2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction [CANCEL]

Malaysia will host the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from 16-17 March 2020, in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Asia Pacific Science, Technology and Academia Advisory Group (APSTAAG), whose members play a crucial role in strengthening regional networking and providing advice and insight to boost national science and technology capacities.

The 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction aims to provide an opportunity to the science, technology, and academia community in Asia and the Pacific to continue the much-needed science-policy dialogue to ensure that implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures are based on reliable science, technology and innovation. There will be a focus on the application of science, technology and innovation for local and inclusive action to build disaster resilience in the face of growing disaster risks and a changing climate. The application of science and innovation in the development or revision of national and local strategies to meet Target E of the Sendai Framework will also be highlighted. Opportunities will be provided to various organisations and stakeholders, in particular the young scientists, to learn and share on the application of science and technology for DRR.

For those who have expressed their interest to present a poster presentation, kindly register your poster at the Conference web. Link to the poster presentation can be found at http://www.ukm.my/apstcdrr/poster-presentation/. The registration for poster presentation is due on 24 February 2020. 

For more information, please visit www.ukm.my/apstcdrr.

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Cancellation of 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was made upon consultation with Ministry of Health Malaysia which have regarded this unforeseeable circumstances of the Coronovirus (COVID-19) as a force majeure to terminate the event. On behalf of the organisers, we apologise for the inconvenience and hope to get you here when things are better. Thank you very much.