Launching of iCUBE

29th January 2011 at The Core, UBD.

The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Development of Brunei Darussalam was the guest of honour for the launching of the consortium. The Honourable Minister expressed his interest in finding out how iCUBE through its research expertise and the strategic advantages of each of the partner universities, would be able to address the issues and problems of global significance, and assist governments in preventing biodiversity loss and in protecting their natural environment.

The Honourable Minister also recognised that iCUBE is an initiative that will support two of the five policy directions contained in the Environment Strategy of the Outline of Policies and Strategies for Development (OPSD) of Brunei Darussalam for 2007-2017, namely in continuing our efforts to conserve Brunei Darussalam’s remarkable biodiversity, rainforest and natural habitat, and in supporting global and regional efforts to address trans-border and regional environmental concerns.