DPNet has formally presented its comprehensive recommendations to the National Planning Commission (NPC) for inclusion in Nepal's upcoming 16th periodic plan.
On October 1, 2023, a preparatory meeting was held for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 in Nepal, with a focus on People with Disabilities (PWD). The meeting took place at the NDRRMA Hall in Singhadurbar and was organized under the banner of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR), coordinated with DPNet.
On September 24, 2023, DPNet Nepal organized a virtual interaction session titled "DPNet Discussion on the Sixteenth Plan: DRR/CCA Perspectives and Recommendations" using an online platform. The purpose of this session was to deliberate on the "Approach Paper of the Sixteenth Plan (Fiscal Year 2024/25-2028/29)," which has been formulated under the theme of "good governance, social justice, and prosperity" by the National Planning Commission. Additionally, the session served as a platform for experts and stakeholders in the field of DRR to assess the relevance and value of the developed approach paper.
On September 15, 2023, DPNet-Nepal organized the National Dialogue on Disaster Management Policies. The event was initiated by Mr. Kshitiz Paudel, Program coordinator of DPNet Nepal welcoming all participants. The event, chaired by Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting Chairperson of DPNet, was attended by representatives from government agencies including Mr. Tulsi Prasad Dahal, MoHA, Mr. Somnath Gautam, MoICS and other personalities from Nepal Police, Nepal Army, NBI, NRCS, NIA, FNCCI, Blue Diamond Society, Shikhar Insurance Co. Ltd., ADCCN, IGFF, ARSOW, FWDN, NCDM, and DiMaNN.
DPNet Nepal conducted a Policy Dialogue to Engage Non-Governmental Stakeholders for Coordinated Disaster Risk Management on September 7, 2023. The event aimed to enhance collaboration and engagement of the private sector, international NGOs, local communities, and other stakeholders for promoting a sustainable and resilient approach to disaster response and recovery and develop a recommendation paper for mobilizing stakeholders for coordinated disaster response. The event witnessed representatives from NDRRMA, INGO/NGOs, Academia, and the Private Sector.
Makwanpur - DPNet Team, under the leadership of Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting President of DPNet, recently had a productive meeting with Hon. Ganga Narayan Shrestha, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Law (MoIAL) of Bagmati Province. The discussion centered on critical DRR issues in the region, adopting a collaborative and forward-looking approach.