Applications now open for Intercultural Innovation Hub.

Search begins for projects promoting an integrative and diverse society.


Munich/New York – WEBWIRE



Since 2011, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group have been working with managers and organisations from around the world to overcome intercultural challenges through social innovations. With the new Intercultural Innovation Hub, both partners aim to bring nations and cultures together, strengthen organisations and promote and expand intercultural innovation projects. Initiatives committed to diversity, integration and social inclusion now have the opportunity to become part of the hub and benefit from its comprehensive support.


Leveraging impact through participation


The Intercultural Innovation Hub will focus on supporting projects to promote gender equality, counter violent extremism, hatred and prejudice and advocate for social cohesion and diversity through the arts, culture and sports. Participating organisations benefit from:


Financial support for sustainable growth: To leverage the social impact of the projects selected, up to ten finalists will each receive up to USD 20,000 to make their initiative sustainable.


One-year capacity-building programme: In partnership with Accenture, the UNAOC and the BMW Group will support participants by providing a series of workshops over the course of a year to enable them to build on their individual capabilities.


Membership of the network of Intercultural Leaders: The participating organisations will have the opportunity to be part of a global network of changemakers active in the fields of social integration and diversity.


Apply now and become a changemaker


Interested organisations have until Friday, 2 December 2022, 5:00 p.m.   (EST) to submit their applications at www.interculturalinnovation.org.


If you have any questions, please contact:


BMW Group Corporate Communications


Milena Pighi, Communications Human Resources, Working Environment, Real Estate, Corporate Citizenship


Spokesperson Corporate Citizenship


Email: milena.pa.pighi@bmw.de, Telephone: +49-89-382-66563


Bernd Eckstein, head of Communications Human Resources,


Working Environment, Real Estate, Corporate Citizenship


Email: Bernd.Eckstein@bmw.de, Telephone: +49-89-382-59490


Media website: www.press.bmwgroup.com


Email: presse@bmwgroup.com


The BMW Group


With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.


In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2021 was € 16.1 billion on revenues amounting to € 111.2 billion. As of 31 December 2021, the BMW Group had a workforce of 118,909 employees.


The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set its course for the future early on and is making sustainability and resource efficiency the focus of the company’s strategic direction – from the supply chain, through production, to the end of the use phase, for all its products.


http://www.bmwgroup.com


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup


Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupView


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/


United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is an initiative of the UN Secretary-General, which aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.


UNAOC was established in 2005, at the initiative of the Governments of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the United Nations. In January 2019, H.E. Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos assumed the position of High Representative for UNAOC, succeeding H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, who succeeded H.E. Mr. Jorge Sampaio.


UNAOC maintains a global network of partners, including states, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector, to improve cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities.


Website: https://www.unaoc.org


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unaoc.org


Twitter: https://twitter.com/unaoc


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unaoc/


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/unaocvideos


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unaoc/

Hong Kong – Applications for 2023 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination to open

Applications for 2023 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination to open

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The following is issued on behalf of the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong:



     The Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board of the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong today (September 9) announced that applications for the 2023 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination will open on September 23, 2022. 



     Applicants who are non-listed Chinese medicine practitioners taking the Licensing Examination for the first time should submit their applications by October 31, 2022. Listed Chinese medicine practitioners or repeaters who wish to undertake the 2023 Licensing Examination should submit their enrolments from November 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023.



     The 2023 Licensing Examination consists of a Part I Written Examination and a Part II Clinical Examination. The written examination will be held in June 2023, while the clinical examination will be held from the end of July to mid-August 2023.



     According to the Chinese Medicine Ordinance (Cap. 549), any person who wishes to apply for registration as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner must first undertake and pass the Licensing Examination. Other than listed Chinese medicine practitioners who are required by the Board to undertake the Licensing Examination, a person is eligible to undertake the Licensing Examination if the applicant has satisfactorily completed an undergraduate degree course of training in Chinese medicine practice or its equivalent as approved by the Board. 



     The undergraduate degree courses of training in Chinese medicine practice of no less than five years’ duration offered by the universities and Chinese medicine institutes stated in Table 1 of the “Candidates’ Handbook for the 2023 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination” are recognised by the Board. Other than clinical internship and clinical practice, the course must be fully conducted in the university/institute awarding the bachelor degree in Chinese medicine.



     The “Candidates’ Handbook for the 2023 Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination”, the application form and the enrolment form are available at the Council’s Secretariat at Room 2201, 22/F Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; the Chinese Medicine Regulatory Office of the Department of Health, and the Home Affairs Enquiry Centres. They can also be downloaded from the Council’s homepage (www.cmchk.org.hk).

