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

 
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DESIGN THINKING

7 August 2021 | 10.00 - 12.00 PM & 2.00 - 4.00 PM

Bring in your findings from the Treasure Hunt and get down and dirty into the discussion on making it happen via the framework of design thinking. Through their expertise and experience, Impact Hub Malaysia will provide you with valuable guidance through facilitation and engagements.

Go on the way forward, youth!

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SOCIAL MEDIA STORYTELLING STRATEGIES

10 August 2021 | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM & 2.00 - 3.30 PM

In this workshop, Kini Academy guided delegates on making their content stand out on social media. Delegates learned the what and how to communicate their stories successfully!

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SOCIAL INNOVATION

21 August 2021 | 10.00 - 12.00 PM & 2.00 - 4.00 PM

A continuation of the Design Thinking workshop, delegates revisited their ideas and found out how to turn them into reality!

TASKS

 

STORYTELLING CHALLENGE WINNERS

VIBES+ by BB4SCP challenged delegates to tell a story using their voice and online outreach.

Delegates shared with us their individual and communal initiates on food. Innovative topics such as food waste, composting, and individual diets were showcased as part of the challenge.

 

Tune in below for video clips featuring our delegates and their stories!

"No More Food Waste!!" - by Nur Amielia (Amy)

"What diet? Let's Change Our Food Systems" - by Shazana

"My Inspiration, my grandma" - by Andrea

"What can we do to reduce carbon 'food'prints?" - by Bella

"What I Eat In A Day" - Raihanah

TREASURE HUNT!

TASK 1: Watch video on food systems

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TASK 2: Play the sustainable fishing game

In this virtual treasure hunt, delegates were provided clues to search to search for information, impacts, and challenges of the food systems.

 

These tasks allowed delegates to learn about indirect and direct drivers towards loss of biodiversity, climate change, food insecurity, and more. Knowledge gained from the treasure hunt prepared delegates for their first workshop on finding solutions for issues related to the food systems. 

TASK 3: Write your thoughts about on issues related to food systems in Malaysia. List as many solutions as you can think of.

TASK 4: Solutions sometimes might have unintended negative consequences. What have you learnt about the solutions and how can it be improved?

 

FOOD DRIVE

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED:
RM 8626.48!

Our delegates conducted a food drive as part of the conference to raise funds for a partner organisation. Find out more about their initiatives here and view our webinar to learn more about other groups and their impact on communities and organisations!

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Syahrul Farhan, Puteri Anis, Nurasyiqin,

Anis Liyana, Syafirah Nabila

The Fab 5 conducted a dual-initiative food drive through virtual fundraising and collaboration with a small-business. Lucky draws were also held to generate momentum and spread further awareness.

 

Proceeds through their initiatives went to support the Projek Amal Food Bank.

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Andrea Perng, Andrea Yeo, Sin Lee, Dania

Using their very own Save Our Youth (SOY) Mascot, Group DJ conducted a virtual food drive. Free gifts (digital drawings, phone background, and cat pictures) were provided to donors who donated more than RM 10.

 

Their food drive supported the “feed to educate” initiative run by Charity Right.

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Steven, Carys, Farzana, Nean Ern

Steven, Carys, Farzana and Nean Ern held a virtual movie night with receipts going to The Lost Food Project.

 

Movies were pre-selected to raise environmental awareness alongside the food drive, which 30 total participants tuned in for over two sessions.

A THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS...

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Charity Right

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Pertiwi Soup Kitchen

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The Lost Food Project

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: YOUTH RESOLUTIONS

 
 

WHAT IS VIBES+?

“VIBES+ by BB4SCP is a spin-off of our Building Bridges for Sustainable Consumption and Production (BB4SCP) youth conference. It is a month-long learning journey held virtually throughout the month of August, exploring key issues of food systems with the theme ‘Youth: Food Changemakers'.

 

Delegates participate in webinar series, upskilling programmes, community outreach activities, and many other learning opportunities.

The theme for 2021 is:

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TESTIMONIALS

Muhammad Syahrul Farhan

(Green Mentor)

IPG Kampus Temenggong Ibrahim

Interactive and insightful throughout the month-long program

Nur'alya

(Delegate)

Universiti Putra Malaysia

I thought it would only be a boring online program but there are fun games and activities conducted such as the virtual hunt and  food drive (which i've never done before and is super duper fun!).

 

Speakers for the webinars were very nice and knew how to capture people's attention. The workshops really changed the way I think.

Wan Wahidah

(Delegate)

IPG Kampus Perempuan Melayu Melaka

I think I have a full view about all the food issues in Malaysia and that issues come up with a lot of ideas and suggestions for improvements.

 

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE, PLEASE WRITE TO US!

Mazlina Sabtu (Miss)

Tel: +603 7450 3773 Ext. 6317

Fax No: +603 7450 3777
Email: msabtu@wwf.org.my

WWF-Malaysia

1 Jalan PJS 5/28A 
Petaling Jaya Commercial Centre (PJCC) 
46150 Petaling Jaya 
Selangor, Malaysia 

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