「NGO Innovation Hub」Symposium: Innovative approaches and strategic responses for Community Development under the pandemic

Date: 16 December 2022 (Friday)

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: 1/F, Auditorium, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 5 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese

Target: Social workers in Community Development services, scholar, social work students and interested parties in social welfare field


NGO Innovation Hub is funded by HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme with the Community Development Initiative (CDI) of the Social Work Practice and Mental Health Centre, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University as a strategic partner. The programme drives to groom NGOs with a growth mindset culture through cross learning and collaboration with the aims to promote the adoption of innovative, effective and sustainable community development model to solve community problems, and the application of International Standards for Community Development in the local context. The welfare services have been greatly affected under the pandemic, community development approach has once again become an important strategy to support vulnerable groups under difficult circumstances. Through this symposium, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service hopes to showcase how community development approach can be used as a strategy to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, and to share the practical experiences in the field.


  1. Share the local Community Development works and the future expectation
  2. Share the practical experiences and skills of the projects of NGO Innovation Hub under the pandemic

The symposium is free of charge.



Time (pm)


2:15- 2:30


2:30- 2:35

Welcoming Speech

Ms. TAM Wing Sai, Jessica

Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

2:35- 3:05

Keynote Speech

Topic: Empowering Waste Pickers: The Value of Community Development and the Role of Social Worker

Dr. CHAN Wai Yin, Way

Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Social Sciences,

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

3:05- 3:45

「NGO Innovation Hub」Project Sharing (1)   

Community engagement during the pandemic

Project NameNufriends Project

People Service Centre Limited

Project NameSecond ChancExit

Caritas Community Centre (Ngau Tau Kok), Caritas Hong Kong

3:45- 3:55


3:55- 4:35

「NGO Innovation Hub」Project Sharing (2)   

Community development strategies under the digital divide

Project NameX Generation Co-learning at Market

HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre

Project NameHome Play at Tai Po

Playright Children’s Play Association

4:35- 5:15

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. WONG King Lai

Lecturer, Department of Social Work

Hong Kong Baptist University

5:15- 5:30


Topic: Trends in Community Development and Innovation of Community Work

HUNG Suet Lin

Professor & Head, Department of Social Work

Hong Kong Baptist University

Trustee (East Asia), International Association for Community Development (IACD)


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