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Arlington, Va., February 14, 2017 — Today, Conservation International (CI) announced a new, multimillion-dollar fellowship initiative that joins world leaders with some of the most innovative minds in conservation. Named after its founders, CI Board members Dr. Yvonne L.K. Lui and Melani and Rob Walton, the 2017 Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship program recognizes 15 Fellows from 11 countries with diverse backgrounds — from world leaders to first-in-class scientists and conservationists — all dedicated to saving nature and building a healthier, more productive planet.

LATEST WORKS

In 2016, CI invited three world leaders, Christiana Figueres, H.E. Anote Tong and H.E. Olafur Grimsson, to serve as Lui Walton Distinguished Fellows to help ……

As the inaugural Lui Walton Fellows, a “dream team” of world leaders and innovators dedicated to solving environmental challenges worldwide, near the end of their two-year programme …

OUR FRAMEWORK

The Yvonne L. K. Lui Trust focuses on science and its transmission through education. Supporting initiatives in these fields can make the biggest difference to the lives of Hong Kong’s people and our planet.

SCIENCE

Hong Kongers and humanity’s future are dependent on the health of the planet. We see the importance of supporting scientists and informing and educating the public about Conservation. We also support the greatest minds and programmes in the Hong Kong healthcare sector to provide the best medical expertise to the less fortunate amongst us.

EDUCATION

Knowledge is wealth: it alleviates poverty and has the potential to transform the world as we know it. Education, be it traditional, or creative, provides individuals with hope and opportunities. A community’s success is based on its knowledge-sharing.

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CONSERVATION

Humanity’s future is dependent on the health of our planet and sustainability of its resources.

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PUBLIC HEALTH

Ensuring people have access to basic healthcare and sanitation means people lead healthier, longer, and happier lives.

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EDUCATION

Once these needs are met, education becomes a critical area for individuals and communities. Education enables us to share knowledge as a society and advance our understanding in new fields.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Beyond education, art and culture initiatives unite people of different languages, cultures and nationalities. Art holds up a mirror to humanity and can be a catalyst for tremendous change.

OUR FRAMEWORK

The Yvonne L. K. Lui Trust focuses on science and its transmission through education. Supporting initiatives in these fields can make the biggest difference to the lives of Hong Kong’s people and our planet.

SCIENCE

Hong Kongers and humanity’s future are dependent on the health of the planet. We see the importance of supporting scientists and informing and educating the public about Conservation. We also support the greatest minds and programmes in the Hong Kong healthcare sector to provide the best medical expertise to the less fortunate amongst us.

EDUCATION

Knowledge is wealth: it alleviates poverty and has the potential to transform the world as we know it. Education, be it traditional, or creative, provides individuals with hope and opportunities. A community’s success is based on its knowledge-sharing.

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