About Us


Established in Hong Kong in January 2002, Partnerships for Community Development (PCD) is a community development organisation without any religious or political affiliation.  It is set up and funded by the Kadoorie Foundation (via a stream of funds allocated by the Hon. Mrs McAulay).  The Foundation is a Hong Kong-based trust founded in 1970 by the late Sir Horace Kadoorie who believed in the motto: “ Help people to help themselves”. In August 2017, PCD was granted registration certificate by the Beijing Pubic Security Bureau and set up its Representative Office in Beijing. We were among the first batch of overseas NGOs supervised by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

PCD believes that everyone, however deprived in material terms, has the right and the ability to lead a dignified and sustainable life in harmony with others, with nature, and with the world at large.  Individual well-being is crucial in maintaining a harmonious and sustainable community.  PCD believes that the community has to work together to reflect on its relationship with nature and on its cultural traditions.

Main areas of work include: Protection of environment, ecological agriculture, preservation and innovation of local cultures, cultural reflection on the non-sustainable development model, learning about sustainable living and putting it into practice.

Kadoorie Foundation

Registered in Hong Kong in 1970, the Kadoorie Foundation (KF) is a charitable organisation.  Besides PCD, KF also fully supports the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG).  The Farm focuses on nature conservations and environmental education in Hong Kong, China and the region.  PCD works with disadvantaged and marginalised communities in Mainland China.