UN institute signs 5-year agreement with Caritas for joint community-driven projects

The United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNUMACAU) has signed a five-year agreement with charity organisation Caritas Macau for cooperation in projects concerning sustainable community development, social innovation, and civil society cyber resilience.

‘As the only United Nations presence in Macau, our Institute is working with local partners to connect Macau with the rest of the world through research and innovation, and helping transform the region into a hub of global technology innovation,’ Dr Jingbo Huang, Director of the United Nations University Institute in Macau, stated in the announcement.

As reported by MNA, Caritas is currently collaborating with the institute in a community cyber resilience project funded by the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and part of the SAR’s work to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

‘Through this partnership, we hope to enhance evidence-based practice and scientific support to improve social services and capacity building initiatives in Macau. This also aligns with our objectives of strengthening collaboration with international organisations to establish a platform for networking, information exchange on global issues and ultimately to achieve greater human goals,’ the Secretary-General of Caritas Macau, Paul Pun Chi Meng, noted.