IACD has members across the East Asia Region. However our membership numbers whilst growing have fluctuated in recent years and we are very keen to build up our presence across the region. Our East Asia Board member and Director is  Kwok-kin Fung is based in Hong Kong, China (kkfung@hkbu.edu.hk) and works across the region as a community development educator and adviser. The second East Asia Board place is vacant and we would be pleased to receive nominations to become a Board member and Director from any fully paid up IACD member in East Asia.

Over the last year, IACD East Asia Director Kwok Kin Fung has delivered talks on globalization and community development in cities across China. KK has also been raising awareness of  sustainable community development and community development policies. He has introduced the IACD to several hundred university teachers, social workers in community work settings,  students and government officials. The cities covered include Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province), Suzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan and Shenzhen (Guangzhou Province) and Hong Kong. This profile raising work has also included gathering together articles for the recent East Asian Special Issue of our magazine Practice Insights. You can find out more about IACD in East Asia from KK kkfung@hkbu.edu.hk

  

 

If you are interested in putting your name forward or in nominating another East Asian member, please contact KK directly and he will explain the nomination process and tell you more about IACD’s work generally and plans to expand our membership across the region.

 

KK Fung and IACD Past President, Gary Craig, have also edited a Special East Asia Issue of the Community Development Journal, published in January 2017 and available from CDJ. This includes articles on

Editorial

 We are VERY keen to hear about community development type work in East Asia and to share this globally. So if you are already an IACD East Asia member, or wish to join the association and would like to share your work internationally on our website or through IACD’s magazine Practice Insights, please contact KK (kkfung@hkbu.edu.hk)

IACD’s Director in the Region:

 

Kwok Kin Fung

(East Asia)

Dr. Fung is Regional Director – Asia. He is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University. At present, his teaching and research work is on areas of community development, social policy, globalization and social welfare, and child poverty. In addition, he has also been actively involved in community development projects in Hong Kong including offering consultancy services and training to community development services and social workers in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Kwok Kin chairs the Publications Committee.