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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) joined the Hong Kong Observatory’s (HKO) Open Day on 23-24 March 2019, to promote community resilience by encouraging the public to prepare disaster survival kits.
Being prepared means being...Read More