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Empowering Sustainability Professionals: Career Talk cum admission Briefing for Master of Social Sciences in Sustainability Leadership and Governance

Join us for a discussion with our alumni who will share with us their pathway to empowering themselves with the skills to make a difference. As we experience climate change anxiety, and a weakened sense of hope, we can share how to regain a sense of agency and become positive changemakers for a sustainable today […]

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Rural Sustainability Programme – APAC Initiative for Regional Impact (AIRI): Regional Forum II (Sustaining Rural Revitalisation: Innovation and Collaboration)

Many governments around the world have now considered rural revitalisation an important strategic policy measure to combat global challenges such as urban-rural divide, climate change, and the degradation of natural resources and cultural heritage. So far, most rural revitalisation efforts have focused on disparate challenges faced by rural communities, including the demographic, socio-economic and environmental […]

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Forest Village Festival 2023

The “Forest Village Fest” will be organised annually towards the year-end to provide fun-filled events for the general public to appreciate the nature and rural beauty of Hong Kong. The festival will combine art, nature and village life, featuring harvesting, ecotours and cultural activities, as well as overnight camping. The “Forest Village Fest” will be […]

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[Call for Course Application] Sustainable Agriculture

This course focuses on introducing the basic concept and understanding of sustainable agriculture for pursuing economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible agriculture.

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Master of Social Sciences in Sustainability Leadership and Governance 2024/2025 – Open for Admission

With a distinctive interdisciplinary approach we prepare you for a role in the business, public or social sectors, to address sustainability challenges. Join us to advance your professional education and engage in creative problem-solving so you can be the changemaker you aspire to be. By studying sustainability you can not only follow your professional interests […]

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Inclusive Employment Market cum Exhibition 2023: Inclusive Education & Employment – Business and School Partnership Scheme – Award Presentation Ceremony and Idea Exchange Session

Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at The University of Hong Kong (the Centre) collaborates with four key NGO partners – CareER, Heep Hong Society, SAHK and St. James’ Settlement; and implements Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment. The three-year Project aims at encouraging […]

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Knowledge Primer 6 – Realising Resource Circularity in Foodservice Industry

Dubbed as a world-famous food paradise, Hong Kong has a vibrant foodservice landscape. The vibrancy, however, comes with a huge amount of waste generated throughout the operations. Not only is it a waste of resources but also increases the operating cost. As part of the government’s strategy to achieve “#WasteReduction.#ResourcesCirculation.#ZeroLandfill”, both the forthcoming #municipalsolidwastechargingscheme and […]

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Revitalising Hong Kong’s Abandoned Villages – Mui Tsz Lam & Kop Tong

What makes a good rural stewardship? The Forest Village Programme is an action research project initiated by the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at HKU, with the aim of bringing Mui Tsz Lam and Kop Tong back to life. Adopting the revitalisation cluster as the scaling up strategy, the HKU team expands its effort […]

