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Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) was established by the joint effort of Oxford University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a non-profit research centre to carry out research, training and community knowledge transfer in the area of disaster and medical humanitarian response in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific Region a decade ago on 19 April 2011.

To celebrate this milestone of CCOUC, we are organizing CCOUC 10th Anniversary International Webinar Series on Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management, supported by various global partners. The international webinar series aims to allow participants to:

  • Gain insights about the latest development and updates of Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) framework of the World Health Organization and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Understand the knowledge, research gaps and agenda involved;
  • Exchange about potential research collaborations in the disaster and medical humanitarian response, Health-EDRM, and the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Engage in a multidisciplinary platform to support DRR/ Health EDRM

 

Details of the Inaugural Webinar are as follows:

Title

Latest frontier and application of Health-EDRM within the scope of COVID-19

(Inaugural Webinar of CCOUC 10th Anniversary International Webinar Series on Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management

cum

2021 IRDR International Conference Pre-Session on Global Research Agenda)

Format

Zoom

Date

19 April 2021

Time

19:00-20:00 (Hong Kong Time, GMT+8)

Organizer

Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong; IRDR International Centre of Excellence-CCOUC

Sponsors

  • GX Foundation
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Medicine

Co-organizers

  • Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR, sponsored by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and International Science Council (ISC))
  • CUHK Centre for Global Health (CGH)
  • CUHK JC School of Public Health and Primary Care (SPHPC)
  • GX Foundation

Programme

  • Presentations
    • Prof Emily Ying Yang Chan, Director and Professor, CCOUC

    Latest frontier and application of Health-EDRM within the scope of COVID-19

    • Prof Rajib Shaw, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

    Shelter management during pandemics: lessons from cascading risks of cyclones and COVID-19

  • Discussion
  • Q&A

Target audience

  • Practitioners, policymakers, academics and students of health, DRR and Health-EDRM
  • Instructors and alumni of CCOUC international Croucher Summer Course 2013-2017

Language

English

Synopsis

“Biological hazard” is regarded as a major human security threat to people’s well-being and development. In the era of globalization and rapid technological development, COVID-19 pandemic once again revealed how an emerging communicable disease might impact not only health, but also the socio-economic ecology of people globally. This Webinar and pre-session will examine how the latest World Health Organization Health-EDRM framework (2019) may inform the conceptualisation and assessment of health risks and proposes a Health-EDRM assessments framework for biological hazard.

By turning to the centrality of health in emergency and disaster risk management and Health-EDRM’s key principle of multi-disciplinary, the presentation will look into Priority 1 (inspire research that works to better understand the complex interconnections of systemic, compound cascading risks and impacts and their connection with vulnerability and exposure) and Priority 7 (foster interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration) of IRDR Global Research Agenda.

Registration

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gc7ewfNfQqm2u6o3aYxkpg

webinar

Enquiries

Tel: +852 2252 8850

Email: ccouc@cuhk.edu.hk

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