Hong Kong, September 2016
Following the success of its inaugural Young Leaders Programme in Hong Kong in 2015, GIFT ran the second edition of the programme in collaboration with the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation.
Twenty one young professionals and managers from business, government and civil society took part in the YLP, GIFT’s professional platform for tri-partite engagement and collaboration around some of Hong Kong’s most topical issues, i.e. land use, culture and heritage, and connections between urban and rural Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Young Leaders Programme (YLP), the first of its kind, is an initiative supported by the HKSAR Government’s Efficiency Unit and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The YLP provided 22 young local professionals from the government, forward-thinking companies and civil society an opportunity to put their leadership skills to the test and play a pioneering role in the creation of vibrant communities in the city through sustainable sports hubs.
The programme has been designed as a platform to inspire a new precedent of constructive dialogue and ideas, and to promote cooperation and collaboration across sectors. During the programme the participants met with various stakeholders including government departments, district offices, sports clubs and associations, potential operators and others. The business model proposal was presented at a public forum to a cohort of more than 200 audience at the end of the programme.