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.
On December 5, 2023, DPNet Nepal, in collaboration with USAID Tayar Nepal, organized the Participatory Review and Reflection Workshop of the SUDRIDH Project chaired by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet, the event featured discussions led by Mr. Kshitiz Paudel, Program Coordinator at DPNet, who highlighted the project’s phases and learnings. Ms. Sujata Chhetri Pandey, Sr. Admin/Finance at DPNet, covered the financial aspects of the project. Notable guests included Mr. Kedar Neupane, Former Secretary of the Government of Nepal, Mr. Jaya Narayan Acharya, Joint Secretary from NDRRMA, Mr. Rishi Raj Acharya, Under Secretary from MoFAGA, Mr. Dhruba Khadka, Under Secretary from NDRRMA, Ms. Bandana Kumari K.C., Under Secretary from MoHA, and Ms. Krishna Karkee, Disaster Preparedness and Response Specialist from USAID Tayar Nepal, among others. Additionally, past chairs, advisors of DPNet, and representatives of agencies actively involved in DRR attended the event.
On December 5, 2023, DPNet Nepal, in collaboration with USAID Tayar Nepal, organized an interaction program focusing on the Online Resource Center (ORC) and Virtual Disaster Risk Reduction Platform (VDRR). Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, DPNet Chair, presided over the event. Among the distinguished guests were Mr. Kedar Neupane, Former Secretary at the Government of Nepal, Mr. Khem Raj Paudel, Section Officer from NDRRMA, and Ms. Krishna Karkee, Disaster Preparedness and Response Specialist from USAID Tayar Nepal. Additionally, past chairs, advisors of DPNet, and representatives of agencies actively involved in DRR were present.
On December 1, 2023, DPNet, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), facilitated the delivery of 20,000 hermetic bags to the DAO in Rukum West. In the presence of Mr. Hira Singh Thapa, Coordinator of DPNet Karnali Province, Hon. Sita Kumari Rana, Member of Parliament, she handed over the hermetic bags to Mr. Hari Prasad Panta, CDO of Rukum West and Coordinator of the DDMC in Rukum West. Various government authorities and security personnel were also present at the program.
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