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[Our City, Our Games] The 9th Hong Kong Games

To further promote the "Sport for All" culture in the community, the Sports Commission has organised the Hong Kong Games (HKG) biennially since 2007. HKG is a territory-wide major multi-sport event with the 18 Districts as participating units. The objectives of the HKG are to provide districts with more opportunities for sports participation, exchanges and co-operation, and to encourage active public participation in sports. Apart from improving sporting standards at the district level, HKG can also strengthen the public's sense of belonging to the district they live in and help promote community cohesion through facilitating communication and fostering friendship among the 18 districts. The 9th HKG will commence on 21 April 2024. Apart from competing in the Games, members of the public could also watch the Games and cheer on the athletes at the competitions, or join the community participation programmes, to echo the HKG's slogan "Our City, Our Games"!   Opening Ceremony The 9th HKG Opening Ceremony will be held on 21 April 2024 (Sunday). Free admission tickets are available at the District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department from 8:30 am on 2 April 2024 (Tuesday) on a first-come-first-served basis, with a limit of two tickets per person. (All distributed) Members of the public without admission tickets can enjoy watching the highlights of the ceremony on TVB Jade at 10:30 pm on 21 April 2024.   Sports Competitions Inter-district Sports CompetitionsScheduled for 21 April to 9 June 2024, the inter-district sports competitions of the 9th HKG will cover eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, 3-on-3 basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.>>Full Competition Schedule Sport Competitions for People with DisabilitiesThe four events of the sports competitions for people with disabilities include wheelchair Wheelchair 3-on-3 Basketball Competition, Boccia Competition and Competition of Swimming and Table Tennis for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Demonstration CompetitionsIn addition to Women’s Futsal Demonstration Event, several urban sports demonstration competitions, namely breaking, sport climbing and skateboarding, which are popular among young people, will be introduced to boost the vitality of the event.   Community Participation Programmes Apart from the sports competitions, a series of diversified activities will also be organised to enable more members of the public to support and participate in the HKG in different ways.  Members of the public can vote for My Favourite Sporty District and guess the Overall Champion of the 9th HKG. Photography enthusiasts can take pictures of the exciting scenes of sports competitions and activities of the 9th HKG to participate in the Dynamic Moments Photo Contest. (Video in Chinese only)   The 9th HKG is organised by the Sports Commission and co-ordinated by its Community Sports Committee, with the Home Affairs Department, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and the relevant National Sports Associations of the sports competitions as co-organisers. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the major sponsor of the event. For details of the sports competitions and community participation programmes, please visit the dedicated website of the 9th HKG.

National Security Education Day 2024

On 1 July 2015, the National Security Law of the people's Republic of China was adopted at the 15th Session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National people's Congress, and 15 April each year was designated as the National Security Education Day. The National Security Education Day aims at raising public awareness of national security, creating a positive atmosphere of safeguarding national security, enhancing the capacity to fend off national security risks, deepening public understanding of the Constitution, the Basic Law and national security, and fostering a sense of national identity. The activities of National Security Education Day on 15 April 2024 include National Security Education Day flag raising ceremony, open days of disciplined and auxiliary services, National Security Cup awards presentation ceremony of the disciplined services, opening ceremony of National Security Education Day, seminars, visits to schools by government officials for national security education activities, etc. Meanwhile, community activities in the 18 districts across the territories and different activities organised by relevant Bureaux and Departments (including Civil Service Bureau, Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Education Bureau, Environment and Ecology Bureau, and Home and Youth Affairs Bureau) are being held in support of National Security Education Day. Some of the activities are as follows: “National Security Education Day” Opening Ceremony cum SeminarVenue: Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreTime: Live stream by RTHK 32 from 10:00am on 15 April “National Security Education Day” Flag Raising CeremonyVenue:  TheHong Kong Police College, Wong Chuk HangTime: Live stream by RTHK 32 from 7:40am on 15 April Open Days of Disciplined and Auxiliary ServicesThe Security Bureau's eight disciplined services and auxiliary services will hold open days in their training schools, headquarters or divisional premises on 13 April (Sat) and 14 April (Sun) to deepen the public's understanding of the services as well as their work and achievements in safeguarding national security. Tickets are required except for open days of the Civil Aid Service and Auxiliary Medical Service. Locations of the open day:1. Hong Kong Police College, Wong Chuk Hang2. Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development, Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun3. Hong Kong Customs College, Tuen Mun4. Hong Kong Correctional Services Academy, Stanley5. Fire and Ambulance Services Academy, Tseung Kwan O6. Government Flying Service Kai Tak Division7. Civil Aid Service Headquarters, Yau Ma Tei8. Auxiliary Medical Service Headquarters, Ho Man Tin Activities Organised by 18 Districts for the “National Security Education Day” Central and Western Parent-child Carnival on National Security Education Day C&W District Seminar on National Security Education Day Eastern Eastern District National Security Sports Fun Day Kowloon City Kowloon City District National Security Education Community Promotional Scheme Kick-off Ceremony Kwun Tong Kwun Tong District National Security Carnival 2024 Southern Southern District Youth Talent Show cum Slogan Design Competition Prize Presentation Ceremony for the National Security Education Day Sham Shui Po National Security Education Day 2024 @ Sham Shui Po Wan Chai National Security Education Day cum Seminar on "Safeguarding National Security by Everyone" National Security Day Carnival Wong Tai Sin Wong Tai Sin District National Security Education Day New Sports Game Secure Our City Begins with “Me” - Mega Mosaic Block Building Event 2024 Sharing Session for “Love in Wong Tai Sin, Little National Security Teachers” Yau Tsim Mong   415 National Security Education Drama Performance National Security Education: Concepts and Practices National Security Education Day Film Sharing @ YTM 4.15 National Security Education Day 415 National Security Education Day Bus Parade 415 National Security Education Day Promotional Booth Islands Islands District National Security Variety Show 2024 Kwai Tsing Kwai Tsing District National Security Education Carnival North Flag Raising Ceremony Security Brings Prosperity: North District National Security Education Carnival Sai Kung National Security in TKO, National Security in PLK Sha Tin Sha Tin District National Security Education Day Tai Po 2024 Tai Po District National Security Education Fun Day cum Tai Po District Outstanding Police Awards Ceremony & Tai Po Youth Network Outstanding Volunteers Recognition Ceremony 2024 Tai Po District National Security Education Day - Intergenerational Activities Recognition Ceremony Tsuen Wan National Security Education Drawing Contest Tsuen Wan District National Security Education Day Variety Show cum NSE Drawing Contest Prize Presentation Ceremony Roving Exhibition on National Security Education Tuen Mun Tuen Mun District National Security Education Day 2024 - Colouring Competition and Online Quiz Competition Award Presentation Ceremony Yuen Long  “I Love Our Motherland - Song of National Security” Singing Contest and Award Ceremony   Members of the public are welcome to visit the National Security Education Day's dedicated website and the Activity overview to view the full list of events.

