Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR ASTAAG) comprises selected disaster experts from Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Philippines. The Group provides policy advisory services to governments and other stakeholders on appropriate technology and its application in decision making. Advisory services include: Risk governance, Community-based Disaster Risk Management, Urban risk management, Earthquake risk mitigation, Private sector involvement, Climate change adaptation, Disaster and environmental education and Disaster resistant building design. The group also provides advices on higher education curriculum development in disaster risk reduction.
CCOUC Director Professor Emily Chan is a member of the group.