National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction
Taiwan is located in a region with high risk of natural hazards, which frequently cause considerable casualties of life and damages to property. Therefore, the government prioritizes the development of science and technology for disaster reduction and emergency preparedness to mitigate the adverse impacts caused by disasters. In July 2003, the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), transitioned from the Program Office of the National Science and Technology Program for Hazard Mitigation (NAPHM), was officially established as a think-tank to the government by providing in-depth suggestions on natural disaster reduction. In 2014, following the restructured framework of the Executive Yuan, NCDR received a new identity, "administrative entity", and is now operated under the supervision of the Ministry of Science and Technology.