[HKYouth+] HYAB Launched Youth Mobile Application!

The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB) has launched the "HKYouth+" youth mobile application, providing a one-stop platform to disseminate comprehensive information about youth development programmes. Young people can make use of "HKYouth+" to explore different opportunities and activities according to their individual needs and interests. Following the first release of "HKYouth+", the HYAB will continue to produce and upload more practical learning resources and original multimedia content, and will progressively provide more information about the youth activities organised by the HYAB, the Youth Development Commission (YDC) and the 18 District Offices under the Home Affairs Department. HKYouth+'s Functions and Features "HKYouth+" is a comprehensive platform specially designed for Hong Kong youths to provide latest youth development information and activities that cover many different areas, including personal development opportunities, local hot topics, national development, arts and leisure, innovation and technology, physical and mental wellness, etc. It enables young people to explore different areas of interest and enrich themselves with various learning resources. Let's take a look of the three highlighted features: Through category or keyword searches, users can easily access the latest information and activities related to youth development anytime and anywhere After registering as a member of "HKYouth+", users can personalise their settings and receive recommended activity information that is relevant to their interests or the districts where the users reside, study or work "HKYouth+" also features a convenient registration function that allows registered users to sign up instantly for selected activities The Making of HKYouth+ The Youth Development Blueprint released by the HYAB mentioned that a youth-based mobile application would be developed. The HYAB immediately began the preparation and application development work, which included consulting the action group under the YDC, conducting questionnaire surveys and organising multiple focus groups to gather opinions from more than 1 000 young people and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. In addition, the HYAB invited over 100 young people to participate in the prototype testing of "HKYouth+" to ensure that the main functions, design, and the overall user experience of the application would cater to the needs and expectations of Hong Kong youths.  (Video in Chinese only) Download HKYouth+ Now Wish to stay ahead and discover the latest trends, access to a wide range of development opportunities and learning resources, and explore diversified activities curated specifically for the youth? Go download HKYouth+ from Apple App Store, Google Play and HUAWEI AppGallery for free now! (Support iOS and Android operating systems)  

