The first cohorts of Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) Overseas Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals and Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) Training Fellowship for NGO Workers administered by the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) will be open for application from 20 August to 19 September 2015, with the award value up to HK$150,000 and HK$50,000, respectively.
The Overseas Training Fellowship is an effort to bring into Hong Kong and the Asian region the most comprehensive and updated knowledge through enabling healthcare professionals to study or work at renowned overseas training institutes or disaster-related agencies. This is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills in disaster preparedness and response in the practical and real setting. The fellow will attend overseas training courses on disaster management, and/or institutionalizing placements at overseas disaster-related agencies. It would be of great value to the community for healthcare professionals to experience first-hand how disaster planning and response is carried out in well-established agencies overseas as the fellows will be able to translate and adapt what they learn to suit local needs. For details, please click here. Application form can be downloaded here.
The NGO Training Fellowship is a community knowledge-transfer initiative which intends to empower mid-career frontline NGO workers to assess, analyze, develop, implement and evaluate emergency assistance and health-related interventions in the context of disaster and crisis. The NGO fellows could be attached to CCOUC to be involved in its disaster preparedness-related projects, or work with other disaster preparedness organizations in designing the interventions. For details, please click here. Application form can be downloaded here.