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DPNet Koshi Province Committee Formed
  2024-05-12

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.

Koshi Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop
  2024-05-12

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.

Discussion Program on Jajarkot Earthquake Recovery
  2024-05-02

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.

Discussion Program on Recent Fire Incidents in Nepal
  2024-04-22

DPNet organized a virtual discussion program on April 22, 2024, on Recent Fire Incidents in Nepal. The event was participated by 60 plus stakeholders, including government, I/NGOs, and Media. The program was chaired by Dr. Raju Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet. Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Immediate Past President of DPNet, welcome participants who highlight the ongoing fires, stressing their detrimental effects on lives, assets, and the environment, including biodiversity loss. Mr. Thapa acknowledged that, under the leadership of NDRRMA, development agencies could effectively coordinate and collaborate moving forward. He emphasized that, based on the insights gathered from this program, a way forward could be determined.

Discussion Program on Insights from Gorkha and Jajarkot Earthquakes and Cost Effective Housing Solution
  2024-04-18

On April 18, 2024, DPNet Nepal organized an event on Discussion Program on Insights from Gorkha and Jajarkot Earthquakes and Cost Effective Housing Solution on the Technical and financial support of Habitat for Humanity, at the Alfa House, Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The event was chaired by Dr. Raju Thapa, DPNet Chairperson. The program was honored by the presence of officials from the government such as Dr. Dijan Bhattarai, National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), Mr. Santosh Kumar Khatri from the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), and representatives from various organizations working on DRR.

Discussion Program on Strengthening Disaster Communication through Media and Information Sharing on Heat Wave
  2024-04-05

On April 5th, 2024, DPNet organized a significant discussion program titled "Strengthening Disaster Communication through Media and Information Sharing on Heatwave." This program was conducted in a hybrid format with financial and technical support from the Start Fund Network- FOREWARN and the Institute of Himalayan Risk Reduction (IHRR). Dr. Raju Thapa, Chair of DPNet, chaired the program, which was attended by distinguished guests including Mr. Kedar Neupane, Former Secretary of the Government of Nepal, Mr. Prakash Adhikari from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Dr. Samir Adhikari from the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Mr. Govind Kumar Jha from the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Mr. Niroj Sapkota from Start Fund Nepal, as well as representatives from stakeholder organizations and members of the media.