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Community Partnerships


 CEF Reimbursable Course 
(CEF Course Code: 44Z114575, for 2019/20 year, which includes 18 hr Understanding Cultural Landscape course + 18 hr Community Partnerships course) 
(CEF Course Code: 44Z127642, for 2020/21 year, which is for 30 hr Community Partnerships course)

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide basic theoretical foundations and applied skills in building community-based environmental partnerships. It looks into contemporary environmental and cultural challenges and how they can be managed sustainably through community partnerships. It also explores different types of partnerships, tools and strategies that facilitate the successful design, development, implementation and management of community partnerships.

Course details

Please note:
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (
Certificate in Sustainable Communities) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).
It is the CEF applicants' own responsibility to ensure they meet the CEF reimbursement criteria. Approval of CEF application is at the sole discretion of the HKSAR government.

Students' Feedbacks:

“Field trips and Case Studies allow us to have concrete discussions, and I learn different analytical methods to understand a community.”

“No other similar courses and very useful for different local organizations/groups in Hong Kong.”

“Tutors have rich experience in the community building works.”


Sustainable Communities Fellowship Scheme: 
Graduates of the course will be invited to join the Academy’s Fellowship Scheme as Fellows. The Scheme aims to form a network of committed individuals which provide not only continuous support for the members but also a platform for experience sharing in pursuit of community-based sustainability across different disciplines and sectors. Fellows are also eligible to participate in the Sustainability Hackathons and the Rural in Action Start-up Scheme.

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