Disaster Preparedness Network- Nepal (DPNet-Nepal) is a national umbrella organization of national and international agencies, established in 1996 with an objective of coordination, collaboration, learning and sharing of the experiences and to avoid duplication in emergency response in the country. Since its establishment, the network is working in the field of Disaster Management focusing on knowledge management, capacity building policy advocacy and coordination and networking with government agencies and relevant stakeholders. With reference to the new federal structure of the country, DPNet-Nepal is extending its secretariat in all provinces, through its member organizations.
DPNet-Nepal has unique relation with the Government of Nepal especially with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to bridge the gap between governmental and non-governmental agencies in the field of disaster management. As a Secretariat of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) chaired by the Secretary of MoHA, DPNet-Nepal aims to bring the DRR stakeholders in the common platform for the effective preparedness and disaster management in Nepal. DPNet Nepal facilitates to bring all the governmental and non-governmental institutions in a single umbrella to address the disaster related issues in Nepal.
It has played vital role through policy advocacy to introduce long awaited Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act and worked rigorously to support the whole process of recently adopted Disaster Risk Reduction National Policy 2018 and Disaster Risk Reduction National Strategic Action Plan (2018-2030). At present DPNet-Nepal have 110 institutional and life members