Pangkor International Development Dialogue (PIDD)

Pangkor International Development Dialogue (PIDD)

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The Pangkor International Development Dialogue (PIDD) is an international event that aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the areas of global, regional, national and state development. The PIDD is organized by Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR), a public policy think tank for the Perak State Government. IDR was initiated by Menteri Besar YAB Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir, in his effort to transform Perak into a developed state.

The 2015 PIDD was held at Casuarina @ Meru Hotel, Ipoh, Perak, from 19 to 21 October 2015.

As part of the Pangkor International Development Dialogue, PADU has organized a satellite event focusing on education in Perak. The satellite event titled “Sustaining Education Excellence in Perak” comprises of gallery walk, talks and focus group discussion. The event was well received with a diverse group of stakeholders including federal and state government agencies, NGOs, teachers, parents and foreign delegates. Despite an original capacity of 40, over 50 participants and delegates flood the satellite event.

The satellite event was organized in partnership with the Perak State Exco for Education, Science, Environment and Green Technology, YB. Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Amin Bin Zakaria, assisted by UKM and the Perak State Education Office.

Among the issues discussed were the support for students with low socioeconomic status, education for indigenous children in Perak, as well as parent, community and private sector involvement in education. The participants lauded the satellite event’s success in providing a platform for constructive discussions, and hope for more continuous stakeholder engagement to improve the education in Perak.