National Dialogue on Disaster Management Policies

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.

Policy Dialogue to Engage Non-Governmental Stakeholders for Coordinated Disaster Risk Management

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.

DPNet Team Meet with MoIAL Minister of Bagmati Province

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.

Provincial DRR Policy Implementation and Learning Program at Bagmati Province

Makwanpur, September 5, 2023 - DPNet-Nepal organized an event aimed at enhancing Disaster Risk Governance, Inclusion, and Accountability in Bagmati Province, Nepal. The event was chaired by Mr. Dhruba Gaida, Secretary, MoIAL, Bagmati Province while Hon. Ganga Narayan Shrestha, Minister of Internal Affairs and Law, Bagmati Province was a Chief Guest. and Mr. Ghanshyam Upadhyaye, Chief Secretary at Bagmati Province as Special Guest along with Mr. Netra Prasad Sharma, Deputy CDO of the Makwanpur District, Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting Chair of DPNet Nepal, and representatives from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepal Red Cross Society and NGOs working in Bagmati Province.

Formation of DPNet Bagmati Province Committee

On September 5, 2023, a DPNet Province Level Committee formation meeting was organized by DPNet Nepal at Hetauda, Makwanpur of Bagmati Province. The meeting was attended by DPNet members of Bagmati Province including Center for Community Development, Nepal (CCDN), National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (NDRC), Women and Child Development Forum Nepal (WCDF), Nepal Centre for Disaster Management (NCDM), National Disaster Management Network of Nepal (DiMaNN), Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN), Kritipur Volunteer Society(KVS) along with Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting Chair and Mr. Kedar Neupane, Advisor of DPNet Central Committee.

Policy Dialogue on Disaster Risk Reduction Policies

On August 24, 2023, DPNet Nepal organized a significant discussion session focused on the hybrid model in Policy Dialogue on Disaster Risk Reduction policies. Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting Chair of DPNet Nepal, presided over the program, which featured a keynote presentation by Mr. Pradip Koirala, Joint Secretary of the Government of Nepal and Former Chief of the Disaster and Conflict Management Division at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). Distinguished guests in attendance included Mr. Tulsi Prasad Dahal, Chief of Disaster Study Risk Reduction and Recovery Section at MoHA, Mr. Santosh Gurung, Lieutenant Colonel of the Nepal Army, Mr. Dambar B.K, Senior Superintendent of Police in Nepal Police, Mr. Amit Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police in APF, Mr. Rudra Adhikari, Joint Director at NRCS, Mr. Herve Gazeau, Program Coordinator with IFRC, Mr. Tirtha Raj Joshi, Deputy Chief of Party from USAID’s Tayar, in addition to representatives from UN agencies, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.