On February 28, 2024, DPNet hosted a virtual discussion program in preparation for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR), 2024, using the Zoom platform. This online gathering, chaired by DPNet Chair, Surya Bahadur Thapa, and with the contextual matter of APMCDRR Preparations set by Vice Chair Dr. Raju Thapa, drew participation from 40 attendees.
In a virtual event held on 19th February 2024 in support of UN FAO, the DPNet shared the aftermath and recovery efforts following the devastating Jajarkot earthquake. This online gathering, chaired by DPNet Chair, Surya Bahadur Thapa, and with the contextual stage set by Vice Chair Dr. Raju Thapa, drew participation from 64 attendees, highlighting the urgency and importance of post disaster review in the wake of recent Jajarkot earthquake.
On February 15, 2024, the World Social Forum was inaugurated in Nepal. The event last for five days from February 15 to 19 in Bhrikutimandap Kathmandu. In the present context where the global community is currently coping with a multifaceted crisis encompassing environmental issues, food insecurity, epidemics, natural disasters, poverty, inequality, discrimination, and intensifying violence and conflict worldwide.
From February 7th 2024, DPNet conducted week long field visit to assess the ongoing recovery challenges in earthquake affected area. Nearly after three and half months of the devastating earthquake struck on November field visit was conducted in the leadership of DPNet Chair Surya Bahadur Thapa aling with with Dr. Meen Bahadur Poudyal Chhetri and Dr. Sushila Paudel.
On January 16, 2024, Earthquake Safety Day (ESD) was organized ESD National Committee, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal, under the theme "Let’s promote local materials and technologies for earthquake-resilient structures."
On January 2, 2024, NDRRMA under the coordination of DPNet Nepal organized a program to standardize the existing Relief Data Tracker Form. The event saw participation from various stakeholders, including representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), the Association of International NGOs (AIN), UN agencies and various relevant organizations.