Going Back In Time
The history of Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies or fondly known as BEST Society goes back to 1995 when Borneo Eco Tours together with Sukau Rainforest Lodge took on their very first environmental project to remove Salvinia molesta aquatic weed from the Kelenanap oxbow lake which flows into the Kinabatangan River threatening waterways.
BEST Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering communities.
To interrupt poverty and dependency by raising funds to implement projects to improve health and hygiene in rural communities, and provide for basic needs such as water tanks and equipment to increase agriculture productivity
To alleviate poverty by building capacity to promote and develop alternative employment and generate income in addition to traditional farming, fishing, hunting to promote sustainable use of natural resources and food production in Sabah
To collaborate with other academic institutions, government agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations and leverage on their resources for mutual benefits to achieve its objectives
To test and apply modern technologies and environmental management practices in a local setting and to provide an economic model for sustainable development principles
To promote gender equality by providing job and training opportunities to empower women and girls
To develop business, human and knowledge capital in rural communities through capacity building, skill training, technical assistance and leadership development programs of the local communities and to develop small enterprises through social entrepreneurship
To rehabilitate, improve the degraded landscape and promote the conservation of the natural environment
Panel of Advisors
We take pride in our diverse Panel of Advisors to ensure we meet our goals and learn from the best practice across the organisation.
We are honoured to receive such prestigious awards in recognition of our contributions to the community.
Sustainable Development Goals
We comprised of a dynamic group and are passionate about making a positive contribution to build stronger and resilient communities.