MEET THE TEAM
Forever Sabah Technical Coordinators & Program Facilitators
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Nicola Abram
Forever Sabah Team Members
CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (CSPO)
Assistant Technical Coordinator
Mega received her Bachelor’s degree with honours in Social Science (International Relations) from Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2014; and pursued her Post-Graduate studies at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), graduating with a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences & Humanity (Political Science) in 2017. Prior to joining Forever Sabah in 2017 she was working on the issues of Statelessness, Undocumented Persons, Migrants and Human Rights in Sabah. She is currently involved in the CSPO project which is supporting smallholders towards RSPO certification in 20 pilot villages in Telupid, Tongod, Beluran and Kinabatangan.
FREE, PRIOR & INFORMED CONSENT (FPIC)
Stakeholder Engagement & Workshop Coordinator
Rizlan Bin Morsit was born in Lahad Datu, and then raised up in Felda Umas-Umas Tawau. After finishing his Form 6, he went to work at the Felda Umas 6 palm oil plantation as a general worker for nearly 8 months. During that time, he saved up his salary and used that money to pay the entrance fees to further his studies at university. Rizlan graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Social Science with Honors in International Relations at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on November 2017. During his studies at UMS, he was the Executive Member (Welfare and Student Affairs) of the Student Representative Council at the UMS Session 2015/2016. He was also the President of UMS 1 Malaysian Club Session in 2016/2017. This helped him to develop his confidence and leadership qualities as a Stakeholder and Workshop Coordinator for the FPIC team in Forever Sabah.
HUMAN ELEPHANT HARMONY (HEH)
Enroe is from Kiulu. He worked for Sabah Parks before joining Forever Sabah in 2018. A keen photographer, he is very passionate about nature, especially birds and orchids. He is currently working with the community in Telupid on the Human Elephant Harmony Project under the guidance of Claudia Lasimbang.
Asst. Technical Coordinator (Legal Innovation)
Born in Keningau and raised all over Sabah (moving from Tambunan, Kota Belud, Kota Marudu, Kudat, Sandakan & Lahad Datu), Febe obtained her Bachelors in Law & Commerce from Management and Science University. Her first work experience was in a law firm under the conveyancing department, which was followed by a brief experience with LexisNexis Malaysia as a Legal Editor. Here, she got the opportunity to take part in LexisNexis’s Rule of Law initiative, which at the time was to collaborate with PACOS Trust and also government bodies focusing mainly on statelessness in Sabah. From then on, her interest on issues in Sabah grew and during a short stop in Labuan (for another job), she started to seriously look for NGOs in Sabah to join which, in turn, led her to Forever Sabah.
Betroychiper or better known as Chiper comes from Kampung Lapasan Ulu and has a
Bachelor's background with Honors in Creative Arts (Graduates 2009/2012) in Theater. He is a person who loves extreme and challenging activities, as well as learning something new. An experienced production director for "Nur" and the production stage manager for "Semurni Kasih Ummi" at Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Chiper has also worked behind the scenes as a cameraman. Currently, he is a field supervisor for the Padi Projek and ensures that the work in the project runs according to the work plan that has been made.
Troy Hessler Paul
Troy is a graduate of Politeknik Tawau Sabah in Tourism Management. He was one of the committee member in the Sandakan Heritage Trail Project in 2018 & a member of PTS Corporate skill service & training. Used to work in the field of sales marketing in 2015/15 and is now starting work with FS as a field staff for the Forever Segama project.
PAYMENT FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (PES)
Nur Liyana Roslan
Nur Liyana has a Diploma in Tourism Management from UiTM, Malaysia. After graduating, she took up an internship with an international professional teambuilding company as the Marketing and Communications Executive before working for several years facilitating educational expeditions across Sabah. She has also worked briefly as a Travel Consultant at a local travel agent. Liyana first joined the communications team for both LEAP Spiral and Forever Sabah before choosing to become the Technical Coordinator of the PES program working in the Babagon Catchment. She is also currently involved in a local Social Enterprise that does art, literature and performance events every other week in the city.
RAMSAR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE (RCI)
Project Coordinator of Trusan Kinabatangan Zone
Siti Fatimah Abd Hakim has a Diploma in Machining Engineering from JTM Training Institute, Malaysia. Her first introduction to Kinabatangan was when she accepted an 8 months substitute teacher contract with a primary school there. Her journey then continued for years after that working as a government servant with SK Abai. Apart from hiking and enjoying nature, she enjoys volunteering too. And getting involved with Community Abai Project (CAP) in 2012 was her stepping stone. Fully trusting her instinct in 2013, she decided to quit her permanent job to better commit with CAP. She has been with the Ramsar Community Initiatives team since 2017.
SPACES PROJECT/HCV MAPPING
Lim Hong Ye
Hong Ye (a.k.a Hugo), graduated from Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2017 with a MSc in Ecological Processes. Hugo currently undertakes the role as research assistant to the SPaCES project where his work focuses on High Conservation Value (HCV) in Sabah, and spatial data development and analyses. His interests include sustainable development, spatial planning, landscape economics and Geographic Information System (GIS).