About us

About Us

CivicSight was launched in April 2020, coming together from Open Data Hong Kong (established March 2013) and AccessInfoHK (established May 2015), a portal to help the Hong Kong public access public data. Together we formed CivicSight, a platform to increase access to public data and to support people to make sense of the information they receive. CivicSight is registered as a charity in the United States and housed within the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.

We are excited to be part of a robust community that believes in sharing data to nurture innovation and improve our lives. Building from Open Data Hong Kong’s facilitation of over 50 meetups, hackathons and conferences our outreach has engaged thousands of data professionals and members of the Hong Kong public, getting them excited about the power of data. It engaged with the Hong Kong Government, and educated the public with the publication of opinion articles in the media and peer reviewed policy research. We are linked and engaged with international Open Data networks and are a local group of the Open Knowledge Foundation International Network.

What We Do

To improve governance and support the public in shaping their future, CivicSight equips researchers, advocates and broader civil society with access to reliable information and data, original research, and policy analysis.

We Do This By

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

Who we are

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。

Board of Directors

Piya Muqit

President of the Board

Piya Muqit has been working in the field of human rights since 1997 and is an access to justice specialist. She has worked in the UK, USA, France, Bangladesh and Hong Kong and was most recently the Head of UK policy for UNICEF UK and the Executive Director of Justice Centre Hong Kong. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from LSE and SOAS, and a Master’s degree in Child Studies from King’s College London and is a member of the Bar in both Scotland, having trained at the Faculty of Advocates, and in England and Wales having trained at Doughty Street and Garden Court Chambers.

Piya Muqit

President of the Board
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Piya Muqit has been working in the field of human rights since 1997 and is an access to justice specialist. She has worked in the UK, USA, France, Bangladesh and Hong Kong and was most recently the Head of UK policy for UNICEF UK and the Executive Director of Justice Centre Hong Kong. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from LSE and SOAS, and a Master’s degree in Child Studies from King’s College London and is a member of the Bar in both Scotland, having trained at the Faculty of Advocates, and in England and Wales having trained at Doughty Street and Garden Court Chambers.

Elizabeth Wickeri

Vice-President of the Board

Elisabeth Wickeri is Executive Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School and Adjunct Professor of Law. She focuses her research and writing on access to justice with a focus on Asia. She is also a Course Director with the International Institute for Humanitarian Affairs. Elisabeth served as Chair of the International Human Rights Committee at the New York City Bar Association from 2012-2015, and currently serves on the Association’s Council on International Affairs, Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law, and Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation. Elisabeth received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor for the Review of Law & Social Change. She received her B.A. in History, cum laude, from Smith College, and also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.

Elizabeth Wickeri

Vice-President of the Board
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Elisabeth Wickeri is Executive Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School and Adjunct Professor of Law. She focuses her research and writing on access to justice with a focus on Asia. She is also a Course Director with the International Institute for Humanitarian Affairs. Elisabeth served as Chair of the International Human Rights Committee at the New York City Bar Association from 2012-2015, and currently serves on the Association’s Council on International Affairs, Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law, and Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation. Elisabeth received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor for the Review of Law & Social Change. She received her B.A. in History, cum laude, from Smith College, and also studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.

Thomas Kellogg

Vice-President of the Board

Thomas E. Kellogg is Executive Director of the Center for Asian Law in Georgetown University, where he oversees various programs related to law and governance in Asia. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Professor Kellogg was Director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. At OSF, he oversaw the expansion of the Foundation’s work in China, and also launched its work on Taiwan and North and South Korea. During his time at OSF, Professor Kellogg focused most closely on civil society development, legal reform, and human rights. He also oversaw work on a range of other issues, including public health, environmental protection, and media development. Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Professor Kellogg was a Senior Fellow at the China Law Center at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. He holds degrees from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and Hamilton College.

Thomas Kellogg

Vice-President of the Board
Thomas Kellogg

Thomas E. Kellogg is Executive Director of the Center for Asian Law in Georgetown University, where he oversees various programs related to law and governance in Asia. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Professor Kellogg was Director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. At OSF, he oversaw the expansion of the Foundation’s work in China, and also launched its work on Taiwan and North and South Korea. During his time at OSF, Professor Kellogg focused most closely on civil society development, legal reform, and human rights. He also oversaw work on a range of other issues, including public health, environmental protection, and media development. Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Professor Kellogg was a Senior Fellow at the China Law Center at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. He holds degrees from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and Hamilton College.

Jennifer Trovillion

Secretary and Treasurer

Jenni Trovillion serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of CivicSight’s Board of Directors, bringing her longstanding commitment to human rights and non-profit management expertise to the organization. Jenni has spent more than 20 years working on criminal justice issues in the United States, ranging from anti-death penalty work to improving conditions of confinement in U.S. prisons and jails. Jenni is a Vice President at Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform, and is lead in their Washington, DC office. Since 2012, Jenni has co-directed the National Resource Center for the Elimination of Prison Rape in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, and is passionate about ending sexual abuse in confinement.

Jennifer Trovillion

Secretary and Treasurer
Jennifer Trovillion

Jenni Trovillion serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of CivicSight’s Board of Directors, bringing her longstanding commitment to human rights and non-profit management expertise to the organization. Jenni has spent more than 20 years working on criminal justice issues in the United States, ranging from anti-death penalty work to improving conditions of confinement in U.S. prisons and jails. Jenni is a Vice President at Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform, and is lead in their Washington, DC office. Since 2012, Jenni has co-directed the National Resource Center for the Elimination of Prison Rape in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, and is passionate about ending sexual abuse in confinement.

Dr Isabella Ng Fung-sheung

Board Member

Dr Ng is an Assistant Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She received her PhD in Gender Studies from SOAS, London. She obtained her MPhil in Journalism and BA in English Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University and MA in Comparative Literature in the University College London. Her research focusses on Gender and Development in Asia, Feminist Geography, Feminist Research methods, anthropology of migration; migrants and diaspora, rural villages in Hong Kong and China and media studies, by drawing mainly on her training in anthropological research methods. Prior to joining EduHK, she taught in the University of Macau and the Community College, City University of Hong Kong. She also worked as a reporter for Time magazine, covering the Greater China region. She is also the founder of Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and refugees, which fights for the rights of the asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong and supports their needs.

Dr Isabella Ng Fung-sheung

Board Member
Isabella Ng

Dr Ng is an Assistant Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She received her PhD in Gender Studies from SOAS, London. She obtained her MPhil in Journalism and BA in English Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University and MA in Comparative Literature in the University College London. Her research focusses on Gender and Development in Asia, Feminist Geography, Feminist Research methods, anthropology of migration; migrants and diaspora, rural villages in Hong Kong and China and media studies, by drawing mainly on her training in anthropological research methods. Prior to joining EduHK, she taught in the University of Macau and the Community College, City University of Hong Kong. She also worked as a reporter for Time magazine, covering the Greater China region. She is also the founder of Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and refugees, which fights for the rights of the asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong and supports their needs.

Jade Anderson

Board Member

Jade Anderson is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the Australian National University. She has been working in human rights-based development since 2002 for local and international NGOs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, South Africa and Hong Kong and with the UNHCR in Australia. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development and a Master’s in International Development.

Jade Anderson

Board Member
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Jade Anderson is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the Australian National University. She has been working in human rights-based development since 2002 for local and international NGOs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, South Africa and Hong Kong and with the UNHCR in Australia. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development and a Master’s in International Development.

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