Launching Of Borneo Global Issues Conference

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman in a sabda stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic has also placed extraordinarily high expectations on world leaders to make decisions on how best to manage its impact and consequences, a decision that would ultimately shape our lives in many ways. Her Royal Highness in a sabda also said that as many countries are moving towards endemicity, the long-term impact of the pandemic is only now being assessed and understood. It is therefore the duty of each and every one member of society to participate to the best in safeguarding good health and well-being of everyone around us. Her Royal Highness made the sabda at the Launching of the 18th International School Brunei Borneo Global Issues Conference, ISB BGIC, yesterday morning. The conference which was organised by ISB and in support of the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition, MYCE 2022, was held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Upon arrival, Her Royal Highness as the Royal Patron of ISB BGIC was greeted by Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and Tony Macfadyen, Executive Principal of ISB.

Her Royal Highness presented certificates of participation to representatives from twenty-one schools and sponsors.

In his welcoming address, the Executive Principal of ISB expressed gratitude towards the ISB conference partner.

In his keynote address, Dr Peter Tay, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles JPMC, touched on the Sustainable Development Goals 3 in ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages.

While, Dayang Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain, Founder Impian Project and Health and Nursing Care Sendirian Berhad among others shared the importance of achieving the standard of health and effective of health care services.

In a sabda, Her Royal Highness emphasized that all parties have a duty to consider the aftermath of the pandemic on all levels of society, and also to learn from it, so we can better prepare for the future.

Her Royal Highness then presented mementos to sponsors and supporters. The event was sponsored by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles JPMC Sdn Bhd, Dynamik Technologies Sdn Bhd, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam and Butra HeidelbergCement Sdn Bhd.

Her Royal Highness also viewed the Climate Action Week exhibition. With the theme "Towards A Low Carbon And Climate-Resilient Brunei Darussalam", the ISB BGIC brings youth together to consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and global communities.

Source: Radio Television Brunei