1. Introduction The University Malaya Climate Change Network (UMCCRN) is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and coordinating and developing research projects led by University Malaya researchers, focusing on the various aspects of climate change research specific to Malaysia and south-east Asia. UMCCRN is committed to facilitating multistakeholder engagement in developing and advancing climate change knowledge and exploring creative mitigating strategies. The network hopes to advance knowledge on the phenomenon of climate change, its impact, mitigation and adaptation approaches and policy responses by a network of multidisciplinary researchers at the forefront of climate change research. UMCCRN is dedicated solely to enhancing human capacity through scientific, social and technical approaches. Establishing vital networking among researchers and academics is critical for building capacity in multidisciplinary and integrated approaches that address climate change-related issues such as disaster management related to extreme climate events. The network of stakeholders includes researchers from a multidisciplinary background, civil society actors, government actors, technical specialists and local as well as indigenous communities to participate in ongoing dialogues towards expressing the different voices in our endeavour for solutions toward mitigating climate change.
2. Objectives of UMCCRN The objectives of the UMCCRN are as follows:
2.1 To be a leading centre in engaging dialogue to explore and address climate change from multistakeholder and rightsholder perspectives.
2.2 To engage in academic production, circulation and consumption of knowledge regarding climate change science and governance.
2.3 To act as a foundation for the advancement of scholarship, namely, in promoting publication and discussion on the latest findings related to climate change. Thus, the centre aims to serve as an action-based platform taking a dynamic and committed stance in approaching climate change mitigation in a multi representation, and participatory way
3. UMCCRN Members
|Name||Special topic groups|
|Dr. Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli (FASS,UM)||Leader|
|A P Dr Helena Muhamad Varkkey (FASS,UM)||Climate change policy and climate action|
|Dr. Tengku Adeline Adura Tengku Hamzah (FASS, UM)||Climate change governance|
|Dr Mariney Mohd Yusoff (FASS, UM)||Climate change and urban society|
|Dr. Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil (FASS,UM)||Climate change and indigenous knowledge|
|Dr. Nisfariza Mohd Noor (FASS, UM)||Monitoring of land use and environmental change|
|Dr. Nor Shahida binti Azali (FASS, UM)||Climate change impacts on the coastal region|
|Dr. Wee Chea (IOES)||Climate change and Ocean (Associate member)|
|Pn Siti Nooraznie Abdul Rahim Principal Asst Secretary, Water Resources and Hydrology Division, KASA||Climate change adaptation (water adaptation and climate resilience)|
|(Associate member) Dr. Zainorfarah Zainuddin Principal Asst Secretary, GHG Inventory and Reporting Unit, Climate Change Division, KASA||GHG Inventory and Carbon Trading (Associate member)|
Formed in 2020, the Research Network on Human Rights is an interdisciplinary network aiming to become a platform for human rights researchers in Malaysia and abroad by connecting human rights research and practice. As such, we also aim to become a focal point for non-academic organisations such as ministries, NGOs and international organisations working on human rights. We explore the contestation of human rights and power relations and how the politics of human rights is interpreted in the Southeast Asian context with its interaction with other state and non-state actors. The Research Network on Human Rights has three core groups: Human Rights, Power and the Politics of Global Order; Human Rights, Peace, Security and Development Nexus; and Activism, Technology and Politics.
Among our partners are the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN), Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Education in ASEAN/ Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA), Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2) in Universitas Jember, Djokosoetono Research Centre of Universitas Indonesia, Diponegoro University, SEA Junction, Observatory of Political Alternatives in Southeast Asia (ALTERSEA), Institute for Social and Economic Research, Education and Information (LP3ES); Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFENet); and Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CASE) in France.
The influence of the media on the development and progression of economic, political, social, and cultural has been widely discussed and highlighted in the literature related to media studies. With the emergence and advancement of new technologies, it has attracted more interest among media scholars on the subjects, especially in understanding its impact towards media organization and also the users who consumed media content. Today, it is observed that media environment are changing where the boundaries are becoming blurred, content offering are becoming more customized and personalized, and interactivity and engagement are becoming essential. These have created uncertainty and raised a range of issues that need further investigation and exploration. This research group aims to address these issues and hopes to contribute to the existing literature and further understanding on the current role of media and how it impacted the society.
On-going research projects:
Malay manuscripts (Naskhah Melayu) are handwritten documents that are very precious. The knowledge contained symbolizes civilization, culture, thought and the glory of civilization. It can be used as part of the primary sources for future researchers. The society in this country as well as abroad should be exposed to Malay manuscripts which are clearly rich in various knowledge. Efforts to preserve Malay manuscripts have been carried out since 2007 by the Department of History, Universiti Malaya. A total of 35 monthly seminar presentations and one International Conference on Malay Manuscripts have been held throughout that period. These seminars and conference have successfully brought together many speakers to discuss Malay manuscripts in various fields from within and outside the country. A collaborative network has been established with stakeholders such as the Department of Literature, Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya, Manuscript Center, National Library of Malaysia, Malaysian Historical Society and the International Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilization (ISTAC-IIUM). Therefore, this Malay Manuscripts (Naskhah Melayu) Research Network is aiming as a platform to give awareness to the community about the importance of Malay manuscripts as a national heritage and one of the important source in various fields for present and future generations.
Last Update: 28/03/2023