Sports have always been integral to human society, bringing people together and promoting physical and mental well-being. However, despite sports’ numerous benefits, many individuals and communities face barriers preventing participation. These barriers may include a lack of resources, social exclusion, discrimination, and disabilities.

This webinar will explore ways to promote sports and physical activity for community members of all abilities and backgrounds. The speakers will discuss strategies aimed at increasing access to sports for underserved populations, including those with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN) and individuals from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The webinar will also cover examples of adapted sports programs, community partnerships, and innovative methods of providing training and resources. Moreover, the speakers will highlight the physical and mental health benefits of sports participation for individuals and communities.

Date: 19 April 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (HKT) | Convert to your time zone
Venue: Online via Zoom (link will be provided upon registration)
Language: English
Ms Catherine CARTY, UNESCO Chair Project Manager, ‘Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness’
Ms Judy KONG, Chief Executive, InspiringHK Sports Foundation
Ms Annie WONG, Chief Curriculum Development Officer (Physical Education), Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
Professor Cindy SIT, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, CUHK
Professor Gary CHUNG, Research Assistant Professor, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK

Free admission, all are welcome.

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Webinar: ‘Sports for All: Building a Healthy and Inclusive Community’ is co-organised by CUHK Department of Sports Science and Physical Education (SSPE), CUHK Institute of Health Equity (IHE), CUHK Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO), CUHK Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Office (SRSDO) and the Hong Kong chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong).

This webinar echoes the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April.


Ms Catherine CARTY, the UNESCO Chair Project Manager, has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of disability, education, participation, social change, and social transformations. She is dedicated to promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in sports, and her work intersects with education and health agendas. Ms Carty is also committed to advancing the specific policy areas of the Kazan Action Plan that focus on disability inclusion.
Ms Judy KONG is a founding member and Chief Executive of InspiringHK Sports Foundation, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong that advocates sports for development and empowers youths through sports. She has extensive experience working with charities in Hong Kong and China, which includes in-house community initiatives and grant-making management for Burberry in the Asia Pacific region. Judy holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Hong Kong and a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Oxford. She has also served as a member of several government committees, including the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee and Task Group on Promotion of Physical Activities.
Ms Annie WONG is the Chief Curriculum Development Officer (Physical Education) of Curriculum Development Institute in the Education Bureau. She is a seasoned education and accreditation professional, having started her career in Physical Education teaching in secondary schools and post-secondary institutes, followed by sports administration and accreditation development for sports coaches in Hong Kong. Since joining the Education Bureau in 2009, she has held a broad spectrum of posts encompassing quality assurance, liaison and compliance, curriculum development, and school professional support.

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