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Publications & Research

We provide a platform between researchers, disaster practitioners, healthcare professionals and students for expertise exchange, collaboration and policy discussion.

Publications & Research

The HKJCDPRI Publications Section contains collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, and other research and development projects related to disaster preparedness and response.

The Guidelines section contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster management.

The Blog sub-section provides a platform where our team and peers share news and updates, as well as opinions and experiences in building disaster preparedness for the communities.


All resources listed here are freely and publicly available, unless specified otherwise. We ask users to use them with respect and credit the authors as appropriate.


The Annual International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) will be held on 13 Oct 2019 (Sunday) this year.   What is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction? International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a specific day to develop a culture of disaster risk-awareness and disaster reduction globally. Held every year on 13 October, the day reinforces how people and communities globally are reducing their risks to and impacts from disasters, and raising awareness in reducing their individual risks.
  The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction highlighting latest updates, emerging trends, disaster patterns and progress in reducing risk. It aims to focus international attention on the issue of disaster risk and encourage political and economic support for disaster risk reduction. The GAR is produced by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in collaboration and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, with thinkers, practitioners, experts and innovators to investigate the state of risk across the globe.  
Emergency Planning
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) is taking an initiative to assess the demand in structured training and certification in emergency planning and management for different sectors of industries in Hong Kong.   To understand the wishes and willingness of workers from different sectors to receive structured emergency planning courses and to become profesisonal emergency planners, the HKJCDPRI commissioned the Public Opinion Programme (POP) of The University of Hong Kong to collect citizens’ views on the training needs in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness.  
Recently, I attended the 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (4th GSRIDRR) in the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, at Kyoto University. And I managed to take away with me a few major learnings from the Summit, which I wish sharing here! My first learning was about the new scientific challenges to disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management, and there is continuing need to foster uptake of science in government and industries to support implementation – suggestions on what works! I found the organization by Gluckman on the “Five categories of science advice” very comprehensive: