Dutch Honorary Counsul to Brunei Darussalam Jeroen Diels organised a dialogue session on sustainability and leadership at the Wildflower Café at Peak Performance, Berakas yesterday.
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei Darussalam Margriet Vonno was present.
She shared insights from her professional journey as a leader as well as her personal passion for sustainability. She emphasised the importance of practising ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ and highlighted the circular economy week taking place in the Netherlands this week.
Bruneian women driving sustainability across various fields such as energy industry, tourism, fashion, education and environment also took part in the dialogue. They were Legislative Council member and Co-founder of Green Brunei Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, founder of The Collective art events Shinny Chia, Resource, Research and Development Lead and Founder of EnEvo Siti Norasyidah binti Haji Kariya, founder of MY Actions For SDGs Campaign Nurul Hadina Haji Alias, Designer at ETAH Studio Aisyah Azlan and Co-founder of Eco Ponies Garden Eyon Ukoi.
Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) Head of Energy Transition Shirley Sikun facilitated the dialogue.
BSP sought to connect female Bruneian leaders to share insights and collaborative approaches to pivot towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
The dialogue aimed to highlighted the role that individuals, local communities and businesses can play towards achieving the United Nations (UN)’s sustainable development goals and Brunei’s National Climate Change Policy.