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#impact Podcast proudly presents people making a social impact with the work they do.Produced in Hong Kong.Presented by Regina Larko.Find all the links and show notes at www.hashtagimpact.com

#impact Podcast Regina Larko

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#impact Podcast proudly presents people making a social impact with the work they do.Produced in Hong Kong.Presented by Regina Larko.Find all the links and show notes at www.hashtagimpact.com

    SDG Classification and Integration | OSDG.AI | Nuria Bautista Puig and Guste Statuleviciute

    SDG Classification and Integration | OSDG.AI | Nuria Bautista Puig and Guste Statuleviciute

    How do science, technology and public policy contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? Today we will find out.

    We will find ourselves at the intersection of science, artificial intelligence and the Sustainable Development Goals.







    OSDG.AI







    Today you hear from Dr Núria Bautista Puig R&I Technical Support at Carlos III University of Madrid and Affiliated researcher at University of Gävle and Guste Statuleviciute from PPMI, one of the partners behind the OSDG, a project that is also supported by the United Nations Development Programme SDG AI Lab.









    What is OSDG.AI? 







    OSDG is an open source initiative that aims to integrate various existing attempts to classify research according to Sustainable Development Goals, and to make this process open, transparent and user-friendly.



    They cover all SDGs, focusing on Quality Education, as they increase awareness of the Goals, and Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, as their solutions are contributing to an open-science community.

































    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or any of your favorite Podcast players.















    In this episode you learn about:







    * 4:30 – What is the OSDG tool and how did it start? * 9:53 – The tool in action – we put it to the test * 18:02 – How can you integrate the different actors in the research process? * 22:26 – The community building around this open source initiative * 25:54 – The community dataset results that is open for everyone to use * 39:47 – The moment that surprised Nuria most when working on the project * 30:39 – Where OSDG.AI is going next – making it a multi-purpose tool











    Featured voices: 







    * Dr. Nuria Bautista Puig | Connect with her here * Gusté Statuleviciute | Connect with her here







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Open Source Tool OSDG.AI OSDG.AI. Find out more here.  * UNDP SDG AI Lab. More here.  * Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Visit here. Spanish Version available here.  * Researchers mentioned: Ismael Rafols and Rodrigo Lozano  * OSDG Community Dataset – the results from the Community Platform. Available here. * OSDG Community Platform. Visit here.







    * #impact Season 5 celebrates the Sustainable Development Goals. What are the Sustainable Development Goals, why do they matter and how do they relate to you? Listen here.







    Special thanks

    • 40 min
    Responsible Consumption and Circular Fashion | Tanja Wessels

    Responsible Consumption and Circular Fashion | Tanja Wessels

    Tanja Wessels is fascinated by psychology and why we do what we do.In 2021 she is celebrating four years of not buying new clothing, something that started as a one year personal challenge, but has since opened up a wealth of unexpected opportunities.







    A wake up call







    Tanja stopped buying new clothes on 10 May 2017 – after listening to the #impact podcast recording with Redress founder Christina Dean.

    In her TEDx talk Tanja calls this moment a wake up call.









    Today we take Tanja back to that #impact LIVE Podcast recording and find out what happened next.







    In this episode you will also hear from this years Redress Design Award 2021 Hong Kong Best Prize Winner Psy Lau. Psy’s sustainable designs are inspired by her own personal journey and mental health struggle with ADHD – Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.































    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or any of your favorite Podcast players.















    In this episode you learn about:







    * 5:08 – The moment that inspired Tanja to take action * 10:46 – Paul, the plastic ball and his exciting adventures * 13:49 – Sustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible Consumption – looking at beliefs and misconceptions * 23:50 – Why do we consume? Looking for answers in psychology * 30:00 – Psy Lau, Hong Kong Best Prize Winner at the Redress Design Award 2021 * 39:47 – Your first step into consuming more responsibly







    Featured voices: 







    * Tanja Wessels | Connect with her here * Psy Lau | Connect with her here * Christina Dean | Connect with her here







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * #impact LIVE recording with Christina Dean, Founder of Redress. Listen here.  * Tanja Wessels TEDxTalk, Watch here.  * The Redress Closet, Second Hand Shop in Hong Kong Visit here.  * Redress Design Award, the worlds largest sustainable fashion design competition. Details here.  * The R Collective. Visit here.







