On 6-7 September 2016, AUN/SEED-Net together with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM-MJIIT) and JASTIP organized the 4th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Natural Disaster with the theme of “Towards Durable Disaster Preparedness and Sustainable Recovery”. The RCND 2016 conference was organized in conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Advanced Technology and Applied Sciences (ICATAS2016) and MALAYSIA- JAPAN Joint International Conference (MJIIC2016) at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The conference provided an opportunity for faculty staffs of AUN/SEED-Net Member Institutions (MIs), Japanese Supporting Universities (JSUs), as well as AUN/SEED-Net students and alumnus in the field of Natural Disaster (ND) to exchange research trends and findings as well as to discuss the collaborative activities. There were invited keynote speakers from several sectors including Japanese Universities, ASEAN Universities and health sectors joining the conference. It was estimated that about 300 participants from different divisions attended the conference.

The 5th AUN/SEED-Net Conference on Natural Disaster will be held in September 2017, hosted by Chulalongkorn University (CU), Bangkok, Thailand.

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