MyLEAF was registered in 2007 as a National level NGO to tackle specific needs in areas related to eco-adventure and recreational activities. Encompassing awareness creation and standards compliance, MyLEAF is focused on the tropical rainforest as a national asset as a tourism, education, research and training related resources within this highly diversified bio-ecosystem.
In 2008, MyLEAF submitted a “New Work Item Proposal” (NIWP) on Eco-Adventure Tourism and Recreational Standards to the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM). The NIWP was subsequently forwarded to the International Standards Organization (ISO) and had been accepted and approved as a draft for a new standard to be used internationally. The draft of this new ISO/TC 228 WG7 standard is now in its final drafting before public take-up worldwide. A national level Malaysian Standard (MS) version is also at a similar stage of establishment.
The initiatives, research, diligence, passion and commitment by MyLEAF members have been duly recognized by DSM in the form of a three-year ‘Smart Partnership’ memorandum of understanding agreement.
Under the MOU, MyLEAF is appointed the authorized, promoter and supporting organization for implementing efforts for the take-up; and certification body for this MS best practice guidelines nationwide.
MyLEAF also envisions establishing the platform for Eco-Adventure and Recreational based activity and organizations to be certified under the best practice guidelines through accredited standards recognized worldwide. To provide accreditation and continued affiliation through established structures for these organization by means of proactive governance.
5th Asia Oceania Camping Congress 2013
The 5th Asia Oceania Camping Congress is a premier Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Education event, held in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia from 19th to 22nd October 2013.