Youth Co:Lab Hong Kong Dialogue
Youth Co:Lab Hong Kong Dialogue
About the Conference
The Hong Kong Dialogue is one of the Youth Co:Lab regional forums among over 20 regions in Asia Pacific. The forum aims to foster dialogue among social entrepreneurs, government, business professionals and youth leaders in hope of achieving sustainable development goals.
Where: The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong S.A.R.
When: 9th – 11th November 2018 9:00am – 6:00pm
Kick-off Highlights: Here what participants are saying
“We are here to support young people. While we do not doubt the ability of young people to lead innovation, we know that the systems that have been conceived for their economic or social empowerment often fall short. We will only be able to work for the good of the region’s social entrepreneurs if we solidify our partnerships.”
Mr. Beniam GEBREZGHIREZ
(Programme Specialist of Youth and Civic Engagement of the United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub)
“We are honored to collaborate with the Youth 4.0 partners to engage young people in Hong Kong to address social challenges and unemployment. Through Youth 4.0, it is our hope that by providing an ecosystem conducive to young-led social entrepreneurship and innovation, we will harness youth leadership, and empower them to identify solutions to pressing social challenges and any unemployment issues that they are facing.”
Mr. Wayne FONG
(Head of Corporate Affairs, Citi Hong Kong)
“Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge has been a leading platform to help local young people address social problems through entrepreneurial means. Through the years, we have given the local youngsters various types of support to launch their meaning social ventures. This year, we are excited to be a part of Youth 4.0 initiative, which enables the young local social entrepreneurs to further expand their horizon and meet fellow social innovators across Asia.”
Prof. Elsie TSUI
(Project Director, HKSEC)
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
Exclusive Tour to MoCC – Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change
The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) is the first museum of its kind in the world, offering an interactive, multimedia exhibition that showcases valuable collections and information about climate change. It is the ideal venue for the public, especially students and teachers, to champion the cause of environmental stewardship and keep themselves abreast of the latest developments on environmental conservation and sustainability.
Learn more: http://www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk/
First Youth SDG Survey in HK – Hong Kong Youth’s Opinions towards ‘Sustainable Development’
Cooperating with SDSN-HK, Youth 4.0 Announced the first youth’s attitude towards SDG in Hong Kong on 11 September 2018. The Hong Kong chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong) has commissioned the Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey (CCPOS) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to conduct a survey on Hong Kong youth’s opinions towards sustainable development. Conducted in July and August 2018, the survey interviewed Hong Kong people aged between 15 and 30 and covered the following main areas:
-Understanding of and opinions towards the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ stipulated in the United Nations’ ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.
-Opinions towards the promotion of sustainable development in Hong Kong.
-Understanding of and opinions towards ‘social enterprise’ and ‘social innovation’.
Design Thinking Workshop