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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. 

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Interaction program on Establishing Media Beats Dedicated to DRR and International Lightening Safety Day

On June 28, 2024, DPNet Nepal organized an interaction program on Establishing Media Beats Dedicated to DRR and International Lightening Safety Day. The discussion program was attended by prominent media personalities, NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders. The program was facilitated by DPNet IPP, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa. Mr. Thapa explains that the interaction session aims for strategic planning meeting for DRR media beats as well as International Lightning Day. He stressed the current ongoing issues such as heat waves, monsoons, floods, and landslides. Mr. Thapa emphasized the role of the media in raising awareness, sensitizing the public, and informing authorities.

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APMCDRR Preparatory Meeting-2024

On July 2nd 2024, DPNet Nepal organized a virtual program for the APMCDRR Preparatory Meeting. The meeting was graced by the presence of Mr. Anil Pokhrel, Executive Chief of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), and Dr. Bhisma Kumar Bhusal, Chief of the Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA)a and was attended by various stakeholders and member organizations of DPNet with about 60 participants.

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Madhesh Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop

On June 18, 2024, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Communication, and Law of Madhesh Province organized a workshop on the "Madhesh Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081" at Mithila Yatri Niwas, Janakpurdham, with support from DPNet and other partners. The event, chaired by Mr. Birendra Kumar Yadav and attended by Chief Minister Satish Kumar Singh, involved 94 participants from various sectors. The workshop aimed to discuss strategies for monsoon preparedness and response. Key presentations highlighted past monsoon-related disasters, current efforts, and future plans. Emphasis was placed on collaboration, risk assessment, early warning systems, community involvement, and sustainable practices. The importance of training youth in disaster management was also stressed. The workshop concluded with commitments to refine and implement the Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan based on feedback received.

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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
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