SDSN Hong Kong webinar: COVID-19, Globalization and Philanthropy (in UN SDSN Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth 24 Hour Webinar)

icon date s Wednesday 22 Apr 2020


22 April 2020

9:30 am–10:30 am (Hong Kong GMT+8)

Online (GoToWebinar)

Mr Leong Cheung
Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Co-Chair, The Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Professor Chi-yue Chiu,
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and Dean of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Event Details:

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a global health crisis. The virus quickly spread across the world, upsetting countries and people at all levels. Global human traffics human traffics and mobility, once considered a blessing of globalization, have become a curse. In this session, we will first explore how globalization may threaten global health and ironically how it may rescue the world from the COVID-19 crisis. In mitigation, the philanthropy sector plays a critical role, particularly in terms of mobilization of global resources. We will then explore how the philanthropy sector can leverage on its strength to mitigate the social impact of COVID-19 on the community.

This event is one of the six sessions of the full 24-hour webinar.  For details of the entire 24-hour event, please visit:

SDSN Hong Kong 
Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
3943 9632
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Sunday, Public Holidays and University Holidays
(24th and 31st December, and Lunar New Year Eve): Closed