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Can Disasters Help to Improve a Country's Economy
Publish Date : Mon, 01 Dec 2008

The e-discussion topic ‘Can disasters help to improve a country's

economy?’ was posted on the Asia Pacific Mountain Network

discussion list [mf-asiapacific] in reference to an article by Drake

Bennett, which appeared on the Boston Globe website on 6 July

2008 with the heading ‘How disasters help: Natural disasters can

give a boost to the countries where they occur – and sometimes,

the more the better’

MF/APMN members from 7 to 18 July 2008 sharing valuable

information and ideas. Contributions came from a wide range of

professionals from research institutions, academia, development

and rehabilitation organisations, NGOs, and civil society.

1. A total of 32 contributions were received from

First Consultative Panel Meeting (19-21 May 2002)

Development of a Framework for Regional Cooperation in Flood Forecasting and Information Exchange in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region


Regional Cooperation for Flood Disaster Mitigation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas

A four-day meeting was held from 15th - 18th May 2001 in Kathmandu to discuss a Framework for Flood Forecasting in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) Region. The meeting attracted over 60 high-level government officials and experts from six countries of the HKH region, viz., Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan and international experts on floods and flood forecasting.