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Global Youth Summit (GYS)

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Hong Kong Baptist University Global Youth Summit (HKBUGYS) is committed to inspiring and cultivating local and overseas youngsters to have a global mindset and become aware of the wider world while respecting and valuing diversity, and acting to build a better world as change-makers.

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Hong Kong Baptist University Global Youth Summit (HKBUGYS) is committed to inspiring and cultivating local and overseas youngsters to have a global mindset and become aware of the wider world while respecting and valuing diversity, and acting to build a better world as change-makers.

Background

This year, our theme is "Safe To Survive: Nuclear or Others?". A series of activities including inspiring speeches(CCL-recognised), overnight camp and study tour to Finland would be held.

By joining our conference, energy issues are going to be discovered and discussed, in order to enhance participants’ understanding and knowledge both locally and internationally. In addition to the discerning keynote speakers sharing their insights and experiences on global issues, participants will have the opportunity to be an “Explorer”-to see, to search, and to solve the “unexplored” in our overnight camp & study tour to Finland. By engaging in the discussions and engaging in experiential learning activities in local community, participants will be able to contribute to the resolution of energy issues. Furthermore, a caring heart should be embedded among our students who will be future leader of our society.

Objectives

  • To inspire students to act as a local and global leader, with a sense of citizenship and service leadership;
  • To promote students' understanding of cultural diversity and hence develop a global mindset to care for people around the world;
  • To expand students' breadth of knowledge at regional and international levels;
  • To strengthen students' ability to make independent, critical and innovative perspectives on global issues and cultivate their ability to present the ideas comprehensively;
  • To arouse students' on-going interest and cross-cultural cooperation in exploring new areas of research.

Student Executive Committee

In an era of globalization, global challenges require global solutions and every individual in the world should contribute themselves to building a better world. As an inspiring group of Hong Kong Baptist University student leaders, we are dedicated to the vision of being responsible global citizens. We appreciate in-depth academic knowledge as well as intercultural communicative competence. Therefore, we are committed to creating a platform for youths across the globe to meet together and explore the crucial global and local issues. Through the platform, we hope that our fellow students would be aware of the wider world and have a sense of being world citizens. It is more than a cultural event! We pledge to nourish the fountain of active minds to explore the unexplored!

Eligibility: Overnight Camp –All Tertiary Students are welcome. 
Finland Study Tour - Only overnight camp participants who are studying full-time UGC-funded programme undergraduate students in HKBU are welcome.
Fee: Overnight Camp (4-5 Mar 17) - HK$100 Program Fee+ HK$100 Deposit
(*Include accommodation, meals & transportation(HKBU -> Camp Site -> Shatin MTR station))
Finland Study Tour (9D8N in late May, exact date tbc) - HK$8,000*
(*1. Including accommodation, airfares, most meals and local transportation
*2.This price is only applicable to students who are eligible to apply HKSAR Reaching Out Award (ROA) in academic year 2016/17. Details of ROA, please click here)
Sponsorship: Eligible students with satisfactory performance can apply HKSAR Reaching Out Award.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017 17:00

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ScheduleKeynote Speech SessionKeynote Speaker

Schedule

Date: 4-5 March 2017 (2 days 1 night)
Registration Time: 10:00am – 10:15am
Location:
1. Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (WLB109), Shaw Campus, HKBU;
2. Breakthrough Youth Village (Sha Tin)

Day 1  (4/3)

10:30 - 13:00 Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speeches
<WLB109, HKBU>
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
<AAB 5/F Canteen, HKBU>
14:00 - 15:00 Depart to Campsite
<Coach to Shatin>
15:00 - 17:00 Arrive Campsite & Check-in
Ice-Breaking
<Activity Room, Breakthrough Youth Village>
17:00 - 18:00 Break
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
<Canteen, Breakthrough Youth Village>
19:30 - 22:00 Experiential Learning Activity (I)
<Activity Room, Breakthrough Youth Village>
22:00 Good Night

Day 2 (5/3)

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
<Canteen, Breakthrough Youth Village>
09:15 - 11:45 Experiential Learning Activity (II)
<Activity Room>
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
<Canteen, Breakthrough Youth Village>
13:30 Goodbye
<Coaches to Shatin & Kowloon Tong>

Keynote Speech session

Time: 10:30am – 13:00pm
Venue: Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (WLB109), Shaw Campus, HKBU
Medium: English & Cantonese

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Gilles LepesantDr. Gilles Lepesant

Gilles Lepesant is senior researcher at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/National Center for Scientific Research). He is geographer and has published several books and papers on issues related to territorial development and to energy in Europe. Before joining the CNRS, he spent 6 years in Berlin, in Prague (Czech Republic) and in Warsaw (Poland) working on the new spatial patterns triggered by the economic transition and the EU enlargement. His current work on clean energy transitions is focused on the EU policies related to climate change and to renewable energies as well as on the transformation of energy geographies in Member States (mainly Poland, Germany, Sweden and France).

More: http://www.parisgeo.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article6413&lang=fr

Ms. Frances YeungMs Frances Yeung

Frances Yeung is now the Senior Campaigner of Greenpeace East Asia, focusing on climate and energy issues. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. 

More: http://www.greenpeace.org/hk/

Dr. Daphne MahDr. Daphne Mah

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, HKBU
Director, Asian Energy Studies Centre, HKBU

Dr. Mah obtained her MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and completed her PhD study in 2010 at HKU, investigating the role of local states, policy capacity and the development of wind energy policies in Xinjiang, Shanghai and Guangdong. Dr. Mah’s research and teaching focuses on three broad domains: sustainable energy, energy governance, and comparative policy-making, mainly in the Asian, Chinese and Hong Kong contexts. She was awarded the Chevening Scholarship for her studies in the UK. She is a recent recipient of Faculty of Social Sciences’ (HKBU) Faculty Award for Early Career Academic (Research) 2014-2015. Before pursuing her academic career, Dr. Mah was a journalist in Ming Pao Daily News, and the head of the campaigns team of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).

 

Online Application*

https://sa-secure.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/forms/gys2017.php 

Deadline

15 Feb 2017 17:00

*Please note that your application is NOT completed until you settle the payment of the overnight camp (HK$100 Program Fee+HK$100 Deposit). Since there are limited quotas, please pay as soon as possible to secure your application as it is on a first-come-first-served basis. 
Payment Method:

1. HKBU students 
Directly go to our office (WLB 401J, Shaw Campus) and pay the fee.

2. Students from other institutions 
Deposit into Hong Kong Baptist University’s bank account and send the soft copy of bank-in slip to sa_gys@project.hkbu.edu.hk. (Please keep the original copy and bring it to us during the event)

3. Students from overseas
Please contact Miss Yuki Lai (yukilai@hkbu.edu.hk / 3411 2326) to discuss. 
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For the applicants of Finland Study Tour, please be reminded the screening interviews will be held on 21, 23, 24 February. Notification email will be sent out on 17 February to inform you about the details of the interview.

If you do not receive any notifications about interview on or before 20 February, you may regard your application is unsuccessful.

Payments details of the Finland Study Tour will be announced to successful applicants after the announcement of interview result. 

Email: sa_gys@project.hkbu.edu.hk

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hkbugys/

Tel: (+852) 3411 2326

Address: Room 401, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University