Discover the Global Goals: Nature and me

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Discover the Global Goals: Nature and me

Please join the Macao Professional Speaking Association in an online event that provides opportunities to learn more about the SDGs through a panel discussion and find out more about the Macao-wide English Essay Competition! 

Date: September 24, 2022

Time: 10:30AM to 12 PM
Format: Online via Zoom

ZOOM Meeting ID: 853 853 8883
Passcode: MEEC2023

SDGs Workshop Speaker

Toby T.F. Lau

Network Coordinator of SDSN Youth Hong Kong

Toby T. F. Lau is currently the Network Coordinator of SDSN Youth Hong Kong.

Toby finished his Bachelor’s studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2016, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.  Between 2013 and 2016, he was the first batch of student interns at the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, the first of its kind in the world.  The intern role was to illustrate the cause and consequences of climate change to the visitors through guided tours, eco-tours, workshops, and exhibitions, raising their awareness to act promptly for a greener lifestyle.

He assumed the post of Network Coordinator of SDSN Youth Hong Kong in May 2018 and took the role to educate youths, both locally and globally, on the concepts of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Danny Chi Man Leong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences at the Beijing Normal University & Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Macao-based biologist and environmental educator

Dr. Danny Chi Man Leong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences at the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. Dr. Leong was born in Macau, China. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Entomology at National Taiwan University and obtained his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Hong Kong. He has published 25 research papers in fields such as taxonomy, urban ecology, community ecology, physiology, and nature-based solutions, with 16 of them indexed in the SCI. Additionally, he holds an invention patent on the bio-decomposition of plastic waste issued by the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration. He has received several honors, including the 2021 Emerging Explorer Award from the National Geographic Society (one of 15 awardees worldwide), the 2021 Advanced Individual Award for Animal and Plant Conservation in Guangdong Province, China, and an Excellence Award in the 2018 National Science Popularization Speech Competition.


President of Greenfriends Macau

Lin is the president of Greenfriends Macau which is a non-profit association aimed to increase awareness of the conversation of green areas, promote positive outdoor activities, so we can build a society that lives cohesively with the nature.

She is in charge of the ‘Green Living’ section of the local independent media ‘All about Macau’, and has planned and executed the first Climate Change Conference in Macau. As a mother of two children, she has actively engaged in organizing outdoor nature education activities and promoting scientific literacy, aiming to cultivate a healthy and sustainable future for the next generation.

Dr. Karen Araño Tagulao

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Environment, University of Saint Joseph

Professor Karen Araño Tagulao is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science and Environment. Alongside students and other researchers at USJ, they dedicate time and efforts in promoting the conservation of Macao’s mangroves. Aside from working closely with Macao’s coastal areas and mangroves, she had also given workshops to local schools about DNA technology and have coordinated on environmental education initiatives focused on wetlands as part of the university’s science promotion program.

Muhammad Bashir Saidu

Co-Founder of Sustainable Development Association

Sustainable Development Association’s (Sustaincia) mission is to use technology and social efforts to encourage sustainable development. With a background in Microbiology and Biotechnology, he is a researcher and visiting lecturer at University of Saint Joseph, with a research interest in microbial solutions to environmental challenges. He works on plastic degradation and bioplastic production by bacteria. Aside from working on microbial solutions to environmental challenges, he has also participated in and given workshops to local schools on microplastic pollution in the environment.  

Navraaz K. Basati

Certified in Horticultural Therapy, Forest Therapy, and Yoga

Navraaz Kaur Basati, MA, is certified in Horticultural Therapy (Chicago Botanic Garden), Forest Therapy (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy), and Yoga (RYT-500) . With a background in conservation, regenerative gardening, restoration, and therapeutic practices, she provides unique perspectives to the guided walks that incorporate sensory work along with biophilic elements.

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