Taipei, 21 April 2017:- 2017 Advance Institute on Knowledge-based Actions (AI-KBA) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was held from 17-21 April 2017 in Taipei, TAIWAN. AI-KBA was organised by the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, International Centre of Excellence, Taipei (IRDR ICoE-Taipei), International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP), National Science and Technology Centre for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) and Academia Sinica. The objective of the Advanced Institute on KBA is to provide young to mid-career practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the region with the best practices, enhanced understanding, skills and practical knowledge to apply systems approaches in DRR knowledge-based actions. A group of eight countries from Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh participate in AI-KBA. Malaysian scholar was presented by four UTM Razak School and MJIIT academicians and researchers.

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