THE British High Commissioner hosted a Civil Society and Chevening Alumni Roundtable discussion as well as networking event yesterday at the residence. The aim was to bring civil society organisations together and allow the Chevening Alumni to network, share best practice, find synergies and identify opportunities for collaboration.
British High Commissioner David Ian Campbell said, “It was fascinating to hear from such a diverse range of organisations, all making a real contribution to Bruneian society and environment. Many are now planning their projects for 2015 which we will follow with close interest. It was good to have the perspective of our Chevening scholars too.”
Civil Society Organisations (CSOS) present covered a wide range of issues in Brunei from the environment (Green Brunei, Green Apeel), to wildlife (1stopbrunei Wildlife, CAS) to social welfare (SCOT, the Women’s Council, MKM, BASMIDA, Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council). All CSOs were invited to give short, forward looking presentations on their upcoming activities and projects. Also present were representatives from Standard Chartered Bank who gave a brief overview of the work they do in terms of corporate social responsibility.