Guest Speaker Talk Series – Networked Intelligence – Crowdsourcing Food Rescue by Dr Daisy Tam (16 January 2020)

The Wu Jieh Yee Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WUCIE) and the Hong Kong Macau International Exchange Program Alumni Association successfully organized a Guest Speaker Talk presented by Dr Daisy Tam.

During the talk, Dr Tam shared her social enterprise development experience and insights about crowdsourcing food rescue. We were also honored to have representatives of Ever Green Association to share the benefits and obstacles in collecting Second Best Food in real-life community.

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Details of the talk were as follows:

Topic:  Networked Intelligence – Crowdsourcing Food Rescue

Date: 16 January 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Venue: D203, 2/F, Block D, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hang Shin Link, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Language: English

About the Speaker: Dr Daisy Tam

Dr Daisy Tam is the Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Urban Risk Lab in 2018. She is an Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she teaches and does research on food systems and practices with a particular focus on urban food security. She is also the founder of Breadline @ HK FoodWorks.

About the Topic: Networked Intelligence – Crowdsourcing Food Rescue

Like many cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong’s urban food system is unsustainable – it spends 4.4% of its GDP to import over 90% of the food it consumes and disposes 3648 tonnes of it a day into landfills, while 1.3 million people face food insecurity. Tackling the logistical challenge of food rescue contributes positively to waste reduction and poverty alleviation and increases community resilience. Hong Kong Foodworks is a website dedicated to the discussion of Hong Kong’s Food System which provides open source resources for researchers and practitioners in food of all levels. Hong Kong Foodworks is Dr. Daisy Tam’s current research which investigates the potential of a networked approach to crowdsourcing food rescue in urban environments.  In the talk, Dr. Tam will cover the design aspects of the platform, theoretical implications of collective intelligence, and insights drawn from the urban food system in Hong Kong.

About Hong Kong Macau International Exchange Program Alumni Association

The Hong Kong Macau International Exchange Program Alumni Association is an NGO set up in 2014. Members of this alumni association are grantees of different exchange programs funded by the Department of State of the United States, including Fulbright Program, International Visitor Leadership Program and many others. They are leaders and professionals of different sectors from education, media, government, economic to politics.

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