The SDSN is extending its reach with the launch of SDSN Hong Kong, co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (Trust). The network was officially launched on 8 January, 2017 at CUHK.
The commitment of CUHK and the Trust to mobilizing expertise and resources to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Hong Kong has contributed to the establishment of this new network.
CUHK is a forward-looking, comprehensive university, committed to research and education excellence. Dedicated to the advancement of sustainable development, the university houses several world-renowned research centers, including: The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability; the Institute of Future Cities; and the Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience set to open in 2018 in collaboration with the University of Exeter.
The Trust is a long-established philanthropic organization in Hong Kong and a top-ten global donor, according to the 2015 World Charity Index. Committed to improving the quality of life of the people of Hong Kong, the Trust proactively identifies and initiates projects that anticipate future community and social needs, by working with the government, NGOs, and community partners.
The network is currently working on a multi-year work plan to map out how best to implement the 2030 Agenda to address some of Hong Kong’s most pressing development issues.