how social and well-being is protected under the shield of public administration: the case of social innovation and entrepreneurship development fund (sie fund) and its implication for future public administrators
Dr. Vincent Wong (University of Hong Kong)
Hong Kong is a highly globalized city where the problems of ageing population, state protectionism and competitive outward-oriented economy have shaped the its competitive edge as well as societal bombs affecting the governance of the city. More specifically, the problems of income and wealth concentration, poverty and equality, social mobility, and minimum wages have all been major challenges to the well-being of Hong Kong citizens.
In this presentation, it will examine how public administrators in future can learn from the conceptual framework of “Sustainable Public Administrators” from the case of social Enterprises SIE Fund in Hong Kong and draw on implications of their future core values in public administration:
1) Enhancing of Social Equality Serve as a catalyst for social innovation in Hong Kong to enhance social equality
2) Protecting Well-being Connects the community with different sectors, including businesses, NGOs, academics and philanthropies to create social impact for well-being of the society through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion
3) Supporting Sustainability Provides visionary individuals and organizations with diverse resources in support of research, capacity building and the entire life cycle of innovative ventures, from idea incubation and seed funding to implementation and eventual scale-up
4) Promoting Social Inclusion Meets undeserved needs, unleashing under-utilized talents, promoting social inclusion, as well as enhancing the well-being and cohesion of the society.
THEME A: SOCIAL EQUITY AND WELL-BEING
income and wealth distribution; poverty and equality; redistribution policies; social services and protection; inclusive governance; etc.