The Emerging Leaders Dialogue (ELD) Asia study group visits RECODA prior to presentation to HRH Princess Anne

One of the delegates signing RECODA’s guest book

RECODA hosted a study tour for delegates participating in the Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues Asia 2016 held from 20th October to 1st November 2016 in Malaysia. The study tour aims to help participants gain insights into the best leadership practices in sustainable development. Their findings from the study tour to RECODA and other regions and agencies will be presented to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne on the 31st October 2016.

The study tour includes delegates from Kenya, Australia, England, Jamaica, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia who were briefed on the history, scope and scale of the SCORE initiative by Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot, CEO of RECODA before he highlighted the importance of power, connectivity, human capital and environmental protection when implementing SCORE projects.

Among the many interesting questions posed during the meeting were questions on “What measures of inclusivity were taken to ensure employment of women and disabled people” as well as “What policies were applied to ensure more local employment rather than the hiring of foreign workers.”

Dawend Jiwan later briefed the delegates on the manpower requirements of SCORE in the future, as well as environmental protection policies for the projects in SCORE.

One of the delegates having worked with another corridor in Malaysia noted that in terms of sheer physical achievements, SCORE was the most impressive especially given the logistical challenges of the area. Another delegate remarked that RECODA’s efforts in developing SCORE were a ‘Phenomenal Achievement’.