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Disaster Preparedness Network- Nepal (DPNet-Nepal) is a national umbrella organization of national and international agencies, established in 1996 with an objective of coordination, collaboration, learning and sharing of the experiences and to avoid duplication in emergency response in the country.

DPNet Timeline

  • After 2016

    • Conducted interaction with MPs to formulate DM Act
    • Coordinated among Ministries, AINTGDM and stakeholders for the formulation of NDRRP and NDRRSAP
  • 2011-2015

    • Developed guideline for District Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan
    • Took the responsibility as a Secretariat of NPDRR, chaired by Secretary of MoHA
  • 2006-2010

    • Registered as a legal entity
    • Initiated the publication of Nepal Disaster Report
    • Initiated advocacy for the need of strategic planning
  • 2001-2005

    • Initiated to bridge the gap between Government and stakeholders
    • Initiated advocacy for the need of DM Act
  • 1996-2000

    • Established as loose forum
    • Initiated policy dialogues on DM

News and Updates

Provincial Level Sphere Standard Sensitization Program

Province Level Sphere Standard Sensitization Program was organized by DPNet-Nepal on November 29th 2021. Mr. Omkar Neupane, Under Secretary of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law (MoIAL) delivered welcome remarks. Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet-Nepal shared the objectives of the program, briefly introduced DPNet-Nepal, National Platform for DRR, Sphere Standard implication/implementation and the need of localization of the Standard.

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Sphere Standard Sensitization program, SudurPaschim Dhangadhi

The Sphere Standard Sensitization program was organized for Sudur Paschim by DPNet-Nepal.  The program was chaired by Mr. Biswadip Besra, Under Secretary, OCMPM, MOIL. The welcome speech was given by Mr. Harsha Man Maharjan, Deputy General Secretary of DPNet. The presentation from MoIAL was given by Mr. Laxmi Prasad Joshi, DRR Focal person of Sudurpaschim Province.

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Interaction program on the Role of the Private Sector in International Coordination and Disaster Management.

The interaction program on the Role of the Private Sector in International Coordination and Disaster Management was organized by DPNet under USAID/Tayar’s Chhemata Avibridhhi (Capacity enhancement for DRR&M)

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