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Empowering Sustainability Professionals: Career Talk cum admission Briefing for Master of Social Sciences in Sustainability Leadership and Governance
Join us for a discussion with our alumni who will share with us their pathway to empowering themselves with the skills to make a difference. As we experience climate change anxiety, and a weakened sense of hope, we can share how to regain a sense of agency and become positive changemakers for a sustainable today and the future.  
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Rural Sustainability Programme – APAC Initiative for Regional Impact (AIRI): Regional Forum II (Sustaining Rural Revitalisation: Innovation and Collaboration)
Many governments around the world have now considered rural revitalisation an important strategic policy measure to combat global challenges such as urban-rural divide, climate change, and the degradation of natural resources and cultural heritage. So far, most rural revitalisation efforts have focused on disparate challenges faced by rural communities, including the demographic, socio-economic and environmental ones. A more integrated approach which emphasizes the importance of developing long-term resilience and robustness of local communities in dealing with external shocks and disturbances is key to successful rural revitalisation. This regional forum provides a platform for academics and practitioners to share and discuss how innovation and collaboration can help build robustness and resilience of rural communities. Distinguished keynote speakers from Asia-Pacific, who are experts in the academia, nonprofits, social enterprises, and food conglomerates, will share their insights and perspectives on the topic.
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Forest Village Festival 2023
The “Forest Village Fest” will be organised annually towards the year-end to provide fun-filled events for the general public to appreciate the nature and rural beauty of Hong Kong. The festival will combine art, nature and village life, featuring harvesting, ecotours and cultural activities, as well as overnight camping. The “Forest Village Fest” will be conducted in Chinese and details are only available in Chinese.
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[Call for Course Application] Sustainable Agriculture
This course focuses on introducing the basic concept and understanding of sustainable agriculture for pursuing economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible agriculture.
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Developing the professional pipeline for sustainability: Career Talk cum admission Briefing for Master of Social Sciences in Sustainability Leadership and Governance
The demand for sustainability professionals as an “add-on” in the organization and seen primarily as a compliance activity, to communications and image initiatives for competitive advantage, is old news. We now see a greater understanding that sustainability is everything the organization does and to be an element of governance. With the conversation shifting from purely reactive measures focusing on risk to a growing recognition that opportunity seeking is where solutions lie, we see the concurrent demand for deep-seated knowledge, and expertise in new hires and for upskilling of existing employees in order to embed sustainability-based approaches across the organization. Join us for a discussion with our alumni who will share their experience of how sustainability knowledge is being actioned to address systemic change. Regardless of which discipline or role they play, we will discuss how sustainability-based learning must be central to how we make decisions.
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Master of Social Sciences in Sustainability Leadership and Governance 2024/2025 – Open for Admission
With a distinctive interdisciplinary approach we prepare you for a role in the business, public or social sectors, to address sustainability challenges. Join us to advance your professional education and engage in creative problem-solving so you can be the changemaker you aspire to be. By studying sustainability you can not only follow your professional interests but build a career that satisfies you personally. It’s a fast growing job requirement, you can make a difference in social and environmental issues, and so in combination you can build a personally rewarding career. Join us for the next intake, September 2024 and enhance your changemaker skills.
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Inclusive Employment Market cum Exhibition 2023: Inclusive Education & Employment – Business and School Partnership Scheme – Award Presentation Ceremony and Idea Exchange Session
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at The University of Hong Kong (the Centre) collaborates with four key NGO partners – CareER, Heep Hong Society, SAHK and St. James’ Settlement; and implements Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment. The three-year Project aims at encouraging members of the society to think outside the box in terms of job types for people with disabilities (PWD) and providing them with more suitable opportunities, so their talents and contributions can be fully acknowledged from multiple perspectives. The Project’s Inclusive Career Platform will organize “Inclusive Employment Fair cum Exhibition 2023 – Inclusive Education & Employment – Business and School Partnership Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony and Idea Exchange Session”. It aims at raising awareness of people from different sectors (especially the corporates and schools) on the potentials and value of PWD in different areas, fostering dialogue and collaboration, facilitating network building and action platform in order to create more opportunities for PWD. Through thematic knowledge exchange sessions, this event aspires to further promote inclusive employment development in Hong Kong and create a more inclusive and sustainable society. Discussion topics include the relationship between inclusive employment, corporate sustainability and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); experience sharing of corporates; and the development of related vocational training.   