Lalitpur, On 7 June, 2023 The District Administrative Office in Lalitpur organized a workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan (DPRP) formulation with the support of DPNet and NSET. The workshop aimed to enhance preplanning of the DPRP and establish a Thematic Group for Lalitpur District. Various stakeholders, including government agencies, security forces, development partners, and private sector entities, participated in the workshop. The presentations highlighted the district's vulnerability to disasters and proposed measures for disaster preparedness, including raising awareness and promoting coordination. Thematic groups were formed, and participants discussed challenges and suggestions for effective planning. The workshop emphasized integrating feedback, coordination between local governments for comprehensive disaster preparedness and response.
On 30 May, 2023, DPNet, in collaboration with DiMaNN, NEAR, and Samarpan Academy Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS), organized a guest lecture session on the significance of the Grand Bargain, Localization and its significance in the humanitarian field. The event featured Ms. Sahida Arif, a highly experienced humanitarian and resilience expert, and Regional Representative at NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response).
LALITPUR, NEPAL - A historic workshop concerning the Grand Bargain and the establishment of a National Reference Group (NRG) was held on May 24, 2023, in Lalitpur. This event was facilitated by DPNet and DiMaNN, partnering with ActionAid Nepal, Tearfund, and NEAR. The workshop was charied by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet and DiMaNN.
In a collaborative effort, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet) unveiled the Resilience Assessment and Adaptation for Critical InfrastructurE (RA2CE) tool on May 19th, 2023, aimed at improving emergency responses in Nepal. The tool, developed by Deltares and WFP Nepal, mitigates delays in disaster response due to a lack of road accessibility information.
On May 15, 2023, DPNet, in collaboration with USAID/Tayar, organized a policy dialogue to assess the effectiveness of the Early Warning System (EWS) in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).
On May 8, 2023, the Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNet) organized a Policy Dialogue session titled "Psychosocial Counselling Service to the Disaster-affected People” with financial and technical support from USAID/Tayar Nepal.