About us

Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNet), established in 1996, stands as a key national umbrella organization dedicated to enhancing disaster management in Nepal through a unified approach involving national and international agencies. The core focus of DPNet is on fostering coordination, collaboration, learning, and sharing of experiences in strengthening disaster management practices. The organization plays a crucial role in knowledge management, capacity building, policy advocacy, and in facilitating networking among government and relevant stakeholders. 

News and Updates

DPNet Koshi Province Committee Formed

On May 12, 2024, a DPNet Koshi Province Committee Formation Meeting was organized by DPNet Nepal at Biratnagar. The meeting was attended by DPNet members of Koshi Province including Nari Biwash Sangh, Bikash Sahajikaran Sanjal, Jalpa Yekikrit Samaj, HUSADEC Nepal, Nepal Gramin Punanirman Sanstha (RRN), Lutheran Samudayik Kalyan Samaj, LWF Nepal, Social Network for Justice and Development (SN-JD), Sahara Nepal, Baal Sewa Samaj along with Dr. Raju Thapa, Chairperson, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Immediate Past President (IPP), Mr. Kedar Neupane, Advisor, Mr. Suraj Gautam, General Secretary and Mr. Harshaman Maharjan, Deputy General Secretary of DPNet Nepal.

Read More

Koshi Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop

On May 12, 2024, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law (MoIAL) in Koshi Province organized the Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop, with collaborative support from DPNet Nepal, Habitat for Humanity Nepal, Nepal Red Cross Society, and SAHARA Nepal. Mr. Laxmi Prasad Poudel, Secretary of MoIAL in Koshi Province, chaired the event, while Minister Ram Bahadur Magar graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The program was facilitated by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, the immediate past president of DPNet. Minister Magar inaugurated the proceedings, which drew the participation of 75 attendees, comprising stakeholders and representatives from various organizations and sectors.

Read More

Discussion Program on Jajarkot Earthquake Recovery

On May 2nd, 2024, DPNet Nepal organized a "Discussion Program on Jajarkot Earthquake Recovery." The program saw the participation of 40 individuals from diverse sectors, including NGOs, INGOs, and government representatives. Key speakers included Dr. Dijan Bhattarai from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Mr. Rishiraj Acharya, the Chief District Officer (CDO) of Jajarkot, Mr. Hari Prasad Pant, the CDO of Rukum West, Mr. Kedar Neupane and Former Secretary of the Government of Nepal. The program was facilitated by Mr. Suraj Gautam, General Secretary of DPNet Nepal.

Read More

DPNet Timeline

  • 2020 Onwards

    • Organized National Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Conducted CHS review reflection and various policy dialogues in federal and provincial level
  • 2016-2020

    • 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
Subscribe for Newsletter

Please subscribe to our Newsletter to stay connected and updated

Our Members