Discover the Global Goals: An Inclusive World

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Discover the Global Goals: An Inclusive World

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: November 27, 2022

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

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

Ding Shao Jie

Imam of Islamic Association of Macao

Edith Chan

Supervisory Board Member of Zero Distance Cooperative

Edith is a Supervisory Board Member of Zero Distance Cooperative.

She loves interacting with different people as a speech therapist, an audio describer, a member of ZDC and a playback theatre performer. She believes that diversity is an amazing gift from the Creator and is interested in working on inclusion, accessibility and communication.

Dr. Jacky Ho

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Head of the Department of Social Work at University of Saint Joseph

Professor Jacky Ho completed his studies in Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney (Australia), specializing in Gerontology, dementia, and sleep science. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Director of the Macao Observatory for Social Development at the University of Saint Joseph. His research focused on community-based telemedicine and chronic disease management model in Macau and the Greater Bay Area. He has published in international and peer-reviewed journals including ‘American Journal of Hypertension’, ‘Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health’, ‘Journal of Sleep Research’, ‘Journal of Women’s Health’, ‘Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’ and ‘Journal of Public Health Nutrition’. He will discuss how an “inclusive society” is important in building an aged-friendly society so that our future elderly could still be active members and make contributions to shape our future and inspire the younger generation in the coming decade.

Ruby O

Chairperson of The Society of Food & Environmental Health (Macao) 

Ruby has over 15 years experiences in leadership roles in complex organizations, challenge the status quo and bring in a range of different perspectives to an organization and created numbers of sustainability and food safety pioneer-projects and breakthrough achievements for the sectors and Macao. Ruby actively engages and participate in the community in promoting food literacy, circular economy and SDGs awareness. Ruby is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health UK and regular speaker and event judge at various international and regional conferences. Ruby is currently the Executive Director of Sustainability and ESG of a listed company where she promotes the integration of environmental friendly and socially responsible practices into the operations, to allow the company to contribute solutions to climate change and deliver on carbon targets commitments.

Terence Lee

President of Sustainable Development Association

Sustaincia mission is to use technology and social efforts to encourage sustainable development.  As co-organizer of this event and the competition, we hope to inspire contestants and looking forward to read their ideas!

Un Wa Lok

President of Language Exchange & Culture Promotion Association 

Un Wa Lok is the President of Macau Language Exchange & Culture Promotion Association (LECPA). Founded in 2019, LECPA aims at building an inclusive society by organizing social events, intercultural tours, cultural events, advocacy campaigns that bridge people of different cultural backgrounds together, foster intercultural dialogues, enhance locals’ cultural sensitivity and cultivate their cultural empathy. LECPA believes that, cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all humanity, rather than separating one from each other. “Harmony in Diversity” is the core value of LECPA’s work.

Furthermore, Un Wa also acts a focal point of the Inclusive Education Working Group, one of the 4 major pillars of action of the UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network. The working group focuses its work on promoting gender equality, inclusive and culturally responsive education, as well as quality education opportunities for all. 

Prof. Vanessa Amaro

Associate Professor of Centre for Portuguese Studies at Macao Polytechnic University

Vanessa Amaro is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Portuguese Studies at Macao Polytechnic University. She received her PhD in Communication from University of Macau. Her article, co-authored with Sheyla Zandonai in Current Anthropology, The Portuguese Calçada in Macau: Paving Residual Colonialism with a New Cultural History of Place received a merit prize at the 6th Outstanding Achievement Awards for Macau Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (2022) by Macau Foundation. Her current research interests focus on issues related to Macau’s colonial/ postcolonial critique, migration, identity, language, heritage, and intercultural communication.

Thank you for joining us!

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The 2nd “Macao-wide English Essay Competition” holds Panel Discussion on Sustainable Development

Macao, China: Hosted by the Macau Professional Speaking Association (MPSA), the 2nd Annual “Macao-wide English Essay Competition” held an online event focused on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a discussion revolving around this year’s theme, “An Inclusive World”…

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