Putting culture in the heart of development
YOUTH GREEN X-CHANGE: YOUTH IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable development is described as a way for people to use resources without the resources running out in the future. This resources are not merely raw materials but includes cultural and heritage components which are an integral part of local community.
However, sometimes the latter aspects are diluted and eventually lost during a development process because, unlike raw material resources, some cultural and heritage components are simply intangible and cannot be priced or assessed.
Thus, placing culture at the heart of development plan is essential, especially in Sarawak, where more than 20 ethnic groups exist. This form of development transforms ordinary modernization into hearty and value-added progress as cultural aspects and knowledge are preserved.
This week’s Youth Green X-Change column features another two photography entries, each with its own story.
The Youth Green X-Change is a programme by Natural Resources and Environment Board Sarawak, Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak, World Wide Fund for Nature (Malaysia), Department of Environment Sarawak, Teacher’s Education Institute- Batu Lintang Campus, Trienekens (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd.