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Action for Impact - Workshops

The summit will involve two sessions of interactive and engaging workshops, held by Hong Kong's leading NGOs and student-led groups. Join them in engaging activities, debates and simulations to learn more about how they take Action for Impact! 

Workshop Session 1 - NGOs


Grassroots Initiatives

Peggy Chan and Joel Thomas

Since the inception of Grassroots Pantry in 2012, Peggy established her restaurant as a training ground for young F&B professionals ready and willing to challenge conventional foodservice operations. The award-winning plant-based restaurant was recognised by the UNSDG ESCAP in 2019 as a best practice case study and achieved the HK Awards for Environmental Excellence in the Service Industry. An authority on food sustainability in Asia and a CISL* CPD certified professional in Net Zero strategies, Peggy developed the Grassroots Initiatives Consultancy to assist food service professionals in their transition towards best practices that meets both human and planetary health goals.

Joel is a hospitality industry veteran with over 25 years experience in front of house operations. He joined Grassroots in the spring of 2018 as Operations Manager and since then, his role includes developing and implementing training systems for both front and back-of-house as well as providing operational advice for clients. Joel is an accredited Food Waste Consultant and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts & Health Science, majoring in Health Promotion & International Relations & Sustainability from Deakin University, as well as a Bachelor of Business majoring in People and Organisation.

Africa Center HK


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