Thematic Youth Internship Programmes to the Mainland 2024

The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau announced the launch of a new round of the Thematic Youth Internship Programmes to the Mainland to provide young people with thematic internship opportunities in cultural, nature conservation and scientific research institutions on the Mainland. Six internships will be rolled out under the new round of the Thematic Programmes, including: "Hong Kong-Macao Youth Internship Programme at Palace Museum", co-organised with the Palace Museum in Beijing "Youth Internship Programme at Wolong Region of Giant Panda National Park", co-organised with the Sichuan Provincial Administration of the Giant Panda National Park "Youth Internship Programme at Chinese Academy of Sciences", co-organised with the Chinese Academy of Sciences "Youth Internship Programme at Dunhuang", co-organised with the Dunhuang Academy "Youth Internship Programme at Shandong on Marine Sciences", co-organised with Laoshan National Laboratory at Qingdao "Youth Internship Programme at Wuyishan on Biodiversity Conservation", co-organised with the Wuyishan National Park Administration   Programmes OverviewThe internship programmes will commence from June to August this year and last for three to six weeks, providing Hong Kong youths with more than 110 thematic internship positions covering areas such as cultural heritage preservation, scientific research and technology, and ecological and environmental conservation. Through the internship, participants will gain an in-depth understanding and participate in the work of national cultural, nature conservation, and scientific research institutions, and acquire unique work experience by undertaking various training and research projects under the guidance of experts. Apart from internships, the co-organisers will also provide training, field trips and other cultural exchange activities for participants, thereby deepening their understanding of the local culture and industry developments. EligibilityApplicants should be local full-time post-secondary students (including sub-degree, undergraduate and post-graduate students) aged between 18 and 30, and holding a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or a Hong Kong Identity Card. Please visit the website of the Youth Development Commission for programmes information and application details.

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[#JobBeacon] ESG Consultants

What is Corporate Sustainability? In recent years, both small-and-medium-sized enterprises and large companies must have mentioned ESG. What exactly is ESG? Why is it so popular across different industries and sectors? ESG is a non-financial indicator of corporate operations, which assesses a company's overall performance in terms of environmental protection (E, Environment), social responsibility (S, Social) and corporate governance (G, Governance). Each ESG area might involve multiple aspects. For example, under social responsibility, a company should not only consider its external relations with the community, but also taking employees’ rights, as well as health and safety into their business considerations. In addition to companies’ internal assessment, ESG can also serve as a tool to evaluate business partners, including analysis of their potential growth and any long-term business opportunities arising from the collaboration. Nowadays, financial statements are no longer the only key to assess a company. It is also necessary to understand the company's ESG performance. If you are a corporate representative, it is even more important for you to perform well in various ESG aspects, otherwise you might miss out important business partnership! For those of you who are ready to join the job market, having an early understanding of ESG concepts might help you better understand the business directions and latest development of the organisations which you are going to apply for, so as to increase your competiveness in job interviews and possibly in your future career too!   ESG Talent Given the world's growing concern and rising demand on ESG, companies around the world are urging for ESG talents, with ESG consultant becoming one of the key experts in promoting corporate sustainability. Being an ESG consultant is not just about collecting ESG data and writing reports but also requires a good understanding of the business nature and unique culture of the company.  The consultant might also need to analyse the company from a macro perspective, formulate a long-term ESG strategy plan, and at the same time raise the company's ESG rating as much as possible in order to ensure the sustainable development of the company. On the other hand, ESG consultants need to pay attention to the world’s fast-changing trends while deriving business plans which could also be beneficial to the world, with a view to leading the company to step forward and achieve new milestones. These are the important values that ESG consultants could bring to the companies.   Career Path Planning - ESG Consultant If you want to become an ESG consultant or pursuing a career related to sustainable development, apart from environmental protection-related qualifications, having a background in arts, science or business could also be beneficial to your career in some sense.  Most importantly, you need to be willing to learn new things across various disciplines! As a newbie in the job market, if you are interested in ESG-related positions, you may wish to enroll in some relevant training courses to learn more about the related knowledge and give yourself another career option!   Courses from related to Sustainable Development Course Provider Course Learning Mode QF Level The University of Hong Kong Certificate in Sustainable Communities Part-time QF Level 3 Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development Certificate in Sustainable Development Planning (Elementary) Part-time QF Level 3 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Green Finance Full-time QF Level 5 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development Full-time QF Level 5 Lingnan University Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Honours) in Global Development and Sustainability Full-time QF Level 5 Vocational Training Council Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Green Engineering and Sustainability Full-timePart-time QF Level 5 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Building Services Engineering and Sustainable Development Full-time QF Level 5 The University of Hong Kong Certificate for Module (Sustainability Professionals) Part-time QF Level 6 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Master of Science in Global Environmental Management for Sustainable Development Full-timePart-time QF Level 6 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Master of Science in Energy and Environmental Sustainability Full-timePart-time QF Level 6 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Postgraduate Certificate in Energy and Environmental Sustainability (Energy Management and Audits) Part-time QF Level 6 Hong Kong Metropolitan University Postgraduate Certificate in Energy and Environmental Sustainability (Cleaner Production and Green Technology) Part-time QF Level 6 The Education University of Hong Kong Master of Arts in Education for Sustainability Programme Full-timePart-time QF Level 6 The Education University of Hong Kong Certificate in Professional Development Programme for Teachers of Liberal Studies and Science on Environmental Sustainable Development Part-time QF Level 6 Lingnan University Master of Cities and Governance (Environment and Sustainability) Full-timePart-time QF Level 6 *Source:   Other Useful Links Magazine: The Rise of ESG Related career information on Related career information on the Life Planning Information website of the Education Bureau Sustainable Finance Internship Platform Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme ESG and Green Finance on Carbon Neutral @HK webpage of the Environment and Ecology Bureau  

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