Invited Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Dr Rafeah Wahi

Associate Professor

Rafeah Wahi is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, and a Knowledge for Change (K4C) Coordinator and mentor for Qadim Hub, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

She is a Certified Mentor for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) by UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, and Certified Trainer by Malaysian Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp). She has 20 years of experience in teaching and research.

Her area of specialization is environmental engineering, waste utilization technology and waste management education. She is passionate about transformative community transformation, specialising in service learning and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Her current H-index is 15, with more than 1200 citations. She also co-authored 6 books and published over 55 scientific publications including indexed journals, proceedings and other articles. She was the shortlisted candidate for Anugerah Akademik Negara ke-14 (Kategori Pengajaran), recipient for Anugerah Pengajaran UNIMAS (2021), UNIMAS Teaching Excellence Award for Immersive (Blended) Learning (2021), UNIMAS Teaching Excellence Award for Transformative Teaching-Learning (2021), Anugerah Akademik Harapan UNIMAS (2017) and Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by Elsevier (2016).

She is also involved in the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) level in Service Learning Malaysia-University for Society (SULAM) Strategic Committee and Experiential Learning and Competency-based Education (EXCEL) Initiative Strategic Committee.