Disaster Ready Resilient Hong Kong
To create resources for a Citizen lead Disaster Response program in Hong Kong.
Why are we doing this ?
Studies, policy statements and Conference briefs on the interrelated subjects of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Disaster Management have very similar observations and expectations from Hong Kong Citizens.."to engage, prepare and lead." Here are some examples....
(SUSDEV 21, 1997), ".... the need for effective education and advocacy so that sustainability becomes an on-going process demanding continuing effort from all parts of society.."
Climate Change Conference (ICCC2014) " .. “soft skills” such as capacity building for Citizens, need more development so Hong Kong’s population could be better informed about how to avoid the dangers of extreme weather events and the community can recover more quickly afterwards.."
Disaster Management HKJCDPRI & Harvard scoping study 2015). "..The need for outreach to and engagement of members of the general Hong Kong community to raise awareness of disaster risk, improve preparedness efforts, and provide guidance on where to find information in the event of a disaster.."
Climate Action Plan Hong Kong 2030 (2017).."Facilitating and encouraging dialogue among stakeholders, and continuing to promote public education about climate change are also priorities..."
CE's speech on GLOBAL GOALS at the Launch Ceremony of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Hong Kong (2018) "..All of us - governments, businesses, academia, research institutions and civil society in general - have a shared responsibility towards the well-being of our planet and everyone in it.."
This group of volunteers knows that Emergency Services are an emissions heavy, co-dependent, high cost, reactive specialty, vulnerable to breakdown during times of intense load. As per the International practice of Disaster Management, the Citizen should have the training and resultant resilience to independently survive the 72 hours following a Disaster. This allows the Emergency Services to focus their attention to the most needy and the worst affected.
Please join us. We are building a City wide "Friends and Family" Disaster Preparedness Movement and need your insight and participation.