Data-driven
civic engagement


We incubate projects that bring together data and transparency to expand and improve the civic space in Hong Kong.

Our Mission

CivicSight is a ‘think-and-do’ tank that improves governance and supports the Hong Kong public in shaping their future. We do this by equipping researchers, advocates and broader civil society with access to reliable information and data, original research, and policy analysis. This evidence base enables the civic-minded community to translate this knowledge to actionable impact at the local level.

Our Vision

We envision a transparent and responsive Hong Kong government where the public is empowered with the knowledge, tools, and information to ensure that access to justice and the rule of law remain the bedrock of an open, free, and thriving society.

Our Work

CivicSight’s exchange platform that helps users navigate the process of requesting for information held by the Hong Kong government. Providing tools and training to citizens to access the knowledge they need to improve their environment.

AccessJustice

With a focus on ensuring the rule of law in Hong Kong is accessible and digestible to everyone irrespective of who they are, we work on inclusive data-driven Know Your Rights projects and are keen to hear about your own ideas that fit our vision and mission.

About Us

Bringing together data + research + policy experts, CivicSight came together after identifying the lack of evidence based policy making in Hong Kong, as well as a shared understanding of the need to break out of silos to be more effective in creating change.

Who we are

Our current membership includes scientists, data analysts, public servants, NGO professionals, academics, social scientists, lawyers and data enthusiasts.

Our Team

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Piya Muqit

創辦人及聯席總監

Piya Muqit自1997起投身人權事業,是诉诸司法權利的專家。她曾於英國、美國、法國、孟加拉及香港等地工作,先後任職聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)英國分部的英國政策負責人,以及非牟利組織Justice Centre Hong Kong的執行董事。
她分別於倫敦政經學院及倫敦大學亞非學院獲得法律碩士學位,另於倫敦國王學院獲頒兒童研究碩士學位。她同時是蘇格蘭大律師公會及英格蘭及威爾士大律師公會的成員,分別於蘇格蘭出庭律師協會以及倫敦Doughty Street Chambers大律師事務所及Garden Court Chambers大律師事務所完成實習訓練。

Scott Edmunds博士

Scott Edmunds博士

創辦人

Scott擁有分子病理學研究背景及博士學位,兼具開放取用(Open Access)出版領域的經驗。他目前從事繁殖研究及科學資訊出版項目,包括任職GigaScience主編。

Scott涉獵開放科學、公衆科學(citizen science)及群衆外包(crowdsourcing)等項目,見證了及時發佈科學數據的益處,因此他致力於推廣、助力及分享他在這方面的專長。

作爲公衆科學機構 Bauhinia GenomeCitizenScience.Asia的創辦人之一,他同時在香港大學教授數據管理及策劃。

傅明谷博士

傅明谷博士

創辦人

數據科學家傅明谷在牛津大學獲得數學學士學位,并在英國華威大學獲得統計學碩士及博士學位。在香港大學公共衛生學院擔任博士研究生期間,他從事季節性流感陽性率建模及實驗設計的工作。離開香港大學後,他致力於協助科創公司、企業及非牟利組織推動數據科學及工程項目。他也是 d5.ai數據科學合作計劃的一員。

Jade Anderson

Jade Anderson

聯席總監

Jade Anderson目前在澳洲國立大學攻讀人文學哲學博士學位。她自2002年起從事基於人權的發展工作,服務阿富汗、巴基斯坦、印度、南非及香港等本地及國際非牟利組織,以及為澳洲聯合國難民署(UNHCR)工作。她獲得應用人類學及參與式發展碩士學位以及國際發展碩士學位。

piya

Piya Muqit

創辦人及聯席總監

Piya Muqit自1997起投身人權事業,是诉诸司法權利的專家。她曾於英國、美國、法國、孟加拉及香港等地工作,先後任職聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)英國分部的英國政策負責人,以及非牟利組織Justice Centre Hong Kong的執行董事。
她分別於倫敦政經學院及倫敦大學亞非學院獲得法律碩士學位,另於倫敦國王學院獲頒兒童研究碩士學位。她同時是蘇格蘭大律師公會及英格蘭及威爾士大律師公會的成員,分別於蘇格蘭出庭律師協會以及倫敦Doughty Street Chambers大律師事務所及Garden Court Chambers大律師事務所完成實習訓練。

Scott Edmunds博士

Scott Edmunds博士

創辦人

Scott擁有分子病理學研究背景及博士學位,兼具開放取用(Open Access)出版領域的經驗。他目前從事繁殖研究及科學資訊出版項目,包括任職GigaScience主編。

Scott涉獵開放科學、公衆科學(citizen science)及群衆外包(crowdsourcing)等項目,見證了及時發佈科學數據的益處,因此他致力於推廣、助力及分享他在這方面的專長。

作爲公衆科學機構 Bauhinia GenomeCitizenScience.Asia的創辦人之一,他同時在香港大學教授數據管理及策劃。

傅明谷博士

傅明谷博士

創辦人

數據科學家傅明谷在牛津大學獲得數學學士學位,并在英國華威大學獲得統計學碩士及博士學位。在香港大學公共衛生學院擔任博士研究生期間,他從事季節性流感陽性率建模及實驗設計的工作。離開香港大學後,他致力於協助科創公司、企業及非牟利組織推動數據科學及工程項目。他也是 d5.ai數據科學合作計劃的一員。

Jade Anderson

Jade Anderson

聯席總監

Jade Anderson目前在澳洲國立大學攻讀人文學哲學博士學位。她自2002年起從事基於人權的發展工作,服務阿富汗、巴基斯坦、印度、南非及香港等本地及國際非牟利組織,以及為澳洲聯合國難民署(UNHCR)工作。她獲得應用人類學及參與式發展碩士學位以及國際發展碩士學位。

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FOR CIVIC-MINDED INDIVIDUALS

Donate

A time of rapid societal and technological change brings new demands on what is and is not a policy priority for the Government and local funders of humanitarian work in Hong Kong.

We are not focused on sticking plasters or superficial solutions for social change, but believe we need data to work out the scope and scale of social problems in Hong Kong, and use this to craft better public policy solutions that bring meaningful and long term change.

These are not projects that most institutional donors want to fund, given there are not quick wins and photo ops, but there is a desperate need to fund more technical, evidence-driven approaches to create lasting social good in Hong Kong.

FOR THINKERS & DOERS

SUGGEST A PROJECT

CivicSight is housed within the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, New York and works with institutions in Hong Kong to help facilitate projects utilizing data, research and policy analysis.

Please contact us if you have a project that you think will fit with our mission and vision and we can see how we can explore how we work together. Projects need to be aligned with our mission and vision, and bring together data and transparency to expand and improve the civic space in Hong Kong.

Email us detailing your interests, who you are, and your project information, including your struggle with data that has held you back.