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PolyU Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Peking University

13 – 18 July 2019

Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019: Transforming VISION into ACTION through SOCIAL INNOVATION” was held from 13 to 18 July 2019 by PolyU’s Global Youth Leadership and Service-learning Institute. Over 100 participants from 41 universities and 27 different countries /regions across the globe joined to exchange their ideas about the social issues, and what their actions mean in the critical position of transforming the world to a better place. The Summit provided students with distinguished keynote lectures, workshops on design thinking, local site visits. The students came up with innovative project ideas based on the three sub-themes: Poverty Alleviation, Sustainable Communities and Quality Education for All. Their ideas were presented in Global Youth Leaders Competition. The Summit also opened up opportunities for these ideas to be developed and actualised with the support from the Seed Foundation, who gave generous support in helping students implement and actualise their entrepreneurships.