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14/06/2019

A megacity facing high risks from natural hazards

Megacities can be seriously susceptible to various natural hazards potentially posing negative impacts on human health, economy and sustainability. With the global population living in urban cities projected to increase...Read More

23/05/2019

Since December 2018, the HKJCDPRI has collaborated with HKSKH Lady Maclehose Centre on the "More Knowledge, Less Risk" Community Education Campaign. Through a range of activities, disaster preparedness knowledge will be disseminated to the community members to strengthen their response...Read More

22/05/2019

Two representatives of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) participated in the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress held on 7 – 10 May 2019. The WADEM Congress is a biennial international event which provides an...Read More

20/05/2019


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) has started a weekly column at the HK01 online news portal since 17 May 2019.

Everyone is exposed to disaster risks in any place, at any time. Yet everyone can take actions to reduce their risks...Read More

15/05/2019

The Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2019 to be held on 29 June 2019 (Sat) at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building is the fourth of this series of conferences, following previous successful events in with the themes of From Community to Emergency Room in...Read More

30/04/2019

The free short course “Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis” (20, 27-29 June, 2019) is organised by the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care (JCSPHPC), and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Chinese...Read More

30/04/2019

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...Read More

03/04/2019

Landslide disaster in Hong Kong is rare in recent years. The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department has been performing well and is internationally renowned in slope safety management. Despite of this situation, landslide risk can never be zero...Read More

03/04/2019

People living in urban environments face multiple risks which range from financial risks, physical risks (natural hazards), technological risks (building structures, infrastructure, hazardous facilities) and social risks (violence, social dissatisfaction).These risks are often inter-linked with...Read More

03/04/2019

In March 2019, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) kicked off two new programmes on disaster education for kindergartens and primary schools.

 

An efficient and effective disaster risk reduction practice should be an all-hazard...Read More

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