About MTCP

The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting in New Delhi, India, to signify Malaysia’s commitment to the South-South Cooperation, in particular, the Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC).

The MTCP emphasizes on the development of human resources through the provision of trainings in various areas which are essential for a country’s development such as the public administration, good governance, health, education, agriculture, sustainable development, poverty alleviation, economy and finance, ICT and environment. Annually, Malaysia offered more than 65 capacity-building and technical assistance programmes under the MTCP, which have benefited more than 34,000 participants from 144 countries.

UTHM Hosts the Virtual Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2022


A training course on "Life Cycle Initiative towards Sustainable Manufacturing for Circular Economy" was successfully organised by the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). This online course was conducted from 12th July until 16th July 2022. The course was coordinated by the Centre for Continuous Learning and APEL (PPBA) under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia (MOFA). The programme was officiated by Professor Ts. Dr. Azme Khamis (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and International). At the opening ceremony, the official representative from MOFA, Mr. Mogen Selvaraja was also presence to give a welcome speech. While in the closing session, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Musli Mohammad (Director, PPBA UTHM) presented closing remarks to the participants and trainers.
Trainers for this course were Professor Dr. Erween Abd. Rahim and Ts. Dr. Nur Kamilah Yusuf from the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (FKMP). This course adopted interactive online activities, classes, group discussions, and presentations. The implementation of this course enables Malaysia to share expertise and experiences in the area of life cycle initiative towards sustainable manufacturing. Participants involved in this course were from Algeria, Ghana and Gambia. They acted as mediators and small ambassadors for their countries to discuss and share experiences related to sustainable manufacturing issues. Furthermore, Malaysia is one of the countries that emphasises bilateral relations to strengthen and empower the good relationship in stabilising the economy, politics and society in this region. In conjunction with that, this five-day course is one of the ways the Malaysian government strengthened the relationship between the countries involved. It is envisaged that the intellectual discourse from this programme will result in future collaborations between governments, universities, research institutions and industries at the international level.
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