Hong Kong – Applications invited for operating green minibus routes

Applications invited for operating green minibus routes

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     The Transport Department (TD) published a Gazette notice today (August 5) to invite applications for passenger service licences for the operation of four packages of public light bus (scheduled) routes (green minibus routes) covering six routes in total in the New Territories.



     The four packages are:



Package 1: Chi Fuk Circuit to Luen Wo Hui (Circular); and

                 Ma Sik Road to Fanling Station (Circular)

 

Package 2: Tai Po (Fu Tip Estate) to Tai Po (Kwong Fuk Road) (Circular)

 

Package 3: Between Anderson Road Quarry Development Area and Sheung Tak Public Transport Terminus; and

                 Anderson Road Quarry Development Area to Yau Tong (Circular)

 

Package 4: Pak Shing Kok to Tseung Kwan O Station (Circular).

 

     Application forms are obtainable free of charge from the following offices:

 

(1) TD New Territories Regional Office, 7/F, Mongkok Government Offices, 30 Luen Wan Street, Kowloon;

(2) TD Public Light Bus Section, 11/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon;

(3) TD Urban Regional Office (Hong Kong), 37/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; and

(4) TD Hong Kong Licensing Office, 3/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong.



     Applicants should refer to the details of the public light bus (scheduled) routes and “Guidance Notes for Applicants” attached in the application form when completing the application form.



     Completed application forms and supporting documents (one original and seven legible photocopies) must be submitted in a plain white envelope sealed and marked on the outside of the envelope with “Application for Passenger Service Licence(s) in Respect of the Packages of Public Light Bus (Scheduled) Routes Gazetted in August 2022” and placed in the TD Tender Box located at the reception counter of the TD Headquarters at 10/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, before noon on September 30, 2022 (Friday). Applications by any other means or submitted late will not be considered.

Hong Kong – Applications for Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies 2023/24

Applications for Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies 2023/24

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The following is issued on behalf of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council:

 

     The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council reminded interested applicants today (August 1) that its Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies (including the award for students with disabilities) for the academic year 2023/24 have been accepting applications since July 4. The closing date for all applications is September 9, 2022.

 

     The fellowships and scholarships aim at encouraging outstanding students to pursue further studies in reputable institutions overseas. Successful candidates for the awards are expected to have a strong sense of commitment to Hong Kong and be ready to contribute significantly to the community upon graduation.

 

     The fellowships are for studies leading to postgraduate degrees either by research or by coursework; the scholarships are for studies leading to undergraduate degrees.

 

     The applicants will be responsible for fulfilling all application procedures and admission requirements of the academic institutions of their choice.

 

     The maximum value of a fellowship is HK$300,000 per year, tenable for up to three years for a doctoral degree or two years for a master’s degree. The maximum value of a scholarship is HK$280,000 per year, tenable for up to three years.

 

     Information notes are available on the website of the Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/forms/form.htm. Applications have to be completed and submitted online through the GovHK website at eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/sfo031/en/. For details, please visit the website of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/seymf/en/whatwedo/index.htm.

 

     For enquiries, please call (852) 2150 6097 or (852) 2150 6110.

 

     Short-listed applicants of Fellowships and Scholarships for Overseas Studies will be invited to attend interviews in Hong Kong. The first round of interviews is scheduled for January 2023. If found suitable, applicants will be invited for a final interview to be held around February/March 2023. Applicants short-listed for the Overseas Fellowship/Scholarship for Disabled Students will be invited to attend one round of interview in Hong Kong around February/March 2023.

Hong Kong – Applications for funding from Elder Academy Development Foundation invited

Applications for funding from Elder Academy Development Foundation invited

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     The Committee on Elder Academy Development Foundation (EADF) is inviting a new round of funding applications from school-sponsoring bodies of primary and secondary schools as well as post-secondary institutions interested in setting up elder academies (EAs), and organisations interested in organising activities that encourage elderly learning and inter-generational harmony. Applications should reach the secretariat of the Committee on EADF by May 31.



     The Elder Academy Scheme aims to promote continuous learning for elderly people, active ageing and inter-generational harmony. The EADF mainly provides funding for primary and secondary schools as well as post-secondary institutions to set up EAs to provide learning opportunities in a school setting for the elderly. Funding is also provided for activities that encourage elderly learning and inter-generational harmony.



     Each approved EA in a primary or secondary school will be provided with funding of up to $122,000 for implementing a three-year programme. EAs which completed the first three-year programme may apply for funding of up to $60,000 for running a two-year programme.



     As regards applications for organising EA courses in post-secondary institutions or other applications, the Committee on EADF will assess and decide the funding amount according to the merits of individual proposals.



     Details of the funding applications may be downloaded from the website of the EA Scheme (www.elderacademy.org.hk). For enquiries, please contact the secretariat of the Committee on EADF (3655 5861/3655 5007).