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IDEALAB FINAL EDITION : ThinkTalk - Enticing Youth to Agribusiness
The world risks an impending food crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic. Quick actions and measures should be taken to save the most vulnerable, create more jobs for young people and keep the food supply chains thriving.

In this final edition of the WIEF Idealab 2020 Series, the ThinkTalk speaker uncovers:
• how to better develop an entrepreneurial mindset in agriculture for young people
• ways to engage youth in agriculture
• the new agricultural mechanisation from technological revolution
• how tech and agricultural companies should collaborate and build trust to create new agricultural innovations

Darren Tan, Head of Education and Community Outreach, ComCrop, Singapore

Jessy Chahal, TV Personality and Broadcast Journalist, Malaysia

* Catch a unique 5-min solo performance by a remarkable WIEF MOCAfest artist, NISA ADDINA. Nisa is an incredible young contemporary R&B/pop violinist, composer and producer from Sarawak, Malaysia

Sep 29, 2020 03:00 PM in Kuala Lumpur

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DARREN TAN (Speaker)
Head, Education and Community Outreach @ComCrop, Singapore
Darren Tan heads the Education and Community Outreach efforts at ComCrop, a Singaporean AVA-licensed rooftop greenhouse farm. His accumulated experiences in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various roles as an educator in a secondary school give him balanced perspectives on Singapore's environmental sustainability and food security matters. Darren was awarded the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellowship by the American Department of State in 2017 and represented Singapore on an exchange focusing on environmental sustainability. He was nominated to be part of Our Singapore Leaders Programme (OSLP) in 2018. He is part of the MEWR-NYC Youth Circles, that work on ground-up initiatives to co-deliberation of policies. He mentors through the American Embassy Alumni Mentoring Programme and the 2019 Youth Action Challenge.
JESSY CHAHAL (Moderator)
TV Personality and Broadcast Journalist @Malaysia
Jessy Chahal is a television anchor and presenter of news and live talk shows on current issues. She has over 16 years of corporate and media industry experience, with Frost & Sullivan, Oracle, Media Prima Berhad and Bernama. She hosted and moderated events such as President Obama's visit to Malaysia, The Economic Times Business Leaders Conclave with Prime Ministers of Malaysia and India, as well as the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). Jessy is the founder of boutique communications firm, Bloom PR MediaComm. She is passionate about women empowerment, youth and technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computing and multimedia from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, and a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
Violinist @Malaysia
Nisa Addina is a contemporary violinist, composer and producer from Kuching, Sarawak. She represents Sarawak culture through her music that spans various styles from classical, R&B, pop to jazz. While in Berklee College of Music, she performed with artists such as Jacob Collier and Tia Ray, as well as recorded many compositions and arrangements. Nisa released a debut EP 'Yakina' produced by Syafiee Obe and an album dedicated to Malaysian music icon, Tan Sri P Ramlee, produced by Helen Yap, featuring Aubrey Suwito, Jenny Chin and Azlan Abu Hassan. In 2011, Nisa was the first Malaysian to win the Junior Grand Champion in its instrumentalist category at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. This placed her in the Malaysian Book of Records. She played with Permata Seni Music (PSM) ensemble of Istana Budaya in Malaysia under the tutelage of principal conductor Mustafa Fuzer Nawi.