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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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DPNet Organizes Revision Discussion on Core Humanitarian Standard with Nepal Stakeholders

On February 3rd, 2023, DPNet organized a revision discussion on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) in support of OXFAM Nepal. The discussion aimed to gather input from 70 stakeholders in the Nepal humanitarian sector and government agencies on the revision of the CHS.

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DPNet's 14th General Assembly Held

The Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet) held its 14th General Assembly at the Everest Hotel in Baneshwor, Kathmandu on January 20, 2023.

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Nepal Successfully Localizes Sphere Standard with Massive Efforts and Innovative Techniques

Sphere Regional Focal Point meeting was held in Bangkok from 4th to 9th Decemer 2022, where the DPNet Vice Chair and Coordinator of Sphere Nepal shared Nepal's tremendous efforts in localizing and institutionalizing Sphere Standards.

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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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