HoB seminar participants explore natural attractions

PARTICIPANTS of the Heart of Borneo (Hob) Youth Seminar explored the Tropical Biodiversity Centre in Sungai Liang yesterday.

Comprising youth from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, the seminar is a three-day event where participants promote sustainable development through their own ideas. The visit to the centre was part of their itinerary on the second day.

The group went on a 30-minute forest trek behind the centre led by its staff, Mohd Yusop Abdul Rahman. Throughout the trek, Mohd Yusop showed the different types of vegetation found in Brunei’s forests, and briefed them on their properties.

The participants would be able to utilise the knowledge that they had gained during the trip when pitching ideas on the final day of the youth seminar.

The group also went to Lamunin for Eko Kampung Cuisine Recipe event and Marine Biodiversity Centre in Meragang.

Organised by Green Brunei, Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director Khairunnisa Ash’ari said she hoped that the participants will now have better understanding about the Heart of Borneo and sustainability issues.

“We want to develop a generation of youth leaders and change-makers, who can take action within their own communities and regionally,” she added, which is in line with the seminar’s theme; ‘Empowering Youth Leaders for Sustainable Development’.

Source: The Brunei Times