HY William Chan
Fellow, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
HY William Chan is an outspoken community advocate. Named a "visionary entrepreneur" by Forbes (2019), William developed a ‘global first’ life-changing technological tool. It enables refugees to create useful 3D-printed elements from plastic waste, improving their camp environment while educating STEM skills.
A gifted urban designer, William has contributed to Australia’s most significant social housing, rapid transit, and urban regeneration developments. His solutions have been exhibited across 40 cities. He also advises the World Economic Forum, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and UNICEF.
William is also a surf lifesaver, fostering inclusive communities by teaching surf safety to refugees and migrants.