Nadya Jaafar | MetaSkool Project Manager
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Nadya Jaafar, MetaSkool Project Manager, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

has nearly 20 years experience in youth empowerment and nearly a decade in creation and project management of national initiatives for school going children. At Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) with her role as a Project Manager for the K-12 National Initiative & Special Projects since October 2020, she spearheaded a Metaverse-related initiative to enhance educational experiences using innovative Web2 and Web3 technologies; a program called MetaSkool deployed awareness deployed Malaysia wide and piloted in selected pulic schools per state with close cooperation with Malaysia's Ministry of Education's (MoE) Education Technology and Resources Division. She also managed the Young STEMist Expo 2022 ( a program lead by Malaysia's MoE), impacting over 13,000 students by integrating digital content into schools, and coordinated the #mydigitalmaker Fair Series 2022 (lead program with 15,252 unique students participated) and 2021, engaging thousands of students through workshops, webinars, and tech career clinics. Cocreated and project managed a tech youth "X-Men" program, her efforts in nurturing young digital innovators through the Digital Ninja Programme further highlight her commitment to developing Malaysia's future tech leaders.

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