APMCDRR Participation Preparatory Discussion Meeting

  Jul 14, 2022

The APMCDRR Participation Preparatory Discussion Meeting organized by DPNet Nepal on 12th July, 2022 virtually. Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting Chair of DPNet facilitated the program whereas Mr. Anil Pokhrel, Executive Chief of NDRRMA, Mr. Pradip Kumar Koirala, Chief of Disaster and Conflict Management Division, Ms. Anita Niroula Joint Secretary of NDRRMA and Mr. Rishi Raj Acharya, Under Secretary of MoFAGA were the representatives from the Government instituion. 76 participants from different organizations and individuals joined the program.

Major Highlights
Dr. Raju Thapa shared the presentation about the Asia- Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) 2022. The conference is going to be organized on 19-22nd September, 2022 in Australia. The presentation included the themes and cross cutting themes including the working, ignite, market and learning labs. This time DPNet as NPDRR secretariat, Youth Innovation Labs and MGCY will organize Market Place and Atullya Foundation, Mercy Corps (Zurich Flood Alliance) and Dr. Raju Thapa will have an ignite stage in the conference. The basket fund for this event was created under NPDRR Secretariat to support various activities related to APMCDRR. The timeline for registration deadline is 31st August, 2022 and international delegates are requested to apply 8 to 10 weeks before the conference.

Major Comments:
Mr. Sanjay Sharma
How will the conference be inclusive in nature?

Mr. Dilli P. Poudel from SIAS
Is there any chance of doing collaboration with an already accepted market place/ignite stage in the conference?

Mr. Jagdish Kharel
What are the provisions for formation of a preparatory committee? And what are the contents and who will take ownership of the video?

Dr. Raju Thapa (comments incorporated)
The participation from Nepal will all be inclusive in nature and follow ‘no one leaves behind’ approach, so the position paper and official statement has been prepared / will be finalized with the interaction of a wide range of stakeholders. The market place from Nepal will be portrayed as single Nepal’s DRRM contents and every participant from Nepal can contribute to it. 10 to 15-minute-long DRR related videos will be prepared to display in the marketplace.

Mr. Pradip Kumar Koirala
This time NEOC and NDRRMA small team will join APMCDRR. This time also the official statement and position paper will be prepared same way as GPDRR accommodating wider stakeholders. Market Place should be in collaborative way so that it would not be hectic. The pre departure consultation should be organized well and share everything in it so that there would be better understanding. The lesson learned from GPDRR should be incorporated in this APMCDRR.  DPNet has coordinated well by forming the Basket fund so everyone should support this as possible.

Mr. Anil Pokhrel
Thanked Dr. Raju Thapa for coordinating. The market place from Nepal should be on collaborative way and the basket fund created from NPDRR secretariat is supporting APMCDRR event from Nepal, so it would be better if donor agencies supported the basket fund.

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