ICONPO VIII was held on July 28 -29, 2018 at VIT University, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu India in Hotel Raj Park, Alwarpet, Chennai Tamil Nadu State, India with the themes  “Policy, Public Affairs, Disaster Governance: Building Effective Collaborative Partnership.” The ICONPO VIII invites research papers that explore conceptual analysis, design implementation, evaluation and sharing practical solution on governance issues. Meanwhile, this event, the committee of APSPA also have a meeting to the next ICONPO IX that will be held on July 2019 at  Khon Kaen University (KKU) Thailand.