The Special Topic Group (STG) on Young Professionals in DRR and Climate Change (http://ancst.org/special-topic-group-on-young-professionals-in-drr-and-climate-change/) is coordinated by Dr. Nurfashareena Muhamad of the International Centre of Excellence Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (ICoE-SEADPRI-UKM). The STG encompasses existing networks and regional initiatives devoted to disseminating knowledge and building capacity through research and education on DRR and climate change. Activities implemented by STG include workshops and training, joint research, exchange of research findings, among others. The STG incubated and launched U-INSPIRE Malaysia @ UKM, the platform that aims to mobilise youth and young professionals in the country on disaster risk reduction and climate change, which now links to a significant network of active youth groups in the region. With mutual aims to advance science and technology, the STG and U-INSPIRE Malaysia @ UKM will move together to support local level implementation of the Sendai Framework on DRR.