Movers & Shakers Program - Youth the Future


Registration 5:00pm
Presentation 5:30pm
Close 7:00pm

Hong Kong’s youth are increasingly confronted with a host of social issues, ranging from education, employment, housing, health and more.  Many of today’s youth are faced with lower salaries and a lack of upward social mobility that could be traced back to inadequate schooling and training.  According to the Annual Happiness Index Study, a large majority (70%+) of youth surveyed felt there was not enough care for youth in Hong Kong (CSG, 2019). Against this backdrop, there is an overwhelming need to address the challenges to the youth and help pave the road to a better future.

Come hear from Lau Ming-Wai, Vice Chairman of the Youth Development Commission and founder of MWYO, a youth development think tank. Mr. Lau has devoted himself to youth development in Hong Kong by formulating action-oriented solutions.  Ming Wai will share how his personal journey on driving change for youth and finding alternative pathways to invest in the youths that are our future.  Through direct interaction with students, he will engage the young audience to hear various perspectives on how to shape the future for youth going forward.

Lau Ming Wai

Lau Ming-Wai is the Vice Chairman of Youth Development Commission and founder of MWYO, a youth-oriented think tank in Hong Kong. During his time at the government, Ming Wai has actively participated in public affairs, studied youth-related issues and implemented solutions to drive youth development. He holds LLB, LLM and PhD degrees from King’s College London and the London School of Economics, University of London. His PhD dissertation was published as a book by Oxford University Press in 2011. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School since 2014. He is also a registered attorney in the State of New York and a CFA Charter holder.

Movers & Shakers
Organized by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and sponsored by the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Movers & Shakers is a 12-month program aimed at developing global competence and leadership skills among Hong Kong students. The goal is to inspire and instill an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset amongst students, and to strengthen their future competitive edge in Hong Kong and beyond.

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Event Details

Wed 19 Jun 2019
5 - 7 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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