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Established in December 2002, the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (“the Centre”) was the first research centre in Hong Kong dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of civil society—its nature, constituents, dynamics, roles (in particular its contribution toward governance)—and to fostering the development of a vibrant civil society in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.

In particular, the Centre is missioned to contribute to the attainment of a sustainable society through forging community-based, innovative solutions to inform policy deliberation and action, to raise people’s awareness of the importance of sustainability, to facilitate collective action in and across sectors, and to foster stakeholder engagement.

News & Events

Recent News

The Centre’s Policy for Sustainability Lab is organizing the E-launch of Partnership for Sustainability Leadership in Business (PSLB) on November 6, 2020 (Friday). During the E-launch, 4 sustainable business leaders from SMEs will share their views on the topic “Thriving with a Sustainability Mindset in the Midst of Pandemic”, along with the first video screening featuring 9 distinguished guests’ wisdom on the theme “Partnership for Sustainability Leadership in Business: The Creation of Sustainable Value Chains”.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: November 6, 2020 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Format: Online via Zoom
Language: Cantonese
Topic: “Thriving with a Sustainability Mindset in the Midst of Pandemic”
Join the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) and the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) at The University of Hong Kong for a virtual roundtable which will gather data privacy regulators, industry leaders, legal experts and members of civil society to discuss the role of data sharing in the post-COVID world.
The Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Centre is pleased to launch its second Sustainability Hackathon in August 2020. It is a 4-day community incubation event to bring together a diverse range of community stakeholders to generate innovative ideas for improving rural-urban interactions in Hong Kong.


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Honorary Senior Advisor

Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer

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