Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria - GoWOWComm

Prof. Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria

Co-chair Malaysian CSO SDG Alliance & Principal Fellow Institute of Ethnic Studies, UKM.

Prof Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria is the Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies. Holds a PhD in sociology from Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom. In March 2018 he was confirmed Practice Professor in Public Advocacy by the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

He is the Co-chair of the Malaysia CSO SDG Alliance. He is heading the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on SDGs (Approved by Parliament on Oct 17, 2019). He is also a member of the National SDG Steering Committee established by the EPU now the Ministry of Economic Affairs since 2016. In Oct 2017 the United Nations Office in Malaysia awarded the UN Award for his special contributions for the promotions of SDGs.

He was appointed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister as member of the Malaysian Consultative Council on Foreign Policy with specific reference to SDGs since October 2018.