    * #impact Season 5 celebrates the Sustainable Development Goals. What are the Sustainable Development Goals, why do they matter and how do they relate to you? Listen here.







    Special thanks







    * A big thanks to our listener Deevansh from food up cycling start-up Breer.







    If you like what you hear at #impact, support our production and join #impact CLUB.







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    • 48 min
    Driving Change for Justice | Lynette Nam | Justice Centre Hong Kong

    Driving Change for Justice | Lynette Nam | Justice Centre Hong Kong

    Lynette Nam is the Senior Legal Advisor at Justice Centre Hong Kong. In this role, she works to advance the rights and protection of refugees and forced migrants in this city and around the Asia Pacific region. 







    Law as a tool







    “I realized that law is a tool. And it’s a tool that could be used for oppression. But it can also be a tool that can use be used for good and for change. And I realized then that the profession that I was falling into, that I involved myself within was one that is both something that could be used dangerously or something that could be used positively and creatively and meaningfully. And I wanted it to be the latter,” Lynette Nam shares in this episode.







    Lynette is privileged to hear the stories of strong and resilient people, and work with them to help find safety and hope despite adversities. She is passionate about using the law to elevate those who are disadvantaged and using her networks to amplify marginalised voices. 







    Full transcription available HERE































    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or any of your favorite Podcast players.















    In this episode you learn about:







    * 8:35 – What attracted Lynette to start working with Justice Centre* 7:24 – How Sustainable Goal 16 relates to their work* 8:57 – The hardships for asylum seekers arriving in Hong Kong* 12:56 – The impact of their work in numbers and stories* 21:06 – Justice Center’s Hungry for Change campaign and how it will help you put yourself in asylum seekers shoes* 27:12 – Lynette’s biggest role model* 31:51 – What’s to come for Justice Centre Hong Kong







    Featured guests: 







    * Lynette Nam, Justice Centre Hong Kong.







    Mentioned in this episode: 







    * Read the Honeycombers article “No one becomes a refugee by choice”: We discuss the refugee crisis in Hong Kong with the Justice Centre here.







    * Find out more about the Hungry for Change Campaign here.







    Continue listening: 







    * What are the Sustainable Development Goals and how do they relate to you? here.







    If you like what you hear at #impact, support our production and join #impact CLUB.





    Take a look inside #impact Club!









    Get your voice heard on our channel!

    • 41 min
    Deserving to Belong | LIVE at Asian Podcast Festival | Carol Li

    Deserving to Belong | LIVE at Asian Podcast Festival | Carol Li

    Carol Li was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii with ancestral ties to China and Korea.After graduation from university, she went onto teaching English abroad in China, and South Korea to learn more about where her family came from. This quest was not easy, at times unsettling, but mostly healing.







    Searching for a place of belonging







    “My Asian heritage used to give me anxiety. Now it gives me pride,” Carol Li shares in this episode.







    You will remember Carol from the #impact episode she hosted earlier this Season, our top downloaded episode of all times where she featured the work of TNKR Teach North Korean Refugees. Today, you hear HER story – in all its complexity and beauty.







    Carol was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii with ancestral ties to China and Korea. After graduation from university, she went on to teach English abroad in China and South Korea to learn more about where her family came from. This quest was not easy, at times unsettling, but mostly healing. Now she is back in her hometown as an East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellow pursuing a Master’s in Asian International Affairs and Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution.







    This episode was recorded at Asian Podcast Festival during Asian Heritage Month, organised by the Asian American Podcasters Association founded by Lee Uehara and Andrew Wang.







     







    Full transcription































    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or any of your favorite Podcast players.















    In this episode you learn about:







    * 8:35 – Carol’s decision to move to China * 14:55 – How she shifted feelings of anxiety around her Asian heritage to pride* 16:42 – The challenges growing up as Asian American and finding a place of belonging* 26:31 – Her learnings and epiphanies along the way as they relate to others* 31:09 – Reflecting on growing up in a third culture







    Featured guests: 







    * Carol Li, Co-host of #impact Season 5 * Lee Uehara, Founder of Asian American Podcasters Association (AAP)







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Asian American Podcaster Association – Connect with them here. * Carols episode (the most downloaded of #impact!) featuring Teach North Korean Refugees – Listen here. * Across Seas Podcast with Allie. * Find all Podcasts that joined the first Asian Podcast Festival here.







