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Dana Impak is pleased to bring together partners from various sectors to explore opportunities to collaborate with, and tap into the wealth of talent and expertise among Malaysian startups and MSMEs within the agri-food space. As climate change poses an increasing threat to food security in our country, we hope that through this challenge, we can offer the necessary support and a wide-reaching platform to attract capital for innovative and sustainable solutions for the identified theme, which is aligned with our long-term strategy of Advancing Malaysia.
Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional
Climate change is inevitable and could exacerbate Malaysia’s food insecurity and quality of rural livelihoods. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increased frequency of extreme weather events like droughts and floods are likely to have severe implications for our domestic food production systems. It is imperative that we embark on a journey to make our food system climate resilient, achieved through fervent efforts in R&D and innovations.
Dr Sarena Che Omar Deputy Director of Research, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI)
Malaysia ranked 41st out of the 113 countries being evaluated for food security under Global Food Security Index (“GFSI”). However, Malaysia’s low score for the sustainability and adaptation metric of GFSI emphasises the need to find innovative solutions to address climate change-related challenges in the agri-food industry. Dana Impak is committed to this cause, and is excited to be working with like-minded partners to uncover the wealth of innovative ideas, talent and expertise among Malaysian startups and MSMEs. We hope our initiative will catalyse the fundraising journey for the successful participants, by providing them with the necessary skillsets and a wide-reaching platform to attract capital.
Bryan Lim Executive Director Head, Dana Impak and Head, Healthcare
The KIIC is looking for submissions from Malaysian-based business entities with innovative and unique solutions which deliver:
Measurable impact for Malaysians
A sustainable business model
Solutions that can be replicated across Malaysia