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Who we are
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) was officially launched in 2014 with the generous donation of over HK$270 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, which also covers its operation cost for the first five years. Housed in and led by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the HKJCDPRI aims to build a prepared community in Hong Kong to respond to disasters.
With our academic and community partners, we provide a platform for comprehensive training, research, policy discussion and knowledge exchange to enhance our knowledge in building resilience in the community. We believe in the blended learning approach in using mixed modalities including e-learning, face-to-face teaching, simulation-based experiential learning and field-based exercises to drive learning impact and transfer knowledge into practice.
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.
We work with academic institutions and disaster management practitioners to develop a wide range of e-learning sessions, including certificate-bearing short courses in collaboration with universities, webinars and disaster case studies. The online learning materials cover a variety of fundamental knowledge and specific topics.
Research & Policy
We work with research institutes and practitioners to conduct research on good practices of disaster management operations and to document the lessons learned. Valuable findings are shared with the community and disaster management practitioners for the development of better disaster preparedness solutions.
We engage and mobilise individuals and communities in the active planning and preparation for future shocks. Through a range of public education initiatives, we envisage that members of different communities will be able to assess risks and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to potential hazards.