The Problem 

Despite making up 4% of Hong Kong’s population (excluding domestic helpers) and their significant cultural and economic contributions, The Zubin Foundation found that ethnic minority residents were significantly underrepresented in the Government’s Advisory Bodies (ASBs). In fact, according to our study in 2020, only 1.9% of the ASB positions were held by ethnic minorities. This meant that voices from an important and growing constituency were not adequately reflected  — or even heard — in government policymaking.

Our Work
The Diversity List is a directory by The Zubin Foundation presented to the Hong Kong SAR Government. It contains a list of high-calibre ethnic minorities who have demonstrated talent and commitment to serve on government ASBs. Below are all the diversity lists we have launched so far:

  1. Diversity List 2024
  2. Diversity List 2020: Women’s Voice
  3. Diversity List 2019: Youth to Watch
  4. Diversity List 2018: Community Connectors & Youth to Watch
  5. Diversity List 2017: Community Connectors
  6. Diversity List 2016: Race of Opportunity

Our Impact 

Across five Diversity Lists, 2016 to 2020, The Zubin Foundation has put forward 122 individuals. Since 2016, 33 of them have been appointed to 73 HKSAR Government’s Advisory and Statutory Body positions. This represents a selection rate of 27%.

Our Sponsors

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