The SDG Young Influencer Program is an innovative initiative of Encompass HK that aims to engage and nuture a group of young talents in Hong Kong who are passionate about sustainable development and are eager to be the pioneers in promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The program details are as below:
Encompass HK將於八月舉行「The SDG Young Influencer Program」。此計劃旨在凝聚本港對可持續發展有熱誠的年輕人，並培育他們成為推廣聯合國可持續發展目標(SDGs)的先驅。
SDG Young Influencer will:
- Receive training to better understand the SDGs from both local and international perspectives;
- Meet friends from different backgrounds, united by similar values and appreciation for sustainability;
- Be awarded the “SDG Young Influencer” certificate; and
- Develop and pursue personal actions towards realising SDGs.
- The program is offered in a bilingual format (both English and Chinese option available)
SDG Young Influencer將會：
- 獲頒 「可持續發展目標大使」證書
SDG Young Influencer is expected to:
– Attend at least 2 in-person courses and events offered by the “SDG Education for Youth” program in summer of 2022;
– Take personal actions to show understanding of the SDGs; and
– Share with others practical applications of the SDGs in daily life.
SDG Young Influencer需要:
– 於2022年暑假參加至少兩次由「SDG Education for Youth」舉行的課程或活動
Youngsters who are:
– Aged between 10 and 14 (at the time of making the application);
Hong Kong residents;
– Responsible, energetic and with excellent problem-solving and leadership skills; and
– Passionate in promoting the SDGs and striving for a better future of our global village.
Our “SDG Education for Youth Program” will cover 5 topics to be launched in July 2022. There will also be a visit to the SINO Innolab and SKY Farm on August 25 PM.
「The SDG Young Influencer Program」 將會於七月舉行。活動將涵蓋五大主題。我們還將安排在 8 月 25 日下午參觀 SINO Innolab 和 SKY 農場。
This workshop will be delivered in collaboration with UNSPUN, a HK-based start-up with a supply chain in the US. We’ll first introduce why sustainable fashion is important and some background figures about waste in fashion. We’ll then explore how the UNSPUN jeans help to reduce waste in fashion and how to create an entrepreneurial spirit in running starts-up. We’ll discuss how to use technology in reducing fashion waste and giving a customized experience for customers.
Focus: SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure & SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
ZOOM session on July 19, HKT 5:30-6:15pm:
Speaker: Olivia Wong
In-person speaker in August 29, HKT 10:30-11:30am:
Speaker: Walden Lam, UNSPUN
This workshop will introduce why fair trade is linked to the SDGs, and how people can practice sustainable living in their daily lives. By exploring US fairtrade certification programs, participants will learn what makes trade fair both for producers and consumers. Students will participate in fairtrade chocolate tasting to further discuss the value of sustainable and responsible consumption and production.
Focus: SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production &, SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities.
ZOOM session speaker on July 22, HKT 5:30-6:15pm:
Speaker: Jenny Leung, World Kitchen Club
In-pesron speakers in August 18, 10:30-11:30am:
Speaker: Sabrina Cheung, Fair Trade HK
Chocolate-tasting session in August 18, 3-4pm:
Venue: RevTime 殤城逆流
ZOOM session speaker on August 24, HKT 10:30-11:30am
Speaker: Abby Massey, FairTrade America
This workshop will discuss eco-anxiety, a feeling of inertia, despair, hopelessness, or overwhelm due to the ecological crises, and strategies on how to communicate those feelings. Participants will learn how to have difficult conversations about climate change. In addition, students will discover stories about young climate activists from HK and the US to gain motivation to take initiatives in their local communities.
Focus: SDG 13 Climate action.
ZOOM in July 21, HKT 6:30-7:15pm
Speaker: Annabelle Ho
In-person session in August 27, HKT 10:30-11:30am at The Desk, Leighton Center:
Speakers: Dhaanya & Reaha, My Green Mantra
ZOOM session in August 19, HKT 10:30-11:30am:
Speaker: Hailey Campbell, Care About Climate
Using HK Biodiversity Museum as an example, we’ll discuss the importance of preserving and showcasing natural history. Students will be invited to learn about how museums can contribute to an understanding of biodiversity. During the workshop, participants will get the chance to learn more about the unique biodiversity in Hong Kong.
Focus: SDG 14 Life Under Water & SDG 15 Life on Land
ZOOM session in July 20, HKT 5:30-6:15pm:
Speaker: Benita Chick from Encompass HK
ZOOM session in August 20, HKT 10:30am-noon:
Dr. Jennifer Sheridan, Carneige Museum of Natural History
Dr. Benoit Guenard, Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum
This workshop focuses on awareness about intersectionality, diversity and inclusion and how women leaders from Hong Kong and the US have fought for equality. We’ll explain why there is a gender gap and how one can strive for everyday gender equality.
Focus: SDG 5 Gender equality
ZOOM session on July 18, HKT 5:30-6:15pm:
Speaker: Joscelin Yeung
In-person session in August 22, HKT 2-3:30pm at WYNG Foundation in Sheung Wan
Dr. Grace Ting, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Sonia Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Welcome to SDG young Influencer!