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Masterplan Study For Beluran Agropolitan Project At Ulu Lingkabau, Beluran.

Usage of digital technologies for management and surveillance of biodiversity/natural resources.

The objectives of the seminar are creating awareness among participants on existing and future digital technologies in assisting conservations; hHighlighting the pros and cons of utilising digital technologies; and to publicise existing examples from Sabah on usage of digital technologies. The target audiences are researchers from tertiary institutions and other organisations; natural resource managers (including those involved in enforcement and monitoring) and students.

Venue of the seminar: Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Hotel, dated 24 April 2018.

Sesi Dialog IDS-UMS: Isu dan Strategi Ke Arah Pembangunan Modal Insan Sabah Dan Malaysia

Datuk Mohd Hasnol bin Ayub with UMS students at the Recital Hall, UMS on 9 May 2017 sharing his view on the issues and strategies in developing the human capital in Sabah and Malaysia.

Perasmian Majlis Pelancaran Program Baharu Sarjana Sastera, UMS

Perasmian Majlis Pelancaran Program Baharu Sarjana Sastera (Kerajaan Dan Hubungan Antarabangsa dan Sarjana Muda Dengan Kepujian-Pendarasan Islam-

YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, Sabah Chief Minister (right) congratulates Vice Chancelor of UMS YBhg Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah (center) in conjunction with the Launching of UMS New Program. The launching were jointly organised by UMS, IDS and Biro Tata Negara (BTN). Also present is IDS CEO Datuk Mohd Hasnol bin Ayub (left).


Engagement Session With Ascot’s Youth On What Is The Role Of Social Media And Its Impact To The Development Of Our Youth And Nation

Datuk Mohd Hasnol bin Ayub speaking to the ASCOT youth on the role of social media and its impact to the development of our youth and the nation at The Klagan Regency 1Borneo on 26 April 2017.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:45

IDS Welcomes New CEO

IDS Welcomes New CEO

(Picture: Datuk Dr Johan Arriffin Samad (left) received his letter of appointment from IDS Chairman Tan Sri Simon Sipaun). KOTA KINABALU (Mon): Datuk Dr Johan Arriffin bin Datuk Hj. A Samad has been appointed as the new CEO of IDS effective December 1, 2018. He will lead the autonomous research body with the primary mission to assist the government in meeting the needs and aspiration of the people through research and analysis on development issues.

Dr Johan has extensive experience working in multi-national companies and spent 16 years with ExxonMobil before joining Yayasan Sabah as Deputy Director. After leaving Yayasan Sabah, Datuk Dr Johan started the technology company Dragonfly Robotix Sdn. Bhd. offering specialized services in aerial mapping and photography for clients like POIC, Sabah Ports Authority, international film companies and project developers. He is also a well-known writer and columnist at Free Malaysia Today (FMT), the Malaysian Insight and Daily Express, Kota Kinabalu.

Datuk Dr Johan is an alumnus of University of South Australia where he attained his Doctorate in Business Administration. His academic research was in organizational change using soft system methodology, building of world class organization using benchmarking of best practices, process mapping and the development of learning organizations. He holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing from University of Hull, UK and Diploma in Advanced Marketing from Bristol Polytechnic, UK. He is a life member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Over the course of his professional career, Datuk Dr Johan has held several companies’ directorship, which includes Shell Timur Sdn. Bhd., Kimanis Power Sdn. Bhd., Sipitang Oil & Gas Industrial Park, Asian Supply Base Sdn. Bhd., Petrosab Sdn. Bhd., and Yayasan Sabah Shipping. Datuk Dr Johan has also led the State oil and gas downstream planning under Malaysian Petroleum Resource Corporation (Pemandu).

Among his priority as the new CEO is to enhance IDS human resource capability by exposing them to lifelong learning through training not only at the local but also at the international level. He is also keen to foster team building among IDS staff so as to transform them into excellent team players. Datuk Dr Johan sees this as vital to ensure IDS remains relevant in this digital era and able to perform its function as an independent research institute as well as a think tank to the state government of Sabah. Furthermore, he is also concerned with issues such as poverty, national unity, oil royalty and MA63 which are also the current concern of the state government and would like IDS to be prepared to embrace the challenges ahead in these research areas.

Friday, 17 March 2017 17:00

Inisiatif Kerajaan Dan Impaknya

Sesi Interaksi Ids (Sabah)-Belia: nisiatif Kerajaan Dan Impaknya Kepada Pembangunan Belia, Kerjasama IDS (Sabah) dan UiTM Sabah

Datuk Mohd Hasnol bin Ayub (standing on stage) attentively listening to question post by one of the participant during the session of interacting with the youths of Kota Kinabalu of higher learning institutions at Dewan Tun Mustapha, UiTM, Kota Kinabalu on 7 March 2017.

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (KRIBB) Visit to Institute For Development Studies, Sabah

Thursday, 07 December 2017 16:19

Preparation of Economics Downturn Seminar

Preparation of Economics Downturn seminar was conducted at UiTM Kota Kinabalu.

Preparation of Economics Downturn seminar at Dewan Tun Mustapha, UiTM (Sabah), Datuk Mohd Hasnol bin Ayub (seated center), CEO of IDS (Sabah) as an invited speaker on 7 December 2016 organised by UiTM (Sabah).

Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:16

Contemporary Economics Seminar IDS-UMS

1st Seminar on Contemporary Economics organised by UMS.

Datuk Mohd Hasnol bin Ayub (3rd from left) as a speaker at the 1st Seminar on Contemporary Economics organised by UMS on the 21-22 September 2016.

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