Ageing Population: Building Sustainable Public-Private Partnership

"Creating Sustainable Public-Private Partnership for Ageing Population in Hong Kong" Conference [2015]

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Conference highlights: Video produced by silver-age producer Mr. Luk Shu Hung

ZeShan Foundation organized a two-day conference in November 2015 to facilitate learning and collaboration on building sustainable public-private partnership for elderly services -- the first such event convened by a private foundation in Hong Kong, signifying the philanthropy sector's increasingly proactive approach in social services.

Hong Kong is a fast ageing city and must develop sustainable public-private partnership to leverage resources to address the coming challenges (and opportunities). The city's philanthropy sector, including private, family and corporate foundations, has a long history of providing funding support to elderly services. But foundations can play a more proactive role as an agent of change -- such as by strategically supporting evidence-based pilot projects with the potential to scale up, so as to demonstrate effectiveness and influence policy.


 
The strength of foundations is their independence and flexibility. Public bodies and non-profits face many constraints. In comparison, foundations have the capacity to respond to social needs quickly, boldly, flexibly and creatively, providing the space for social innovations to be incubated and tested. If foundations can capitalize on their unique strengths, they have great potential to become catalysts for social change.”  
——Ms. Annie Chen, Director, ZeShan Foundation
 

The conference, held on November 12-13, 2015 at the Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel, brought together 150 opinion leaders, senior executives and policymakers from different sectors, such as the government, NGOs, private foundations and academia. The conference saw very lively discussion on how to improve elderly services, the role of philanthropy, and partnership building. Various suggestions were raised, including setting up a platform to facilitate communication, coordination and collaboration between funders. 

The organization of the conference is itself an effort of cross-sector collaboration, with partners and organizing committee members from academia, NGOs, social enterprises, the government, etc. The event is part of ZeShan's ongoing effort to facilitate collaboration on elderly services, and more broadly, promote strategic philanthropy in Hong Kong. Past events on elderly services include a luncheon with Dr Mary Ann Tsao of Singapore's Tsao Foundation earlier in 2015, and a roundtable meeting in April 2014 which led to the formation of three working groups.



 

Event Highlights in Pictures: Day 1

Welcome Lunch
Guest Speaker
  • Ms Leila Chan (independent journalist)




Welcome, Opening and Concluding Remarks
Welcome Remarks
  • Ms Annie Chen (Director, ZeShan Foundation)

Opening Remarks

Concluding Remarks

Master of Ceremonies




 

Keynote Speech & Panel Discussion:
Creating and Sustaining Public-Private Partnership for Ageing Population in Hong Kong

Keynote Speaker


Moderator

Discussants

 

Keynote Speech & Panel Discussion:
Philanthropy as Catalyst for Social Change

Keynote Speaker

Moderator

Discussants





Event Highlights in Pictures: Day 2

Case Study Workshop
Case studies

Speakers
  • Dr Juanita Lai (Organization Development and Dental Service Coordinator, Pok Oi Hospital)
  • Ms Sindy Yeung (Senior Program Manager, Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation)

Moderator / Facilitator



 
 

Site Visit




Exhibition and Chair-based Dance Demonstration




 
In Partnership With
 
Organizing Committee
  • Ms Yan Chan (Program Director, ZeShan Foundation)
  • Ms Janny Lau (Project Manager, Lee Hysan Foundation)
  • Ms Doris Leung (CEO, Diamond Cab)
  • Ms Lorraine Lui (Program Officer, ZeShan Foundation)
  • Prof Terry Lum (Henry G Leong Professor in Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Mr Timothy Ma, JP (Executive Director, Project Flame, The City University of Hong Kong)
  • Ms Tong Choi-ying (Programme Director (Elderly Care))
  • Ms Sindy Yeung (Senior Program Manager, Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation)
     



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