Universiti Malaysia Kelantan is organizing Mini SEED (Social Enterprise for Economic Development) from 30 April to 5 May 2019 at Setiu Wetlands, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. This event is attended by students from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Four Unib’s students are attending the event. Those students are:

1. Arfan Diantama (Faculty of Economic and Business)
2. Gita Selvia (Faculty of Economic and Business)
3. Nadya Aprilianti (Faculty of Medicines and Health Sciences)
4. Sharinna Raiini Martial (Faculty of Economic and Business)

During this event, those four UNIB’s students were awarded:

  1. Best video presentation
  2. Best group presentation
  3. Best business plan


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The Social Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Program of the ASEAN Learning Network is a unique student-centered and socially responsible learning initiative, requiring students to work together in multicultural teams to learn experientially in the real-life context of a poor Southeast Asian village. In the SEED program, students learn and understand through practice by developing a viable enterprise plan with the villagers which the villagers will themselves implement. By resolving the villagers’ problems arising from their perception of the viability of proposed ideas, students win the agreement and change the mind-sets of villagers through empathy and effective intercultural understanding and teamwork, thereby, acquiring skills in intercultural management, transformational leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation.

With the size of 23,000 hectares, Setiu Wetlands is the largest natural wetlands in the East Coast region of Peninsular Malaysia, combining various ecosystems including freshwater, seawater, brackish water and a 14 km lagoon. The lagoon is a natural harbor for fishing boats of the fishermen surrounding the area. The local communities are involved in fisheries sector and cottage industries that produce traditional sea-based traditional delicacies which include fish crackers, shrimp paste as well as fermented fish sauce.



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