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Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF) - KT Programme Projects

Building a Caring and Understanding Society


On-going Projects:

 

1. A robot companion for the elderly in Hong Kong
   
 

- To identify the specific needs of the elderly in terms of human-robot interaction and how a robot companion can be used to raise their quality of life
- To develop a robot app that helps the elderly and caregivers in Hong Kong

 


Target beneficiaries:
Elderly and caregivers in Hong Kong

Project Leader: Prof Wendy HUI, Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Faculty of Business

 

   
2. Plastic Circularity: Online education materials for secondary school students to learn the negative impact of plastic to the environment and the concept of circular economy
   
 

- To develop learning materials on plastic pollution and circular economy
- To equip students with knowledge, awareness and horizons as a global citizen to drive the sustainable development of Hong Kong

 


Target beneficiaries:
Secondary school students in Hong Kong

Project Leader: Prof Paulina WONG, Science Unit

   
3. Promoting the well-being of children and young people in Hong Kong
   
 

To promote the well-being of children and young people in Hong Kong via a series of coordinated events and strategic media exposure to foster dialogue between the public and key targeted stakeholders

 


Target beneficiaries:
NGOs, government departments, policy makers, children and parents, and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Stefan KÜHNER, Centre for Social Policy and Social Change, Faculty of Social Sciences

   
4. Building inclusive workplaces for lesbian and bisexual women in Hong Kong’s financial services industry
   
 

- To shape the development of company policies and raise professional standards of conduct for business in tackling discrimination against lesbians and bisexual women
- To increase public awareness on workplace issues and challenges facing lesbians and bisexual women working in the financial services industry

 


Target beneficiaries:
Lesbians and bisexual women working in the financial services industry

Project Leader: Prof Denise TANG, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
5. Contextualizing discourses of sexual violence: Perpetrator’s perspectives
   
 
- To enhance sexual violence prevention services, staff training and public education by developing and providing resources
- To promote understanding of the role of discourses in the motivations and behaviours of sexual violence perpetrators
 


Target beneficiaries:
NGOs, social workers, teachers, students and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Annie CHAN, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences

   
6. The long-term care needs of older people in Hong Kong rural area: The case of Yuen Long
   
 
- To inform policy makers and welfare practitioners the long-term care needs of older people in rural area
- To enhance young people’s understanding of the needs of older people and enhance communication between the two generations
 


Target beneficiaries:
NGOs, government departments, elderly services providers, the elderly and youth

Project Leader: Prof Dickson CHAN, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies

   



Completed Projects:

1. First generation South Asian settlers in Hong Kong - An ethnic documentary theatre project
   
 
- To transform the stories of the first generation of South Asian settlers in Hong Kong into a theatre piece
- To raise public awareness towards the historical contributions of South Asian minorities in Hong Kong
 


Target beneficiaries:
South Asian minorities and youths, performing arts sector, and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Lisa LEUNG, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
2. Training ethnic minority teenage community interpreters in Hong Kong
   
 
To empower the ethnic minority teenagers in Hong Kong by training them as community interpreters through seminars and workshops
 


Target beneficiaries:
Ethnic minority teenagers

Project Leader: Prof Andy CHAN, Department of Translation, Faculty of Arts

Website: https://www.agentofchange.hk/translation-works

   
3. Job seeking practices of South Asian youths in Hong Kong - Evaluation of employment support services
   
 
- To delve into job seeking practices and difficulties that South Asian youths encounter
- To provide recommendations on improving the design of existing government support measures and services that can better identify the needs of South Asian youths and hence enhance their employment prospects
 


Target beneficiaries:
South Asian youths in Hong Kong, participants who join the seminar and the training programmes

Project Leader: Prof Lisa LEUNG, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
4. Question-and-Answer site for Chinese-speaking societies
   
 
To eradicate prejudice and discrimination against other countries or regions, and facilitate mutual understanding by building an intellectual cross-border community and platform for sharing information and well-informed analysis across the region of East Asia, especially the Chinese-speaking societies
 


Target beneficiaries:
Academics and intellectuals, media workers and outlets, NGO workers and online readers

Project Leader: Prof IP Iam-chong, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
5. Ethnic minorities and the news media - Portrayal and public perception
   
 
- To examine the portrayal of South Asians / South East Asians in news media and advertisements
- To inform the public regarding the role that media representation plays in shaping public perception of local ethnic minorities
- To encourage reflection about these perceptions, and how it is affecting ethnic harmony in the local context
 


Target beneficiaries:
Tertiary school students, South Asians minorities in Hong Kong, NGOs involving in ethnic minority services, stakeholders involved in the livelihood of South Asians in Hong Kong including teachers, medical staff, policemen, social service agents and the public

Project Leader: Prof Lisa LEUNG, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

Website: Forum website

   
6. Hong Kong studies and the subject of liberal studies
   
 
- To create an online platform for the publication of Modern Asian Thought (MAT) Hong Kong office (Thinking Hong Kong)
- To encourage the use of this platform in Liberal Studies of the local secondary curriculum
 


Target beneficiaries:
Secondary school teachers and students

Project Leader: Prof IP Iam-chong, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

   
7. Building an inclusive society: Disseminating rights awareness to foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong
   
 
To provide accessible and comprehensive information to foreign domestic workers about their rights and duties under the laws and policies of Hong Kong
 


Target beneficiaries:
Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers

Project Leader: Prof James RICE, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

 

 

   
8. Mainstreaming gender mainstreaming: Engaging stakeholders and the community
   
 
To develop a tool-kit for gender mainstreaming, and organize promotion for adaptation by stakeholders and public
 


Target beneficiaries:
The Women’s Coalition, political parties, regional and legislative councilors, The Women’s Commission, Labour and Welfare Bureau and other government departments, and the general public

Project Leader: Prof Annie CHAN, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences

Website: Gender Mainstreaming Tool Kit

   
9. A co-learning network for university researchers and youth educational professionals
   
 
To develop a co-learning network on youth education among secondary school Liberal Studies teachers, social workers in the field of youth work, and Cultural Studies researchers through online professional magazines and onsite training workshops
 


Target beneficiaries:
Secondary school Liberal Studies teachers, social workers in the field of youth work

Project Leader: Prof HUI Po-keung, Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts