Jan-June 2022 DPNet eBulletin


This e-bulletin highlights a series of vital engagements and discussions organized by the DPNet throughout January to June 2022, focusing on enhancing DRR efforts in Nepal. In January 2022, DPNet Nepal organized a Provincial Level Workshop on CSO engagement in DRRM in Pokhara, followed by Subjective Committee Discussion Programs on various sectors. Another CSO engagement workshop occurred in Hetauda. Virtual events on January 18th discussed the role of CSOs in earthquake safety, and subsequent discussions on January 26th, 27th, and 28th focused on Semi-Government, Government, and the private sector, respectively. These initiatives aimed to strengthen collaboration and coordination for disaster risk reduction in Nepal. The two-day National Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (NCDRR) took place at Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, on February 24-25, 2022. Organized by DPNet Nepal in collaboration with various ministries, including MoHA, MoFAGA, MoHP, MoUD, MoFE, and NDRRMA, along with other stakeholders and support from USAID/Tayar, the conference aimed to facilitate learning and sharing in the field of disaster risk reduction.

In March 2022, DPNet Nepal organized a series of disaster risk reduction events, including meetings for the NGO and Media subjective groups, a workshop on private sector involvement, and subjective committee discussions for Academia, Research, and International NGOs. A Sphere Sensitization Program and Private Sector subjective meetings occurred, addressing various aspects of disaster preparedness. These events aimed at enhancing collaboration and coordination in disaster risk reduction efforts. On April 12, 2022, DPNet, in collaboration with NDRRMA, conducted a virtual preparatory meeting for GPDRR 2022, chaired by Dr. Raju Thapa, with 50 participants. On April 25, 2022, NDRRMA organized a program at Hotel Himalaya in coordination with DPNet to mark the 7th Memorial Day of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. The second national NPDRR meeting, coordinated by DPNet, took place in Hotel Himalaya on April 25, 2022. The finalization meeting for Nepal's GPDRR Official Statement was held in Hotel Marriott on April 30, 2022. In May 2022, DPNet hosted a virtual discussion on the Zero Draft GPDRR Position Paper and organized a pre-departure meeting for GPDRR-2022, including Province Level Committee formation. The seventh session of GPDRR occurred in Bali from May 23 to 28, 2022. In June, DPNet celebrated its 26th Anniversary, followed by a GPDRR review meeting, a journalists' orientation on Hydro-meteorological Forecast System, and a preparatory meeting for APMCDRR-2022. These events aimed to enhance disaster risk reduction efforts, coordination, and collaboration in Nepal.


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