Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017:
Let’s Make the World a Better Place

“Global Youth Leaders Summit 2017: Let's Make the World a Better Place” is one of its kind international youth leader conference held on 28-29 June 2017, organised by the Global Youth Leadership Institute of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Under the theme of “Let’s Make the World a Better Place”, the Summit featured an insightful lecture on “Creating IN and OUT Values Through Entrepreneurial Innovations” by Professor Hau L. Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology of Stanford Graduate School of Business. As a leading expert in global supply chains, Professor Lee expounded in the lecture on how values created through entrepreneurial innovations can be a powerful means to support economic development in developing economies.

The Summit is a ground-breaking student leader international conference, bringing together student leaders worldwide to debate and discuss how our young leaders, inspired by the spirit of social entrepreneurship, can make a difference in the world. The diversity of student presenters from 22 universities in 13 countries made the event truly mind-opening for all student leaders with exciting ideas and projects of community engagement for addressing some of the world’s grand challenges. The event covered 350 audience on 28 June 2017.

The organization of the Summit is emblematic of the efforts of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in nurturing student leadership and the value placed by PolyU on global youth leadership education. Rooted in the value, the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI), the organizer of the Summit, has been established at PolyU. The Institute is underpinned by a SERVE model of leadership philosophy, comprised of five elements: Social responsibility, Excellence, Reflection, Vision, and Ethics.

 

The Summit featured:

  • Social Entrepreneurship Keynote Lecture by Professor Hau Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology of Stanford Graduate School of Business. A leading expert in global supply chains, Professor Lee will expound in the lecture on how values created through entrepreneurial innovations can be a powerful means to support economic development in developing economies.

  • Student Leader Presentations on social entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation, and sustainable cities and communities.

  • Visit to Social Enterprises to gain hands-on insights on social entrepreneurship.

  • Roundtable Discussion to chart the future of young leaders from across the world coming together to make positive social change.


Summit Photos (click here)



Summit Booklet

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Summit Videos



Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Morning Session (Hotel ICON, Hunghom)
 
 
 
Time Programme Content / Abstract
09:00 Opening Speech
Prof Angelina Yuen, Vice-President (Student and Global Affairs)
and Director of Global Youth Leadership Institute,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
09:10 Creating IN and OUT Values Through Entrepreneurial Innovations
Prof Hau Lee, the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University




 
 
 
Time Programme Content / Abstract
10:50 Launch Ceremony of the Global Youth Leadership Institute
  • Congratulatory Speech by Prof Timothy W. Tong
    President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Remarks by Prof Daniel Shek, Associate Vice-President and
    Associate Director of Global Youth Leadership Institute,
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11:20 WEDO Global
Eva Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

11:50 Restart Network - The World's First Crowdsourced Technology School
Frederick Rustler and Adam Shpilt
(Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
12:05 Closing the Gap: Exposing Young Academic to Social Entrepreneurship
Louis Wouters (KU Leuven, Belgium) and
Julie Desmet (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)



Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Afternoon Session (3/F JC Innovation Tower, PolyU)
Parallel Sessions: Poverty Alleviation

Time Programme Content / Abstract Video
14:00 --
14:50
From Children to Older People:
Promotion of Social Sustainability across Generations

Shoshi Shiran Tzur (Haifa Uniersity, Israel)
An Educational Blog in Albania
Sara Shiku (University of Westminster, UK)
Building Workforce to Spread STEM &
Health Education in Low Income Communities

Ayush Kumar (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
1450 --
1550
Spendennavi - "Navigation System for Donations"
Sven Opgenorth (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Make A Change Africa Scholarship Initiative
Lucy Huang and Jenny Li (University of Calgary, Canada)
The Urban Refuge
Jessica Heron and Alana O’Neill (Monash University, Australia)
Connect Beyond Dream
Faith Lau (The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uniersity, Hong Kong)
16:10 --
17:00
PKU - NTU - YNU Social Service Project
Ang Li and Asilayi Bahetibieke (Peking University, China)
Social Programs in the University of São Paulo:
Students' View Point

Felipe Yukio Tomanari (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Education and Poverty Alleviation
Chenjie Huang and Guanshi Wang (Sichuan University, China)



Parallel Sessions: Sustainable Community

Time Programme Content / Abstract Video
14:00 --
14:50
A sustainable energy strategy for rural communities in Tanzania
Emma Bewley and Jessica Quigley (Imperial College London, UK)
Project Nepal
Haeyang Kim and Sanghoon Lee (Imperial College London, UK)
Project Sisonke
Fanelesbonge Khuzwayo (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
1450 --
1550
Metronome - Reducing Food Wastage through Innovation
Ronan Hand and Shane Brennan (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
The Urban Yield
Dylan Sheppard and David Chapman
(Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
WindChill: A Food Preservation Unit
Jorge Zapote Castilla and Vanorio Victor (University of Calgary, Canada)
16:10 --
17:00
Community Innovation Hub - Mamelodi Arts & Culture Forum
Sonwabile Sigenu (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Innovation for Sustainability in Rural SMEs
Allan Ssembajjwe and Emily Carris (University of Manchester, UK)
My Hikari | Japan Tourism
Vera Paola Reyes and Hikaru Shoda (Kyoto University, Japan)