Since its establishment, ANCST has mobilized prominent Asian experts and assembled over 1600 scientists, policy-makers and private sector practitioners in the region through 43 workshops and associated events, and enhanced their engagement in global processes such as the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Malaysia Window to Cambridge at UKM programme has left a legacy of over 80 high-calibre Young Scientists of ANCST. The ANCST Website Portal (http://www.ancst.org/) is an active forum with over 600,000 visitors, containing a record on all events and publications that target science-policy interfacing. The ANCST Bulletin Board sends out periodic short emails alerts on time-sensitive news, to keep scientists continuously engaged, particularly in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle. The ANCST Database currently contains the contact information of over 1600 experts and policy-makers working in the region.
ANCST and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) would like to acknowledge the support of the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT) and Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre (MCSC) for funding the establishment and operations of the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST). The support of the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS), Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre, City University of Hong Kong, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is also much appreciated. The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), International Science Council Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC-ROAP) as well as other national and international partners that co-financed workshops and other activities are also gratefully acknowledged.