1 Mar (Sat): Workshop on "Speaking for the Trees in Parliament"

This workshop gives a basic introduction of the Singapore parliamentary process from a nominated member of parliament's perspective. Learn how this process can be a channel for environmental advocacy and an opportunity for Singaporeans to give constructive feedback on the 2014 Budget through this process.
This workshop is useful for all who are interested to learn more as well as passionate members of the community who would like to share their feedback, exchange ideas and network with like-minded volunteers to make a difference.

Faizah Jamal
For more than 25 years, Faizah Jamal has been an advocate for the environment, which started with her forays into the Malaysian forests and the volcanoes in Indonesia as a member of the (then) Malayan Nature Society now known as the Nature Society Singapore. Formerly a Corporate Lawyer with a law degree from NUS, Faizah specialized in Intellectual Property Law with top law firms Drew & Napier and Haq & Selvam in Singapore. Faizah is also a recipient of the European Community-ASEAN Post-graduate Scholarship in Environment Studies in 1992, and has a Master’s degree in Environment Law from King’s College, University of London. In 2003 Faizah gave up corporate law to pursue her passion for the environment and embarked on a second career as a full time Environment Educator, leading students towards an awareness of, and love for Nature. Since 2008, Faizah is an Adjunct Lecturer with Republic Polytechnic, pioneering the Environment Education module , where she not only guides young people to be eco–literate, through skillful facilitation, she also encourages her students to reflect deeply on the intangible lessons from Nature in leading meaningful and examined lives. In Feb 2012 Faizah was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament, after her successful nomination by Nature Society Singapore specifically to represent environment concerns in Parliament.

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/leafmonkey2014

Time: 9.30am - 12.30am
Venue: Civil Service College, 31 North Buona Vista Road Singapore 275983 [Map]
Website: http://leafmonkeyworkshop.blogspot.com/
Contact: leafmonkey@gmail.com

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