BIBD REPRESENTS BRUNEI AS ASEAN LEADER IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ERADICATION

BIBD REPRESENTS BRUNEI AS ASEAN LEADER IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ERADICATION

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BIBD, with the support of the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sports, was honoured with the ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (RDPE) Leadership Awards at the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (AMRDPE), held at JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The award is ASEAN’s recognition of private sector involvement for their contribution in rural development and poverty eradication in the region which has helped provide access and opportunities, while at the same time empowering the people to provide for themselves.

BIBD was nominated as a result of its efforts in supporting, developing and progressing members of the Bruneian community, especially those in rural areas. BIBD’s initiatives such as its ALAF programme and Sirah Amal were lauded as supporting the country’s efforts towards increasing the standard of living.