Hong Kong | 26 - 30 June 2018 (tbc)
Hong Kong | 15 - 20 July 2018 (tbc)
HK$ 80,000 per participant
Includes course materials, transport, hotels (Module Two) and most meals
MODULE ONE: CHALLENGING BUSINESS ORTHODOXY
Module One invites participants to speak openly about how they understand Hong Kong and its future, through candid discussion, debate and role play exercises. Participants from business, government and civil society are encouraged to think critically about Hong Kong's place in China, the Asia-Pacific, and the wider world. How will the city's changing relationship with China affect its position as a regional hub and global financial sector? How will Hong Kong compete against other world cities and overcome internal challenges like rising inequality and its housing crisis?
INTERIM PERIOD: TRANSITION INTO MODULE TWO
In between Module One and Module Two, participants will have the opportunity to carry out research and due diligence for the upcoming field project. Team Assignments facilitate the transition into Module Two, and are designed to further the group’s understanding of the issues surrounding the field project.
MODULE TWO: FIELD PROJECT IN HONG KONG
In just two decades, the percentage of residents aged 65 or over rose from just 10.3% of the population in 1997 to 16% in 2016. By 2041 it is projected that almost one in three will be aged 65 or above. In the absence of a universal pension scheme, a significant number of elderly residents, particularly those living alone, are struggling to make ends meet and the demand for care services has almost doubled in just over a decade.
Since 2014 the government has been looking at ways to support community-based support services as opposed to care homes to provide more assistance to elderly people and prepare for a change in demographics that has widespread implications on the territory's healthcare systems, housing, and transportation.
Field project subject to change