Message from Organiser

It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to participate in the Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2018: “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”, organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI).

Our Annual Conference 2015 and 2016 had raised territory-wide interests among frontline responders/practitioners, public sector, academia and the general public, on fundamental disaster-related concepts, knowledge and best practices. This third Annual Conference will keep the momentum going, to bring about insights into innovative and practical solutions for tackling emerging disaster risks, especially in a context of and perspectives from metropolitan cities as where we are living in.

We believe that when it comes to emergencies and disasters, engaging with and coordination among responders, experts, communities and service providers are the keys to success. Our Annual Conference 2018 provides an excellent platform for such.

We look forward to your active participation in our Annual Conference 2018, and together we are confident in making Hong Kong a safer place to live!

Eva Lam

About Us

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) is a 5-year project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, aiming to build a prepared community in Hong Kong to respond to disasters.

Based at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM), we provide comprehensive training, research, policy exchange and platform to enhance community resilience in collaboration with our academic and community partners. We believe in the blended learning approach, with e-learning, face to face, simulation training and field-based complex exercises. We focus on the need for competencies on knowledge, skills as well as attitude to reduce disaster loss and suffering.

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