TEA for All - Global Speakers Online Programme

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TEA for All

The HKFYG Jockey Club School of Global Leadership -

Global Speakers Online Programme

The whole world is experiencing a common crisis, COVID-19, which threatens public health globally but also gives everyone valuable lessons to learn in leadership and global understanding.

“TEA for All” is a Global Speakers Online Programme inviting young people and leaders from different places in the world to share thoughts with local young people in Hong Kong. The speakers will navigate the impact of COVID-19 on their work, study and lives, thus sharing thoughts of new possibilities. Through online platforms, young people will be able to exchange ideas with international figures and youth in other places beyond the border.

The Programme aims at allowing young people to learn in a relaxing manner and be inspired to TEA:

 

Take advantage of emerging global challenges to reimagine our future

 

Explore self-leadership and opportunities through building networks

 

Acquire global awareness to drive positive changes for our society


Format

The Programme will be held from April to May 2020 targeted at young people, from secondary school, tertiary institutions and to those in the work place. It comprises two series giving information about what is happening across the world and sharing insights about leadership for future readiness.

Series

1. The Globe and YOUth (Online webinars on Facebook page) 

2. A Time of Change (45 mins online classes)


Schedule

Guest Speaker

Region

Topic & Details

Date & Time


Zara Rizwan

(Student)


Saudi Arabia

The Globe and YOUth

"The Globe and YOUth" is presented by our global network of young correspondents who are alumni and partners of The HKFYG Leadership Institute. They will share direct observations, stories and interesting insights of their cities amid COVID-19 pandemic. Not limited by boundaries, it brings young people together enhancing global understanding and global community. The webinar will address the following four areas:

  1. Government/ city policy in tackling coronavirus
  2. Condition of daily supplies
  3. Outlook of the city/ street
  4. Current learning/ business mode


15 April 20

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Vidhaan Chand

(Student)


Sri Lanka


TBC

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Philip

(Marketing leader)



Switzerland


21 April 20

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Geoffrey See



Singapore


A Time of Change

Digital Finance, Fintech and How the Customer Relationship in the Sector is Changing with COVID-19


14 May 20 (Thurs)

18:00-19:00 (Hong Kong Time)

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Vivian Leung,

Jonathan Ho



Hong Kong


A Time of Change

ESG Lens on COVID-19: Sustainable Development and Recovery in Light of Global Shocks


30 May 20 (Sat)

12:00-13:00 (Hong Kong Time)

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Nozipho Mpanza



South Africa


A Time of Change

Challenges and Opportunities of Entrepreneurs Dealing with the Global Crisis


12 May 20 (Tue)

18:00-19:00 (Hong Kong Time)

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Deaky Wong


Italy

A Time of Change

UN World Food Programme In Emergency Response - Airlifting Aid in a Global Health Crisis 


*FULL*


Andre Kwok


Singapore / Hong Kong

A Time of Change

COVID-19 & Necessary Urban Digitalisation: Reshaping the Jobs of Future 


*FULL*



Savinda Ranathunga




Thailand



A Time of Change

Young Innovators leading the COVID-19 response in Asia and the Pacific


27 May 20 (Wed)

20:00-21:00 (Hong Kong Time)

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Speakers

Nozipho Mpanza

Co-founder - Building Blocks

Nozipho is the co-founder of Building Blocks, an organisation that offers entrepreneurship education courses to students who wish to enterprise their skills and ideas. She is a business development strategist and media practitioner. Her core strengths lie in business development, strategy development, professional communication and data analysis. She is committed to assisting organisational leaders create workspaces that reflect the evolving world. 

Nozipho is passionate about creating structures that create profit for purpose and enterprising the strengths of individuals to create efficient teams. In 2018, she was selected as the recipient of the Leading South Africa award for her excellence in civic engagement and awarded a scholarship to attend the One Young World Conference in the Netherlands.

She has spoken on numerous stages across the world and enjoys leading audiences to unlock intrinsic value. She delivers keynotes on building responsive businesses, decentralized management in the modern world of work, understanding the cultural economy of the workplace as well as the millennial mindset as it pertains to work.

She has written for various publications and developed a keen interest in helping women steward their finances. Born and raised in Johannesburg, she describes her childhood as colorful and affirming.

Nozipho’s life has been one decorated by the generosity of time, spirit, opportunity and love. She uses her story to help individuals and businesses identify the positive patterns of their own journeys, capitalize on these and address their development gaps in the most effective manners.

Geoffrey See

General Manager, Head of Identity - Trusting Social

Geoffrey See is a General Manager and Head of Digital Identity for Trusting Social, a startup using AI to drive financial inclusion for 800M customers in emerging markets. In a time of digitalization, deglobalization and social distancing, digital finance is a long-term trend accelerated by COVID19, which Trusting Social helps banks and non-bank lenders adapt to. Previously, Geoffrey worked with a range of frontier markets and technologies. As Founder of Choson Exchange, Geoffrey built the leading grassroots-led organization driving economic change in North Korea, training over 2000 North Koreans in entrepreneurship, economic policy and law and reaching more than 10,000 with their materials. In North Korea, his work exposed a generation of Koreans to international practices, and contributed to enterprise reform, Special Economic Zones establishment and legal reforms strengthening property rights. His work has been written up as Harvard Business School case study, which he helps teach to Harvard MBAs in a class on Global Capitalism. He has survived two near-death experiences in his work in North Korea. Geoffrey also advises an inter-Korean government project, is a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital and is passionate about technologies for financial inclusion and data. He co-founded a co-working space business in Vietnam and established a securities exchange in Singapore built on blockchain technology. Geoffrey graduated from Yale University and the Wharton School and was an exchange student at Tsinghua University.

Deaky Wong

Aviation Officer - World Food Programme

Deaky is an aviation officer bases in Rome, Italy for World Food Programme (WFP), a food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security. Prior to joining WFP, Deaky has been working for Cathay Pacific Airways for over seven years, in the aviation industry. She completed her degree in logistics, supply chain management from The University of Hong Kong and a master in transport policy & planning.

Vivian Leung

Co-founder - Leaders for Good Initiative

With management consulting experience and currently serving as a regional business manager at a global bank, Vivian has problem solving as an integral part of her DNA. Passionate for sustainable development and innovation and technology for good, Vivian initiated a digital tech startup project to promote financial literacy through chatbot powered by Artificial intelligence, and applied her know-how to lead Design Thinking seminars and pro bono consulting workshops for NGOs, universities and at international conferences in Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh. She is currently part of a local youth think tank to suggest policy alternatives for the sustainable development of Hong Kong. She is a Chevening Scholar and holds a Master’s degree in Management of Information System and Digital Innovation from London School of Economics.

Andre Kwok

Founder - Good City Foundation

​​​​​​​Andre has been on an entrepreneur journey ever since 2012 in emerging Southeast Asia, as the Founder of Future City Summit(Good City Foundation), a multilateral development organisation basing in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok, curating summits and development programs in urban development, food, fintech, governance and policy, connecting to over 30+ emerging cities in Asia and Africa through established Emerging Future Cities Network, both public and private sectors. 

While entitled Young Leaders of Tomorrow 2019 in St. Gallen Symposium, Andre is currently Li Ka Shing Scholar in Public Policy at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in The National University of Singapore.

Savinda Ranathunga

Regional Youth Project Coordinator - United Nations Development Programme (Bangkok Regional Hub)

Savinda is a Civil Engineering graduate from Moratuwa University Sri Lanka, he also possesses charted qualifications in Management and Marketing and a Diploma in Buddhism. He worked as an Environmental Engineer at Brandix ltd. And, lectured at Achievers and Wizma Business Schools. He also supported to create 5 startups across the Sri Lanka, Viet Nam and Thailand.

He is engaged in the startup and youth development sector in Asia-Pacific over the last 12 years through his engagement with AIESEC and UNDP, where he currently holds the position of Regional Youth Project Coordinator of UNDP Asia-Pacific. Savinda is currently pursuing his PhD in Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Jonathan Ho

Co-founder - Leaders for Good Initiative

Jonathan is a sustainability strategist, educator, public policy advocate, and green finance specialist. He has experience in training citizen scientists to become champions for environmental sustainability locally across Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta, leading to publication of peer-reviewed articles in journals and presentations in Hong Kong and New Delhi. As a pioneer in corporate sustainability transformation, Jonathan developed and submitted industry-backed policy recommendations to the HKSAR government and Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and initiated industry-level collaborations including a charter in which 60+ companies committed to set and achieve decarbonisation targets. He holds a Master’s degree in environmental education from New York University and a Bachelor's degree in environmental science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.