Jul-Aug 2023 DPNet eBulletin


DPNet, in collaboration with USAID’s Tayar Nepal and other stakeholders, has undertaken various initiatives and collaborations between July and August 2023 to strengthen disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) across Nepal. These efforts encompassed discussions, committee formations, and program implementations aimed at enhancing resilience, policy effectiveness, and community engagement in disaster management. On July 17, 2023, DPNet and USAID’s Tayar Nepal organized a Market System Resilience Policy Dialogue. This event brought together government agencies, the private sector, and development partners to discuss the importance of diversity, flexibility, and adaptability in market systems for DRRM, integrating private sector efforts into disaster management.

A virtual session was held on July 31 to address the spread of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) among cattle, discussing its impact on agriculture and dairy production. Government measures, including vaccine distribution, were highlighted, along with the need for effective management and relief efforts for affected farmers. On August 4, 2023, a Policy Dialogue for Disaster Risk Transfer and Financing explored proactive measures for disaster preparedness, emphasizing the role of insurance in disaster risk management and discussing strategies for comprehensive policies. Another dialogue on August 7 focused on Multi-Level Disaster Risk Governance, stressing clear role delineation, accountability, and coordination among government tiers, alongside integration into development planning.

DPNet established provincial committees in Lumbini Province (August 11) and Karnali Province (August 13) to enhance collaboration and strengthen DRRM efforts at the provincial level. Events in these provinces reviewed DRRM implementation progress, discussed challenges, and offered recommendations for improving disaster governance. On August 18, a discussion explored Standards for Effective Agricultural Disaster Response (SEADS), emphasizing alignment with crop practices and preservation of indigenous seed systems amidst socioeconomic and climatic changes. Concluding the series, a Policy Dialogue on Disaster Risk Reduction Policies on August 24 evaluated and enhanced DRR policies, addressing implementation gaps, role duplication, and advocating for streamlined approaches and inclusivity. Throughout these initiatives, DPNet has demonstrated a commitment to fostering resilient communities, enhancing policy effectiveness, and promoting collaborative efforts in disaster risk reduction and management across Nepal. The e-bulletin highlights DPNet's proactive stance in addressing challenges and building capacities to mitigate disaster impacts.


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