2021 Creating Impact - International Islamic University Malaysia - MAD 4Ss - Malaysia
As part of International Islamic University Malaysia’s (IIUM) journey of making change and creating impact for sustainability through its Whole Institution Transformation (WIT) approach, a new transdisciplinary action-oriented centre is created to mainstream and champion the transition and transformation process for the 4S - Sejahtera, Sustainability, Spirituality and Futures Scenario.
The University-wide projects focus on three areas – turning IIUM into Green Campus, creating Sejahtera Neighbourhood in the University’s vicinity and reorienting the education for sustainable development. With only two full time staff and two student interns, and almost zero operating budget and one shared room for operations, the centre had proved themselves to be MAD agents who became catalysts and made a difference through breaking the silos and unusual approaches to business.
Within two years of its establishment, the centre has driven significant changes towards transforming the curriculum, research agenda, student activism and daily operation for the 4S. The impact made is not only in WIT but leading to Whole Community Transformation (WCT).