SDSN established its SDSN Secretariat office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2021. The Kuala Lumpur office serves as SDSN’s Asia Headquarters, working closely with the New York and Paris offices, as well as regional Networks and partners, to advance SDSN’s global mission, with a particular focus on promoting sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Professor Woo Wing Thye, SDSN’s Vice President for Asia, heads the new office, which is generously funded by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and hosted by Sunway University.
The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC)
JSC is a regional center of excellence that advances the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, tackling the sustainability agenda through education, training, research and policy advisory. The Center has a focus on research and policy practice, delivering world-class programs to train students, practitioners and policy leaders on sustainable initiatives while working in collaboration with industry, government bodies, NGOs and universities worldwide, to develop solutions related to the SDGs.
Launched in December 2016, the Center operates out of Sunway University under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable development. The Center was borne out of a $10 million gift from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) to the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
The Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology
MIGHT facilitates and empowers industry, government and academia through nurturing, expanding and building high technology capacity of the Malaysian high technology ecosystem by creating opportunities and building competencies.