Date: November 3, 2023 (Friday) Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Registration starts at 2:00pm) Venue: Atrium, L1 D‧PARK, Tsuen Wan Language: Cantonese (Sign language is available. Please indicate in the registration) Main Target: Corporates, schools, NGOs and people who are interested in the agenda of inclusive employment for PWD Quota: Limited seats; first-come-first-served. Please registration in advance Fee: Free Sign-up Now: https://ccsg-hku.surveycake.biz/s/BVbzZ (Registration deadline: October 27, 2023) Rundown Event Summary: Opening Ceremony of Inclusive Employment Fair cum Exhibition 2023 Inclusive Education & Employment – Business and School Partnership Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony Idea Exchange Sessions Session (1): What Does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Mean in a Corporate? Ms. Dorothy LAU (Senior Manager, Environment & Social Responsibility – Insights & Communications, MTR Corporation Limited) Session (2): Nurturing Local Talent Pool – Unlocking the Potential of PWD for Inclusive Growth Ms. YANG Shun-Lai (Senior Manager, Vocational Training for People with Disabilities Office (VTPDO), VTC) Refreshment and Networking Inclusive Employment Fair cum Exhibition Tour* *Remarks: Between November 3 and 5 (Friday to Sunday), there will also be a bazaar, an inclusive employment exhibition, art installations, and experiential workshops. All are welcome. For more details, please Contact: 3917 8638 Ms Renee LAW
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Knowledge Primer 6 – Realising Resource Circularity in Foodservice Industry
Dubbed as a world-famous food paradise, Hong Kong has a vibrant foodservice landscape. The vibrancy, however, comes with a huge amount of waste generated throughout the operations. Not only is it a waste of resources but also increases the operating cost. As part of the government’s strategy to achieve “#WasteReduction.#ResourcesCirculation.#ZeroLandfill”, both the forthcoming #municipalsolidwastechargingscheme and single-use plastic ban call for the industry to actively work with different stakeholders to transition to a circular economy.   This Knowledge Primer will inquire into how the local foodservice industry can attain resource #circularity through collaboration with the government, businesses, consumers and culinary training institutes. The four individual presentations will shed light on the following topics: Invest Hong Kong will share the latest local trends of foodservice value chain’s innovation for circularity; The Institute of Dining Professionals will identify challenges involved in realising resource circularity, and discuss possible strategies for the industry to align the operations with resource circularity; Maxim’s Group will present practical insights of engaging consumers on circularity with the Circularity in Action projects’ experiences; The Principal of Hotel and Tourism Institute, Chinese Culinary Institute, and International Culinary Institute will bring in the perspective of instilling #circularthinking into the practitioners through refreshing curriculum and other learning experience.   A moderated discussion among the speakers will follow to exchange ideas on their different roles, and also potential synergy in the foodservice industry’s #valuechain to bring about circular transition.   The event will also celebrate the launch of the project’s A Practical Guidebook to a Circular Economy: Collaborating with Value Chain Partners for a Resilient Business. Designed as a go-to self-study resource particularly for foodservice business owners and managers to grasp and act on the idea of resource circularity, this Guidebook emphasises intellectual access, practicality, value chain-based problem-solving, and local relevance. The guidebook highlights exemplary circularity projects and best practices for reference, and also provides standard-aligned step-by-step guidance and readily available templates to help the readers translate commitment into action. Event details: Date: 17 October 2023 (Tuesday) Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm (4:15pm to 5:00pm will be the networking session) Venue: HKU iCube, 4005-07, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong Format: Physical* Language: Cantonese and English (with SI) Programme website: https://bit.ly/KP6Event_eng For programme rundown: https://bit.ly/KP6Rundown For registration:  http://bit.ly/KP6_Registration (Deadline: 13 October 2023) For enquiry: Mr. Woody Cheng (Tel: 3910-2463 / Email: pslb@hku.hk)
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Revitalising Hong Kong’s Abandoned Villages – Mui Tsz Lam & Kop Tong
What makes a good rural stewardship? The Forest Village Programme is an action research project initiated by the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at HKU, with the aim of bringing Mui Tsz Lam and Kop Tong back to life. Adopting the revitalisation cluster as the scaling up strategy, the HKU team expands its effort from the multi-faceted and inclusive revitalization model of Lai Chi Wo programme and has now also taken on the Mui Tsz Lam and Kop Tong project with funding from the Countryside Conservation Office.
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