Banie is an Indigenous activist with over 20 years of experience in developing renewable energy solutions to improve the livelihood of rural communities. A self-taught innovator, he has installed micro-hydro systems in indigenous villages across Malaysia and trained community groups in resource management and customary rights protection. Was former president and founder of Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) the umbrella body for Orang Asal organisations in Malaysia.
He also founded TONIBUNG a Social Enterprise that promotes Renewable Energy and appropriate Technologies. TONIBUNG runs CREATE Borneo (Centre for REnewable energy and Appropriate TEchnologies) in Sabah Malaysia providing Youths from rural areas training in Renewable Energy Technologies and conduct research and development on appropriate solutions for problems faced by rural communities. Currently serving as a Senator at the upper house of the Malaysian Parliament.
Senator Adrian will be speaking at: 30th October (10.00am - 12.00pm) | Circular Economy Development in a rapidly expanding city: Penampang, Sabah, by CEC Penampang