Participants of Diploma in Diplomacy (DiD) programme who are currently undergoing their four-month training stint at the Institute of Diplomacy & Foreign Relations (IDFR), took some time off from their schedule to organise a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project by planting 30 trees at Kledang Saiong Forest Eco Park, Perak on Saturday, 14 May.
This project was a collaboration between IDFR, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia and Perak State Forestry Department to support the Greening Malaysia: 100 Million Trees Campaign 2021-2025.
“We wanted to give back to society and this CSR tree planting activity with the theme, ‘For the Love of Nature’ is the ideal choice,” said Yazmalina Yaacob, one of the 21 young diplomats of this year’s DiD programme. The main objectives of the CSR project were to raise awareness of global reforestation and mitigate climate change as efforts to improve the country’s ecosystem and biodiversity.
This project was part of a two-day visit to Perak where the participants had a courtesy call with State Secretary, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi bin Abdul Rahim on Friday afternoon. Every year the DiD participants engage with a state authority to understand local council administration matters. This year, Perak was chosen as the destination as it is well known for its eco-diversity and a perfect location for an eco CSR programme.