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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.

DPNet Timeline

  • After 2016

    • Conducted interaction with MPs to formulate DM Act
    • Coordinated among Ministries, AINTGDM and stakeholders for the formulation of NDRRP and NDRRSAP
  • 2011-2015

    • Developed guideline for District Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan
    • Took the responsibility as a Secretariat of NPDRR, chaired by Secretary of MoHA
  • 2006-2010

    • Registered as a legal entity
    • Initiated the publication of Nepal Disaster Report
    • Initiated advocacy for the need of strategic planning
  • 2001-2005

    • Initiated to bridge the gap between Government and stakeholders
    • Initiated advocacy for the need of DM Act
  • 1996-2000

    • Established as loose forum
    • Initiated policy dialogues on DM

News and Updates

Sphere Standard Discussion and Sphere Handbook Hand Over Program
  2021-12-30

Dr. Raju Thapa, Vice Chair of DPNet and Coordinator of Sphere Nepal has handed over 800 copies of Sphere Handbook to the Secretary of Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) in 'Sphere Standard Discussion and Sphere Handbook Hand Over Program'.

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Online Resource Center and Virtual DRR Platform Review and Planning Virtual Meeting
  2021-12-30

The Online Resource Center and Virtual DRR Platform Review and Planning Virtual Meeting program was organized by DPNet Nepal on December 30, 2021 virtually.

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Workshop on Sphere Companion Standards Translation in Nepali
  2021-12-26

The Workshop on Sphere Companion Standards Translation in Nepali was organized by DPNet on December 26, 2021 in Kathmandu. The program was chaired by DPNet Chairperson, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa. On the occasion, Mr. Pallav Pant, Chairperson of Atullya Foundation handed over the 'Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR)' Handbook to DPNet Nepal.

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