5th International Sustainable Technology, Energy and Civilization Conference (ISTECC) 2019 on 16th - 17th October 2019

ISTECC was organized annually since 2015. Since the first year of ISTECC, it has captured significant interest among academicians, researchers and global partners to strengthen their networking efforts and engage with external parties to work on sustainable development goals (SDGs). The year of 2019 saw two days conference joined by 200 local and international participants from Indonesia, Japan, China and Southeast Asian regional players. Over the 2 days of October 16-17, 2019, the ISTECC Pop-up Think Thank brought together practitioners and specialists for a critical examination of the SDGs’ future direction in the Asian country.

First day of the conference was held in conjunction with the 14th Southeast Asia Network Forum, in collaboration with Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Legacy Association and Universiti Sains Malaysia at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel. The conference was divided into 2 sessions, began with welcoming remarks from the Chairman of MYKYOTO and Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations, Kyoto University. The conference was inaugurated by the Former Foreign Minister, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar, as witnessed by Mr Kaname Araki, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan. Following that, Prof. Dr. Masahiro Chigira from Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University and Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), Universiti Sains Malaysia acted as the keynote speakers in this conference. The session was structured to foster discussion between participants around the core themes of SDGs. This was achieved by hosting forum to bridge ideas into policies and desired realities.

As the programme of speakers and participants grew, it also became clear that the event had evolved from a traditional academic conference, into a strategic retreat of Round-Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘Future Direction on Asian Networks: Academics, Research and Collaboration’. The evening session gathered representatives of Kyoto University, MYKYOTO, Himpunan Alumni Kyoto University (HAKU), and Sustain Society to develop a shared awareness of the research frontiers in the ASEAN region on which Japanese and ASEAN scientists can work together with various stakeholders to contributing to the sustainable society. To sum up, the first day concluded strategic plan to revitalize the bilateral ties between Malaysia and Japan through Look East Policy (LEP) 2.0 and caught several media attention addressed LEP 2.0.

The second day continued with the ‘International Colloquium on Asian Paths of Civilization and Development’ in cooperation with Asia-Japan Research Institute, Ritsumeikan University which was held at the Conference Hall, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s Office, Putrajaya. Approximately 100 participants and presenters attended the event. 10 speakers combined of local and international researchers, lecturers and students presented and shared their current research findings related to green technology and sustainable issues. All in all, 5th ISTECC has shown positive indicators to broaden information access for scientific communities in Malaysia towards global scientific, technology, social, economic and engineering societies.





Day 1: 16 October 2019 (Wednesday)

Recent Landslide Hazards Induced by Earthquakes in Malaysia and Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Masahiro Chigira

The Balancing Act in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges to the South-East Asia Nations

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah

Forum – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Asian Country

Speaker 1: Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Kono - Vice President, International Strategy and Professor of Southeast Asian Study, Kyoto University

Speaker 2: Dr. Nuki Agya Utama

Executive-Director ASEAN Center for  ENERGY

Speaker 3: Ir. Dr. Sherliza Zaini Sooria - Research and Technical Management, Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)

Moderator : Dr. Zul Ilham Bin Zulkiflee Lubes - University of Malaya;

Deputy Chairman of MYKYOTO



Day 2: 17 October 2019 (Thursday)


The Importance of Islam Hadhari under Leadership of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi towards
Human Capital Development in Malaysia from 2004-2009

Jefridin Haji Atan

Rehabilitation of Asian Worldview in the Global Flow of People

Matsui Nobuyuki

Improving Extreme Rainfall Estimates using Trans-boundary Historical Rainfall Data

Dr. Nor Eliza Alias

Koji-Moromi Fermentation Enhancement: An Immunity-booster Soy Sauce

Dr. Wan Abd Al-Qadr Imad Wan-Mohtar

Role of Place Attachment in Public Housing Relocation: Case for Low Income Residents in Tangerang City West Java

Alpraditia Malik

The Roles of Waqf in Enhancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDs): The Case of Malaysia

Mohammad Nasrul Hakim Roslan

Understanding the Role of Place Attachment for City Regeneration: Post-mining Communities in Sawah Lunto West Sumatra

Roni Armis

The Roles of Waqf in Reducing Income Inequality in Malaysia

Nurelveana Basir @ Basri

Integrating Technology with Local Knowledge for Disaster Education: Utilizing e-Maps for Risk Communication in Two Javanese Cities

Kartika Puspita Sari

Coffee Cultivation  and Rural Development in the Era of Climate Change: The Case of Solok Region west Sumatra

Fitrio Ashardiono

The CO2 Concentration in Recycled Shipping container with Untreated Bamboo as Sustainable Insulation Material

Dr. Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin

A Preliminary Study on the Potential of Waqf in Financing Higher Education in Malaysia

Nurul Aida Razali

Renewable energy possibilities in South-East Asia

Dr. Zul Ilham Zulkifli Lubes