Speaker: John SAYER
Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong
Topic: China’s unsung heroes
Oxfam Hong Kong routinely works with farmers, villagers and migrant workers on rural development and job-training programmes. In a recent book, China Voices, the NGO profiled various groups and individuals whose daily struggles rarely attract international media attention. Collectively, however, these efforts by marginalised people to improve their lives represent an important aspect of China’s development process. John SAYER, Director General of Oxfam Hong Kong, will survey some of the grassroots initiatives that are transforming lives.
John SAYER joined Oxfam Hong Kong as Program Director and later became Executive Director, working on relief and development in Asia and Africa. In 2001 he moved to Oxford to take up the post of Executive Director of Oxfam International for an interim period. His subsequent role involved consultancy for Oxfam on relations between NGOs and the private sector. In 2004 he became Director of Africa Now, an Oxford-based development agency working on market-based solutions for small-scale producers in Africa. In 2006 he rejoined Oxfam Hong Kong as Director General.
Speaker: John SAYER,Director General
Oxfam Hong Kong,