Hong Kong (People's Republic of China)
Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) was established in 2014 as a regional and international leader in disaster preparedness and response training, and to promote community resilience in Hong Kong. With funding support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HKJCDPRI is based at and led by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine with a view to fostering Hong Kong as a prepared community to respond to disasters to reduce loss and suffering.
We provide services in the following areas: Professional Development; E-Learning; Research & Policy Studies; and Community Engagement.
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 have been disseminated through HKJCDPRI's network via various platforms to reach our target audiences. These findings facilitate development of sophisticated approaches of and generate innovative ideas for better disaster management.
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.
We also 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.