Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)

Volume 1 Number 1 (2009)

doi: 10.3850/S179392402009000052

Disaster Management and Development in Bangladesh: Education Perspective

Fuad H. Mallicka and Mohammad Aminur Rahmanb
Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management BRAC University,
66 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.


Natural disasters are considered as an impediment to development. The consequences of disasters may stop or slow down the development both locally and globally.While disasters are a threat to sustainable development, sometimes the conventional development approaches are also responsible for inducing disaster risks. This paper is intended to underscore the need for disaster oriented development approaches for sustained development, and call for the incorporation of disaster management education into development studies and vice versa for proper understanding of related issues.

Keywords: Disaster management; Development; Education.

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