Daily Archives: October 29, 2013

GIN852 Conference

Posted by Peter MUIR

Hong Kong will be having its very own GIN conference next March.

GIN (Global Issues Network) composes of compassionate students who endeavor to address different global issues in their community.  The issues targeted are those indicated by JF Rischard (former vice president of the World Bank) in his book High Noon- 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them.  In his book, Rischard proposed that the only solution to prevent the many imminent global disasters is the formation of a solid network of local groups, working together to solve global issues.  This inspired the birth of GIN.

GIN852 logoGIN852, the Hong Kong local GIN group, will host the GIN852 Conference at International Christian School March 1st-2nd 2014.    GIN852 is a conference for schools to join together and focus on solving local issues and DC is looking for students to represent us at this event.

The GIN852 conference aims to achieve the following goals: To provide a basis for inter-school collaboration in solving local Hong Kong issues; and to encourage long-term course of actions to combat urgent problems in Hong Kong.  Conference activities include action groups, keynote speakers, a film festival, simulations, and a school exchange fair.  Students who attend will both an audience and also involved in presenting to other students.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Sustainable Planning, Immediate Action.”

This event will be open to students in Years 10-12.  The cost for each student and supervisor is HK$250, which includes conference materials, and food.  To sign up – click here