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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

Lai Chi Wo Rural Cultural Landscape wins UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

We are thrilled to announce that our sustainable rural revitalisation project at Lai Chi Wo has been awarded the prestigious Special Recognition for Sustainable Development in the 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The project is built on HSBC Rural Sustainability Programme initiated since 2013 and implemented by the Centre for Civil Society and Governance with full support from the Lai Chi Wo Village and HSBC.
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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.


Directors and Team Members

Deputy Director

Honorary Senior Advisor

Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer

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