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About Us

The Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance is a network of civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, think tanks, academic institutions and social enterprises whose work relate to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Member organisations come from Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak and work across a wide range of issues. Members are broadly grouped into seven thematic groups: gender, indigenous peoples, environment & sustainability, health, education & training, poverty & social wellbeing and governance.

The Alliance serves as an independent voice of civil society in advancing the SDGs in Malaysia.

The Alliance is a member of the National SDG Steering Committee and chairs the CSO Working Group (Jawatankuasa Kerja Pertubuhan Masyarakat Sivil) of the SDG Technical Committee, formed by the Ministry of Economy (formerly known as the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department).

The Alliance had contributed to the preparation of the 2017 and 2021 Voluntary National Reviews, the SDG Roadmap Phases I and II, as well as the Midterm Review of the 11th and 12th Malaysia Plans.

The Alliance was formed in 2016 as a network of organisations from the third sector that cared about Malaysia’s achievement of the SDGs. It played a pivotal role in the formation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on the Sustainable Development Goals (“APPGM-SDG”), a highly collaborative bipartisan Parliamentary platform for the localisation of the SDGs at the constituency level.

Our Members

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Meet the Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance Team


Lavanya Rama Iyer

Director, Policy and Climate Change

WWF Malaysia

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Kiu Jia Yaw

Chair, Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee

Working Group Leads

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Advocacy Working Group Lead

Omna Sreeni-Ong

Founder & Principal Consultant,

Engender Consultancy

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Indigenous Peoples Thematic Group Lead

Kon Onn Sein

Managing Director,

Yayasan Kajian & Pembangunan Masyarakat (YKPM)

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Governance Thematic Group Lead

Jeffrey FK Phang

Executive Council Member,

Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia

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Gender Thematic Group Lead

Bina Ramanand

Lead Coordinator,

Family Frontiers Malaysia


Environment & Sustainability Thematic Group Lead

Afandi Ahmad

Fellow, Technology, Innovation, Environment & Sustainability,

ISIS Malaysia

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Poverty & Social Wellbeing Thematic Group Lead

Dato' Indrani Thuraisingam

Vice President & Legal Advisor, Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (FOMCA)


Health Thematic Group Lead

Dr. Murali Munisamy

Managing Director,

National Cancer Society of Malaysia

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Education & Training Thematic Group Lead

Thai Ming Yeow

Vice Chairperson,

Regional Center of Expertise Greater Kuala Lumpur (RCE GKL)

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Fundraising Working Group Lead

Joyline Chai


Lions Club of George Town Mutiara

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Membership Working Group Lead

Volunteer needed!

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Communications Working Group Lead

Kieran Li Nair

Co-Focal Point,

Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD)

Operations Team

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Coordination Executive

Hemavathi Sivanesan

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