to be part of the global movement to help make these goals a reality.



Through a diverse range of events run at CUHK throughout 2016 and 2017, the CGH Sustainable Development Goals Series will highlight the international importance of these goals, providing participants with potential avenues to step-up local action.


The Sustainable Development Goals:


• A 17-point strategic framework to end poverty, combat climate change,  and fight

  inequality and injustice.

• A plan for the world that will only succeed if you care.





On September 13, 2015, 193 member states at the United Nations unanimously adopted a development framework to be completed over the next 15 years. Consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets, the Sustainable Development Goals are a defining paradigm of our time – they mobilise governments, civil society and individuals globally to take action to reduce poverty and secure a more sustainable and socially just future. Visit here for more information about them.                 



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Between March 2016 and July 2017, the CGH Sustainable Development Goals Series consisted of 20 dynamic and interactive events. Featuring 102 speakers and engaging 1,144 participants from across four Hong Kong universities, the series raised critical awareness about the SDGs, localised them in the Hong Kong context and galvanised action toward their implementation.


On behalf of the SDG Steering Committee, we are pleased to launch the CGH SDG Series Report summarising the key outcomes of this series. Download the full report!



CGH Lunchtime Lecture


March  24, 2017 (Friday)

12:45pm – 1:45pm

KCTCRC, School of Public Health


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CGH Lunchtime Lecture featuring Dr Ying-Ru Lo, Team Leader of the HIV, Hepatitis and STI unit at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. She will address WHO's strategy to achieve the health-related SDG targets.




CUHK Medicine 35th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series


March  29, 2017 (Wednesday)

12:45pm – 1:45pm

KCTCRC, School of Public Health


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Lunchtime Lecture featuring Prof, Laetitia Rispel, Professor of Public Health & DST/NRF Research Chair of University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She will highlight how health sector reforms in democratic South Africa helped to improve the health and well-being of the South African population.




An Evening to Celebrate International Women's Day


March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

6:30pm – 9pm

LT7, Cheng Yu Tung Building (CYT)


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In celebration of International Women’s Day, CGH and the Gender Studies Programme will jointly organise an evening featuring women from all walks of life to share their narratives and experiences of being a woman in 2017













































English Presentations

Food Reception

Cantonese Presentations

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The Science Advocate

Cassandra Lee

The Bridge

Bushra Bilal

The Outreacher

Julie Tam

The Queer Theologian

Jennifer Chan

The Freedom Fighter

Thisby Cheng

The Agitator

Emily Owen

The Boundary Breaker

Cara Steenstra



CGH Lunchtime Lecture


March  2, 2017 (Thursday)

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Room 403, Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA)


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This CGH Lunchtime Lecture will feature Cassandra Postema, the founder of Emi & Eve, a social enterprise which employs marginalised communities to recycle landmines into artisan jewellery and handbags.


CGH Lunchtime Workshop


February  28, 2017 (Tuesday)

12:45pm – 1:45pm

KCTCRC, School of Public Health


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Facilitated by Prof Anisha Abraham, this interactive workshop will feature mindfulness and small group exercises to promote stress management and holistic wellbeing.


CGH Lunchtime Lecture


February 13, 2017 (Monday)

11:30am – 12:30pm

LT4, Cheng Yu Tung Building


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Featuring by Dr Daisy Tam, who will speak on the interlinkages between hunger, waste, overconsumption and food security


Service Activity


February 13, 2017 (Monday)

2pm – 5pm

93 King Lam Street, Lai Chi Kok


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Help to prepare rescued food which will later be transformed into hot meals and redistributed to underprivileged communities with Food Angel


Documentary Screening


February 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

7pm – 9pm

College Theatre, Wu Yee Sun College


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Join us for a blind chocolate tasting, documentary screening, post-screening discussion and fair trade exhibition to learn about the relationship between poverty, exploitation and the cocoa industry, and what you can do to make change.



Experience Sharing


January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

12:45pm – 1:45pm

LT5 Cheng Yu Tung Building (CYT)


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What’s it like to be a refugee? How does it feel to flee conflict and insecurity? Does Hong Kong welcome asylum seekers? Join us to hear about how a former child soldier is shattering the academic glass ceiling and making a new life in Hong Kong, despite entering his 13th year as an asylum seeker here.



“Equipping YOUth for Social Action”


November 12, 2016 (Saturday)

10.00am - 4.00pm

LT4, Esther Lee Building, CUHK Main Campus

Free of Charge

Lunch provided


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This full-day workshop will equip students with the tools and skills to contribute toward the implementation of the SDGs in Hong Kong at a local level. It will challenge students to think beyond existing volunteering paradigms to consider how they can use their time, resources and talents to develop innovative initiatives which address social problems in a strategic and effective manner. This workshop will feature representatives from diverse backgrounds with expertise in NGO work and social enterprises.





















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Student Initiatives Showcase


The Student Initiatives Showcase will provide a critical exhibition space for students to highlight their initiatives which are generating positive social change in Hong Kong and abroad. Come to learn about the great work being done, and to explore opportunities for how to get involved!


Are you part of a student group interested in being part of this showcase? Please fill in this form and send back to by Thursday 3rd November.!



SDG Photography Exhibition


The SDG Photography Exhibition will display the entries from the SDG Photography Competition, held from September-November 2016. Participants will be invited to reflect on how the SDGs relate to life in the Hong Kong context.



























Welcoming Ceremony

Introduction to SDGs

Keynote Speech

   Innovative Models for Creating Change

Student Initiatives Spotlight


Panel Discussion

   Beyond Good Intentions: Developing Strategic and Effective Programmes


   -   Student Initiatives Showcase

   -   SDG Photography Exhibition

Parallel Sessions

   -   Project Management

   -   Sustainable Lifestyles

   -   Engagement in UN Initiatives

Student Presentations: Outcomes of Discussions

Presentation of Prizes: SDG Photography Competition

End of event


THEME: Localising the Global Goals


How are the SDGs relevant to Hong Kong life?