    * #impact Season 5 celebrates the Sustainable Development Goals. What are the Sustainable Development Goals, why do they matter and how do they relate to you? Listen a href="https://www.hashtagimpact.

    • 42 min
    Unity in Diversity | Dennis Philipse and Emery Fung | Gay Games Hong Kong

    Unity in Diversity | Dennis Philipse and Emery Fung | Gay Games Hong Kong

    Dennis Philipse, Founder & Co-Chair, Gay Games Hong Kong and Emery Fung, Volunteer at Gay Games Hong Kong talk inclusion through the power of sports.







    SDG 10 in the spotlight







    Sustainable Development Goal 10 highlights Reduced Inequalities. The Gay Games were founded with a mission to bring acceptance of sexual diversity, featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes, artists, and other individuals. It’s the most inclusive sporting and cultural event in the world and we got to speak with the people behind it.







    Full transcription | Written Summary







































    Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or any of your favorite Podcast players.















    In this episode you learn about:







    * 6:50 – History of the Gay Games* 8:25 – Who is the Gay Games for, Who can participate? * 15:34 – The bidding story behind Gay Games Hong Kong * 24:50 – Sharing volunteering experience* 31:06 – The snowball effect of the Gay Games* 35:19 – Financial support put in place to make it as inclusive as possible* 39:53 – How to get involved with the Gay Games







    Featured guests: 







    * Dennis Philipse | Founder & Co-Chair, Gay Games Hong Kong 2022* Emery Fung | Volunteer, Gay Games Hong Kong 2022







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Dr Tom Waddell, Founder of the Gay Games about the origin of the Gay Games* The Journey of Bringing The Gay Games for the First Time to Asia  | Dennis Philipse | TEDxWanChai* The Akward Turtle At Work Podcast with Emery Fung







    If you loved this episode you will also enjoy this







    * Listen to one of our #impact classics featuring Bess Hepworth from Planet Ally, sharing about her LGBTQ+ advocacy work.







    If you like what you hear at #impact, support our production and join #impact CLUB.







    Take a look inside #impact Club!















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    The Full Story behind #impact with Regina Larko

    The Full Story behind #impact with Regina Larko

    Regina Larko started #impact – A Podcast about stuff that matters from her tiny bedroom in Hong Kong in 2016. Her first listener was grandma. Bless her, she doesn’t even speak English.







    Today #impact ranks in the top 10% globally.







    Today #impact ranks in the top 10% of more than 4 million Podcasts globally, according to Podcast directory Listen Notes. Regina works with 7 co-hosts and team members that are recording and producing for #impact from Hong Kong, Sydney, Bali, Berlin, Honolulu, and New York. She has also inspired dozens to start their own purpose-driven Podcast productions.







    Hear the full story behind #impact when #impact founder Regina Larko reflects on the journey that brought her to where #impact is today. It all starts in an arcaded courtyard in Vienna on a very sunny early autumn day.







    Full transcription







































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    In this episode you learn about:







    * 00:48 – Why this episode airs with 1 year delay. * 03:15 – Chapter 1 | An arcaded courtyard in Vienna and a burst childhood dream. * 08:26 – Chapter 2 | Living, loving and hating a dream I didn’t even know I had. * 13:09 – Chapter 3 | A letter to my younger self. * 17:29 – Chapter 4 | The voices that matter. * 21:30 – Chapter 5 | The story continues.







    Featured voice: 







    * Regina Larko | #impact – A Podcast about stuff that matters* Sue Toomey | HandsOn Hong Kong featured in Episode 1 of #impact Podcast







    Special thanks to:















    * Annabelle Foussier | who encouraged Regina to finally put the full story on the Podcast! Annabelle has her own beautiful Podcast too, find it here.







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Get support on your Podcast journey and reach out to Regina.







    More on the #impact story:







    * Enjoy our #impact Season Finales where Regina shares more about how the Podcast came together.







    If you like what you hear at #impact, support our production and join #impact CLUB.







    Take a look inside #impact Club!















    Get support on your Podcasting and impact journey!

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