Collaborative, Capacity Development Efforts: A case of Kampung Hujung Rintis, Perak and UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Malaysia


  • Rugayah Hashim Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor
  • Zaidi Mohd Aminuddin Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor
  • Ayu Rohaidah Ghazali Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor
  • Norfadzilah Abd Razak Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor



Collaborative, Capacity Development Efforts, A case of Kampung Hujung Rintis, Perak and UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Malaysia


Public universities have been directed to have more collaborative projects with disadvantaged communities for capacity and sustainable developments. In the case of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch (UCS), the success stories on community engagement and capacity development have been shown with Kampung Hujung Rintis, Perak, Malaysia. This paper aims to showcase impacts on collaborative efforts through a live research laboratory for data collection using multiple techniques. The feedbacks from cross-disciplinary projects were for the implementation of capacity-development initiatives at Kampung Hujung Rintis. The implications from the case events showed that continuous community engagements would be beneficial for all parties involved.

Keywords: Capacity Development; Disadvantage Communities; Research Co-production; Sustainable Development

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Author Biography

Rugayah Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor

Professor of Digital Government. Other areas of research interests include policy studies, social robotics and built environment.


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How to Cite

Hashim, R., Mohd Aminuddin, Z., Ghazali, A. R., & Abd Razak, N. (2019). Collaborative, Capacity Development Efforts: A case of Kampung Hujung Rintis, Perak and UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 297–302.

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