About BCI

At Bio-Community Initiative (BCI), we’re proud to be a social enterprise that prioritises sustainability and social impact over profit. While we recognise that revenue is essential for the long-term viability of our programs, we’re committed to reinvesting a portion of all fees obtained from our consultancies into our social initiatives.


Unlike traditional NGOs that rely on external funding, our social enterprise is highly participatory, involving all stakeholders in our approach to creating positive change for indigenous communities and the environment in Sabah. We believe that it’s essential to engage with communities and local partners to create solutions that are culturally appropriate and sustainable in the long run.

At BCI, our team of experts works hand in hand with indigenous communities to create community protocols that protect their land, culture, and heritage while ensuring sustainable development. We believe that social and environmental responsibility are integral to business success, and we strive to create meaningful partnerships that benefit both our clients and the communities we serve.

We understand that social enterprises may be a new concept for some, which is why we’re passionate about educating people about our model and the positive impact it can have on society and the environment. We believe that through collaboration and innovation, we can create a better future for everyone.

So if you’re looking for a social enterprise that’s making a real difference in Sabah, look no further than BCI. Join us in our mission to create a more sustainable and equitable world for all.

Our Team

At BCI, we offer a range of services that are designed to address the complex challenges of social and environmental development. Our areas of expertise include social-economics, policy, culture, climate, and health. We understand that these issues are interconnected and require a holistic approach to achieve meaningful change.

One of our key strengths at BCI is our ability to conduct diagnostic analyses of legal, policy, institutional, and governance frameworks. This enables us to identify the root causes of social and environmental challenges and create scalable solutions that are both pragmatic and workable on the ground. We believe that it’s essential to involve all stakeholders in this process, including local communities, governments, and businesses, to ensure that solutions are sustainable and equitable.

We’re passionate about making a real difference in the world, and we believe that our approach to social and environmental development can help create a better future for everyone. Our team of experts is dedicated to working closely with our clients to create customized solutions that meet their specific needs and goals. We believe that by creating meaningful partnerships, we can achieve even greater impact and drive positive change at scale.

Our Work

At Bio-Community Initiative (BCI), we’re on a mission to create positive change in the world. Here are some key points about our organisation and the services we offer:

  • We’re a social and environmental-based organization established in July 2011.
  • Our primary focus is on communities and their environment.
  • We offer consultancy services to a wide range of clients in areas such as socio-economics, policy, culture, climate, and health.
  • Our services include designing policies and frameworks, conducting diagnostic analyses, developing awareness, facilitating engagement, conducting training, community engagement, conflict prevention, and mediation services.
  • We’ve worked closely with communities to develop community protocols that protect their land, culture, and heritage while ensuring sustainable development.
  • We adhere to key principles and values, including good governance, women’s participation in decision-making processes, sustainable use of resources, understanding land and developmental rights, 3D-Mapping, 2D-Mapping, understanding Ethnobiotic Knowledge, and preserving traditional and cultural systems.
  • We believe that real change starts at the community level, and we’re committed to empowering communities to take control of their own futures.