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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.

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DPRP Formulation Meeting Organized in Lalitpur District

Lalitpur, On 7 June, 2023 The District Administrative Office in Lalitpur organized a workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan (DPRP) formulation with the support of DPNet and NSET. The workshop aimed to enhance preplanning of the DPRP and establish a Thematic Group for Lalitpur District. Various stakeholders, including government agencies, security forces, development partners, and private sector entities, participated in the workshop. The presentations highlighted the district's vulnerability to disasters and proposed measures for disaster preparedness, including raising awareness and promoting coordination. Thematic groups were formed, and participants discussed challenges and suggestions for effective planning. The workshop emphasized integrating feedback, coordination between local governments for comprehensive disaster preparedness and response.

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Guest Lecture on Grand Bargain, Localization, and Its Significance in the Humanitarian Field

On 30 May, 2023, DPNet, in collaboration with DiMaNN, NEAR, and Samarpan Academy Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS), organized a guest lecture session on the significance of the Grand Bargain, Localization and its significance in the humanitarian field. The event featured Ms. Sahida Arif, a highly experienced humanitarian and resilience expert, and Regional Representative at NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response).

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Workshop Held on Grand Bargain and National Reference Group in Nepal

LALITPUR, NEPAL - A historic workshop concerning the Grand Bargain and the establishment of a National Reference Group (NRG) was held on May 24, 2023, in Lalitpur. This event was facilitated by DPNet and DiMaNN, partnering with ActionAid Nepal, Tearfund, and NEAR. The workshop was charied by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet and DiMaNN.

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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
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