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The destruction caused by natural or man-made disasters can be extensive. Response resources, communications, transportation and utilities could be severely restricted or overwhelmed in times of disaster. While emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to respond, they may not be immediately available in a catastrophic disaster.
HKJCDPRI recognizes that disaster resilience can only be achieved with a joint commitment and concerted effort from all levels of the society. Among which, individuals and communities can be empowered to take responsibility, and make choices that can protect their lives and properties, drawing on the guidance and resources provided.
To facilitate the capacity building process, HKJCDPRI is devoted to engaging and mobilizing individuals and communities, to actively plan and prepare for future shocks. Through a range of public education initiatives, we envisage enabling community members to assess risks, plan for preparedness measures, and take actions to reduce their exposure and vulnerability to potential hazards.