Social Capital and Good Governance—A Nexus for Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Bangladesh

  • Khan Rubayet Rahaman
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)


This paper summarizes the good practice and lessons learned from the recent cyclone disasters and water surge events from the coastal areas of Bangladesh and reveals how people could facilitate the resilience based on governance and existing chain of social capital. The research identifies that social capital plays important role to boost up resilience based on volunteering and community sense of togetherness along with effective governance system from central to local government. The outcome of the research brings an example which can be adopted for increasing resilience of community while experiencing other natural disasters in particular to earth quake and mud slides. At the same time, the study also brings ideas how remotely sensed data can provide time to time information after disaster period to rebuild the community without investing much money and through the blessings of technology.


Social capital Disaster Governance Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geomatics EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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