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Who we are
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI), officially launched on 20 August 2014, is funded by the generous donation from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
The HKJCDPRI is based at and led by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine with a view to fostering Hong Kong as a prepared community to respond to disasters to reduce loss and suffering.
Characterized by sub-tropical climate, high population density, and with various new urban developments, Hong Kong is susceptible to large-scale natural disasters and health crises such as typhoons, fires and infectious disease out-breaks, and a high risk for mass casualty accidents. However, the Hong Kong community has low awareness of disaster preparedness and resilience.
We believe in the blended learning approach, integrating online learning, face to face interactions, simulation training and field-based complex exercises. With our academic and community partners, we provide comprehensive training, research, policy exchange and platform to enhance resilience in the community.
The HKJCDPRI aims at fostering Hong Kong as a prepared community to disaster response through training and knowledge dissemination at individual, institutional and policy level:
- To promote community resilience by involving non-government organisation (NGO) practitioners and members of the community in Hong Kong in disaster preparedness and responses issues, and empowering individuals on disaster preparedness awareness;
- To foster leadership in disaster preparedness and response by organizing training and facilitating knowledge sharing for healthcare professionals and disaster responders;
- To serve as a Centre of Excellence for ongoing professional education, networking and policy conversations
What we do
We provide training courses for emergency responders and related professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Our online learning platform offers opportunities to people who wish to enhance knowledge through online learning modules, case studies, webcasts, quizzes, additional reading materials, videos and a discussion forum. We offer a wide range of high-quality, self-directed or tutor-led free courses. Courses are developed by our experts, collaborating partner expert teams and third party developers.
Research & Policy Studies
We conduct researches and policy studies to discuss global issues of disaster risk reduction, local and regional preparedness, and community resilience.
We engage the community in raising disaster risk awareness and building disaster preparedness capacities.