Shanzhai City

Ignite the collective movement of grassroots communities, social entrepreneurs, and social investors
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With our partnership organizations, we build data literacy at frontline communities, develop automated impact communication mechanisms, and co-create value with end-beneficiaries and organizations through two-way impact datafication strategies. We are developing Impact LearningTM as an impact intelligence largely increasing capacity of our clients and our own implementation team to scale up impactful projects.
If you wish to understand how to scale up your organizations' impact through data technology, please click the link to get a free report about your project’s Impact Data Readiness Index (External). Then we can get in touch with you about how we can work together.

Established early 2015, Shanzhai City is a social enterprise promoting community self-agency through technology development, community building, and value co-creation that synergizes and integrates into sustainable markets. We develop solutions that are appropriate and sensitive to the local cultural, environmental, and economic conditions of developing regions to promote community self-agency, alleviate poverty, and protect the environment.
Shanzhai City is a young social development solutions startup located in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and San Francisco. We begin our journey in China and Southeast Asia with the immediate objective of expanding to developing regions worldwide.

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    Tat Lam
    Co-founder Chief Executive Officer
    Dr. Tat Lam founded Shanzhai City after dedicating over a decade of working in urban, informal, and village developments throughout China, identify...
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    Chris Gee
    Co-founder Chief Operation Officer
    Mr. Chris Gee has spent the past 19 years in the non-profit arts sector doing community building, media empowerment, and education, combining exper...