Malaysia Smart Cities Alliance (MSCA) is a platform established and launched during World Urban Forum 9 on 13 Feb 2018 for the council members to deliberate on Smart City’s issues and challenges and creates an opportunity for networking among the stakeholders. The formation of MSCA consist of cross sector participations from academician, governments and industry players. Thus, forming a new structure comprising founding, core, vertical, innovator, market & funding governed by the strategic objectives, specific roles and responsibilities for the members.
Currently in Malaysia, number of ‘smart’ initiatives being executed by few parties across the major cities in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Melaka & Ipoh. The MSCA will be synchronizing the initiatives implemented at the targeted cities in Malaysia towards the specific targets of Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Results-focus and Time-bound (SMART).
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will be acting as a Secretariat for MSCA in facilitating the overall rollout of smart cities focusing on the three main pillars covering economic, environmental and social development. The MSCA will be guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as well as providing alignment and linkages with the 11th Malaysian Development Plan and local city master plan. It is targeted with the innovation via collaboration of this MSCA, it will be further benefitting in improving the sustainability of Malaysian communities.