Who is contributing to social action?

Do you have a story to tell?


This SDG Photography Competition aims to increase awareness about the SDGs, with particular focus on their relevance to social action and the Hong Kong context. We challenge you to engage with and reflect on the SDGs at a deeper and more nuanced level! We challenge you to create images which do not just depict, but document reality and tell stories.


This competition is open to ALL STUDENTS at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


All photographs should fall under one of the two categories


















Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries of each categories













Submission Process


In order to enter your photographs to this competition, participants must do the both of the following by

9.00pm on Sunday 6th November, 2016:


  1. Upload your photographs to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag “#cuhksdg” and a caption explaining the photo (max 150 words)
  2. Send your high resolution photographs and the submission form to















Additional Information









1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

National Geographic

Subscription for 1 year

24 September

25 October

6 November, 9.00pm

9 November

9 November

12 November, 3.30pm

Entries for submission opens

"People's Choice Award' opens

Deadline for entries

Judging Panel convenes and decides

Announcement of the winners of the competition

Prize presentation by Prof Fok Tai-fai (CUHK Pro-Vice Chancellor) and Prof Emily Chan (Director, CUHK Centre for Global Health) during the 2016 SDG Finale Workshop

Maximum number of submissions: 4 photographs per person

Terms of Reference: click here

Submission form: click here

For any enquiries, please contact Ms Agnes Yip at


“A Day in the Life of a Refugee”


October 15, 2016 (Saturday)

1.30pm – 5.00pm

Crossroads Village (Tuen Mun)

Free of Charge ($100 deposit will be required to confirm your registration)


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As the global refugee crisis continues to unfold, join us for this one day experiential-learning opportunity to gain better insight into the political, economic, social and psychological challenges faced by millions of refuges worldwide every day.




Challenging Prejudice through Conversation


October 4, 2016 (Tuesday)

11.00am – 4.00pm

LG/F Learning Garden, CUHK Main Library

Cantonese with English Translation



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Drop into the CUHK Main Library throughout 4 October to borrow a living book. Talk to people who challenge gender and sexual stereotypes. Learn from their stories. Foster respect for differences.


FEATURING: a female bodybuilder, female preacher, intersex therapist, transgender activist and a house husband.




Panel Discussion


September 19, 2016 (Monday)

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Room 201, Lee Shau Kee Building (LSK), CUHK

Light Refreshments Provided


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As the global urbanisation process continues to accelerate, we need to re-think how we see, design and build cities.

Join us for this panel discussion which will discuss our city’s development and provide a space for participants to collectively reimagine Hong Kong’s future.



Experience Sharing


September 8, 2016 (Thursday)

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Room 201, Lee Shau Kee Building (LSK), CUHK


Light Refreshments Provided


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Are you interested in the United Nations? Curious about what goes on there? Seeking an internship for next summer?Come and learn from the experiences of 3 CUHK students who did internships with UN-affiliated organisations!


Documentary Premiere and Discussion

Sustainable Development Goal #12 calls for sustainable production and consumption patterns. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary that pulls the curtain on the social and environmental impact of the fashion industry. Released worldwide in May 2016, come and learn about who really pays the price for our clothing?




March 21, 2016 (Monday)

7:00pm – 9:00pm

College Theatre, UG/F, Wu Yee Sun College, CUHK

Free Admission


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Co-organised by the CUHK Centre for Global Health, Wu Yee Sun College and the Campus Planning and Sustainability Office, join us for the documentary screening and discussion, and learn how to take actions toward sustainability from global initiatives, local NGOs and fellow students!


The first 130 registered participants will receive a free Fair Trade souvenir.




March 18, 2016 (Friday)

7:15pm – 9:30pm

The Grand Cinema, Elements

$300 per ticket


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CUHK Centre for Global Health is proud to be a community partner of this showing of The True Cost, whose proceeds will support the work of the Fair Trade Hong Kong Foundation. To purchase a ticket, please contact CGH.



March 19, 2016 (Saturday)

9:30am – 6:30pm

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Free Admission


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Join us for this full-day conference which will discuss emerging trends, challenges and opportunities relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. Featuring corporate executives and experts from the field, it looks to be an exciting line up!


Organised by APAC Ideas for Action, CGH will co-host this conference.

Introductory Public Lecture


March 10, 2016 (Thursday)

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Room 304, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK Main Campus

Free Admission


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A new plan for people and planet has just launched: the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to end poverty, combat climate change, and fight injustice.


The Centre of Global Health will kick-start its Sustainable Development Goals Series with an introductory public lecture on the United Nations’ 15-year strategy which will transform the world. What are the Global Goals and what do they mean for Hong Kong? Are they relevant to us and why? The CEO of an international development NGO will address these pressing questions, supplemented with stories from the field where Plan International is transforming the lives of impoverished children across the world.


This event is jointly organised by the CUHK Centre for Global Health and Global Studies Programme.


Guest Speaker: Ms Kanie Siu, Chief Executive Officer of Plan International

As the former Director of Fundraising and Communications of Oxfam Hong Kong, Kanie has three decades of experience in marketing, public relations and fundraising across the commercial and non-governmental organization sectors. As the Unit Director responsible for the Hong Kong market, she also managed the poverty alleviation programmes, advocacy and development education work in Hong Kong. In 2015, she was appointed CEO of Plan International Hong Kong, one of the leading international development organizations with 79 years of history that is committed to fulfilling children’s rights and ending poverty worldwide.

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