Dr. Fan Ning
Dr. Fan Ning graduated from the University of Hong Kong. He is now an Associate Consultant of the Surgical Department, Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at CUHK, mentor of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care at CUHK, and Elite Mentor of the MBA program at CUHK.
Dr. Fan has saved people’s lives while risking his own. He has worked to provide humanitarian aid in war-torn and disaster-ridden areas, as a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Red Cross. He has travelled to Kenya, Sri Lanka, Sichuan in China, Gaza, Haiti and Libya. Dr. Fan was the first Hong Kong doctor who went to the Gaza Front and to war-torn Libya, to provide humanitarian aid. He was also the President of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Hong Kong Office) from 2008 to 2013.
In recent years, Dr. Fan actively promotes an environmentally friendly life. He believes that wars and natural disasters exist partly because of uneven resource distribution. We are living in a developed country. Our over-consumption indirectly encourages big businesses to seize the natural resources of developing countries, triggering conflicts and fueling wars. In addition, humans have been over-exploiting natural resources for years, resulting in many variants of natural disasters which affect people’s well-being. He believes that we need to tackle the problems of natural and man-made disasters at their roots. In this effort, every Hong Kong citizen can play a significant role.
Dr. Fan has received the Hong Kong Humanity Award from the Hong Kong Red Cross and RTHK in 2009, and the Eco Star Award in 2014.
Dr. Chan Cheong Wai, Stephen
Dr. Chan Cheong Wai, Stephen graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is now the Associate Consultant in Paediatrics and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan has been serving children and youths in Sham Shui Po District for more than 20 years. He is deeply aware of the disparity between the rich and the poor, and the uneven distribution of social resources. In recent years, Dr. Chan has also actively participated in promoting children’s palliative service development in Hong Kong. He has also served as the chairman of The Hong Kong Society of Children’s Palliative Care. He hopes to go beyond the community, connecting different stakeholders, promoting children’s palliative service jointly, making the service an indispensable part of the medical system.
Mr. Chung Chi Keung
Mr. Chung Chi Keung is a senior business executive who has served in well-known multinational companies both in the Asia Pacific region and the global market. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s in Anthropology from the Chinese University. He is a commentator on current affairs, actively participating in the promotion of public policy research, especially concerning public health, elderly support, land use and development and environmental protection.
Dr. Ko Wing Yin, Albert
Current Director of the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative, Lingnan University, and Director of the Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University.
Dr. Ko Wing Yin, Albert received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He has a Master’s in Engineering Education and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Pittsburg State University. He specialized in researching disaster rescue robots and artificial intelligence systems. After graduation, he worked for private organizations in Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong. In 2000, he started participating in humanitarian engineering and was the first Hong Kong engineer to join Medecins Sans Frontieres’ field missions. He volunteered in South Sudan during the civil war, Uzbekistan during 9/11, Indonesia during the South Asia Tsunami, Pakistan during the Kashmir earthquake, and Sichuan during the Wenchuan earthquake. Dr. Ko has rich experience in international rescue, has served as a board member for MSF, and established the course “Emergency Rescue Engineering” for The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He had been the Director of Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, Manager of the Student Development Project and Deputy Master of Residential College for the University of Hong Kong. At the same time, he taught the course “Design for the Developing World” for the Department of Engineering.
In 2006, Dr. Ko even planned and biked alone across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. He took a month to travel 2,000 km and raised more than $200,000 for the MSF’s humanitarian work.
In 2007, Dr. Ko received the award “Top Outstanding Young Persons Award” from the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong. In 2008, He gained the “Young Engineer of the Year Award Grand Prize” from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and the “Hong Kong Outstanding Volunteer Award” from the Hong Kong Agency for Volunteer Services. In 2010, he received the “Hong Kong Humanity Award” from Hong Kong Red Cross, and the “Benevolent Award” from the Hong Kong and Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund. He also received the “Global Fervent for Love of Lives”, which was awarded by Taiwan’s Vice President.