On March 15th and 16th, 2019 a coalition of civil society organizations will bring together government officials, international and local energy experts, industry representatives, and grassroots communities to discuss concrete pathways to achieve economically and environmentally sustainable energy systems that address energy poverty and energy needs for development in Malaysia.

The goal of the conference will be to inform and align stakeholders on renewable energy strategies for Sarawak and Malaysia. The conference will take place at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching and will feature key Malaysian officials and local and international experts.  

Poor energy access poses health, education, and economic challenges that are well documented, yet approximately 120 million people across Southeast Asia still don’t have access to electricity.

In Malaysia, rural electrification and energy demand growth for industrial and city household use are two of the big challenges. Similarly recognized are the environmental and health issues caused by utilizing fossil fuels and large infrastructure projects to meet these energy needs.

The Clean Energy Collaboration, Kuching will bring together diverse stakeholders to explore how Malaysia and Sarawak can address utility-scale and rural energy needs through renewable and sustainable practices.



We invite interested civil society, energy policy experts, industry, government and student representatives to attend the Clean Energy Collaboration Kuching. Early bird tickets are available between now and January 20th. Space is limited.


  • Expert presentations on energy justice, rural electrification, and renewable energy
  • Presentations by communities impacted by energy infrastructure and engaged in community-based energy solutions (micro-hydro and solar systems)
  • Presentations by regional energy practitioners
  • Breakout sessions and panel discussions on specific issues such as energy demands, scalability, risk and investment, energy policy, rural electrification and community participation
  • Keynote addresses by government ministers and officials
  • Ample networking opportunities, including during the formal dinner and cultural event

Event Organizers


SAVE Rivers supports and empowers rural communities to protect their land, rivers, and watersheds through capacity building, networking, research, education, and advocacy.


PACOS Trust would like to see peaceful indigenous communities, united and well equipped with the knowledge and expertise to manage their resources and opportunities to support a comfortable life.


JOAS – The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia) advocates for the rights, cultures, beliefs and livelihoods of Malaysia’s indigenous people.

Supporting Organizations


We invite corporate, nonprofit and academic sponsorships from those who wish to bring their products and programs to the attention of our attendees. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email cleanenergycollab@gmail.com

Contact the organizing team