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Research & Policy

Research & Policy

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) and our working partners collaborate in conducting disaster preparedness related research and initiating policy discussion. Research and policy brief papers have been produced for multi-sectoral stakeholders to discuss global issues of disaster risk reduction, local and regional preparedness, community resilience, and also to develop, implement and evaluate related policies.


Research studies and policy briefs published by the HKJCDPRI and its working partners will be disseminated through HKJCDPRI’s network via various platforms to reach our target audiences. These findings will facilitate development of sophisticated approaches of and generate innovative ideas for better disaster management.


Our research publications and selected publications on disaster topics can be found here:



We work with research institutes and practitioners to conduct research to identify good practices and document lessons from disaster management operations. We share the valuable findings with the community and disaster management practitioners to develop better disaster preparedness solutions in future. Our researches range from field studies and survey research on groups, organizational and community preparations for response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. We believe that looking into real-life cases would generate important lessons and practical recommendations for the community.  


On top of HKJCDPRI’s own collaborative research, the HKJCDPRI also regularly select publications that may be of interest to our audience to be shared on our website.


Policy Briefs

Many structural issues related to disasters, including those affecting the effectiveness of preparedness and response measures, can only be dealt with by interventions at policy level. Disaster and health policy briefs on emergency health capacity and community resilience will inform government and community leaders on public policies, and thus increase awareness on and engagement in relevant topics, and brings impact on local and regional policy. We work with research institutes and disaster management practitioners to produce policy brief papers for multi-sectoral stakeholders to discuss global issues of disaster risk reduction, local and regional preparedness, and community resilience. From time to time, we organise policy discussion seminars to encourage idea exchanges among policy workers and disaster management practitioners. 



The Guidelines session contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster management. We introduce to you international reference materials from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Health Organization, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other relevant institutions in the disaster management sector.