On December 21, 2023, DPNet Nepal organized a meeting in Bardibas, Mahottari of Madhesh Province, to establish the DPNet Province Level Committee in Madhesh Province. The meeting, attended by DPNet members from Madhesh Province, was chaired by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, the Chair of DPNet, with Mr. Harshaman Maharjan, Deputy General Secretary of DPNet Central Committee, attending as the guest for the program.
During the meeting, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa explained the organizational structures and activities of DPNet to the participants. He highlighted DPNet’s essential role as the National Platform for DRR secretariat at the federal level. Emphasizing the need for collaboration among Madhesh Province members, Mr. Thapa stressed the importance of strengthening disaster risk reduction and management within the province.
Following a constructive discussion and the members’ commitment to collective efforts, the Province Level Committee in Madhesh Province was formed. The appointed positions include Mr. Nagdev Yadav, CDAFN as Coordinator, Mr. Om Prakash Thakar, Dalit Janjati Utthan Kendra as Co-coordinator, Mr. Dev Bilash Yadav, PN Nepal as Secretary, Ms. Jamuna Pokharel, RYC as Vice-Secretary, Mr. Nagendra Sah, Unnat Nepal as Treasurer, and Mr. Suraj Pandit, Arundaya Yuwa Club, Mr. Bijay Sah, NCDMC, Mr. Saroj Kumar Yadav, NCDC, Ms. Manju Kumari Yadav, SDRC, Ms. Sima Koirala, Rural Women Upliftment Sarlahi, and Mr. Sukdev Chaudary, KVS Saptari as members.
Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa extended congratulations to the newly appointed coordinator and committee members, as well as all participants, commending their dedication to collaborate closely with provincial-level stakeholders to effectively enhance disaster risk reduction efforts across the Madhesh province.