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Invitation to join the “Pathways to Local Markets in Hong Kong” Program

Social Development – News      2016/09/10

(Deadline of application is extended to 10 October, 2016)


For the latest information, please refer to the program website:



To promote the development of community economic activities and local markets, sponsored by Citi Foundation, the Council will organize “Pathways to Local Markets in Hong Kong” program in 2016-17. The program consists of training courses and local market practice, which aims to enhance the knowledge of the workers and grassroots vendors in this topic as well as their practical experience in organizing a local market for the community. After completing the courses, there will be opportunities for the NGO colleagues and grassroots vendors to put their knowledge into practice – organizing 8 local markets in at least 5 low income districts. Details of the two phases of this program are as follows:

Program Brief
Phase 1 – “Trainings on Running of Local Market” (Oct – Dec 2016)
- The target participants of the trainings are NGO colleagues and grassroots vendors who are interested in local markets and willing to join the practice component in the Phase 2. Both courses consist of 2 classes and 1 field visit. Other than forming a network for interested NGO colleagues and grassroots vendors to know each other, the courses invite experienced trainers to share the knowledge in a systematic way and with wider perspectives on not only values and functions of local markets to community but also practical experience in organizing one. 

Phase 2 – “Organizing Local Markets in Practice” (Jan – May 2017) 
- The program provides opportunities for trainees to organize eight local markets in at least five grassroots community. With the knowledge learnt in the Phase 1, trainees can work together and organize their preferred local market models in practice with the co-organizing bodies. (Details of the local market activities will be released later.)

For further details of this program, please see the attached leaflet, for your reference.

For further information, you are welcome to contact Ms Dorothy Wong at 2876 2473.

Thank you for your attention.

Leaflet - Program Brief (Chinese version only)
Application Form (for NGO workers)
Application Form (for grassroots vendors)