Culture and Sustainable Livelihood
Co-ordinator:  Dr. LAU Kin-chi

After the nomination for the China Region of the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” project, KFCRD initiated a more in-depth research project titled “Women’s Sustainable Development and Educational Work for Peace - A Study of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominees from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan”, which gradually developed into the Culture and Sustainable Livelihood research cluster.

Research Associates:

  • Prof Wen Tiejun (Renmin University of China)
  • Prof Zhou Li (Renmin University of China)
  • Prof Dai Jinhua (Peking University)
  • Prof Wang Hui (Tsinghua University)
  • Dr Hui Po-keung (Lingnan University)
  • Dr Sit Tsui (Renmin University of China)
  • Dr Wong Tak Hing, Erebus (ARENA)

Junior Research Associates:

  • Mr Kho Tungyi
  • Ms Yeung Oi Mei
  • Ms Auyeung Lai Seung

Research Assistants:

  • Ms Zhao Ling
  • Ms Lam Tsz Man, Carol
  • Mr Yan Xiaohui
  • Mr Wen Bo 

Project Highlights

  1. PeaceWomen Across the Globe (PWAG) East Asia
  • KFCRD hosts the PWAG East Asia secretariat with Dr Lau Kin-chi being Board Member of the Association PeaceWomen Across the Globe based in Bern, Switzerland.  It coordinates PWAG activities in the Greater China region, Japan, Korea and Mongolia, and plan for a series of activities on the theme of Ecology and Livelihood to celebrate in 2013 the 10th anniversary of the PWAG global project (www.1000peacewomen-hk.org).
  • The PWAG China office based in Beijing (www.1000peacewomen-china.org) coordinates networking activities with Peacewomen in mainland China, support the production of documentary films, run small-budget projects with Chinese Peacewomen on the theme of Ecology and Livelihood, and supports the exchange of organic farming and eco-architecture technology between mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  1. Research projects and documentary films
  • The Knowledge Exchange and Action of Peacewomen from the Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan research project (Chief Investigator: Dr Chan Shun Hing) will conduct a field visit in Taiwan on July 28–Aug 8, 2011, bringing together about 10 researchers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, on the theme of Ecology and Livelihood.
  • The documentary film series with 6 films on Ecology, Livelihood, Culture and Sustainable Peace (Chief Investigator: Dr Chan Shun Hing) will be completed by August 2011.
  • The documentary film series on Chinese PeaceWomen’s Work on Sustainable Livelihood (2 films with subtitles in 10 languages) (Chief Investigator: Dr Lau Kin Chi) will be completed by November 2011. 2 more films are planned to be made on Chinese PeaceWomen’s work in 2012.
  • The research project Ecology, Livelihood, Culture and Sustainable Peace of women from the Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (Chief investigator: Dr Chan Shun Hing), started since 2008, will be completed by August 2011, and the full report will be completed by May 2012.
  1. Joint projects with Renmin University of China and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    A network of researchers from seven emerging countries(China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Venezuela, Turkey and South Africa) share and exchange experiences on development practices and lessons drawing on from their own countries. They will conduct joint research and provide recommendations to the respective countries and the international community on promotion of inclusive and sustainable security.
  • Emerging Seven Countries (E7) Critical Policy Studies research project (July 2011 to Sept 2012). Researchers from seven emerging countries (China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Venezuela, Turkey and South Africa) work on a country report and a comparative report, to be produced in 2011 and 2012. Workshop and field visits are conducted to interact with two peacewomen in Shanxi Province.
  • The first South South Forum on Sustainability was held at Lingnan University in December 2011, with 100 participants from Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.  The second South South Forum on Sustainability was held at Southwest University in Chongqing, China in December 2012.

 

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