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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.

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Lessons Learned and Future Directions from Jajajrkot Field Visit

In a virtual event held on 19th February 2024 in support of UN FAO, the DPNet shared the aftermath and recovery efforts following the devastating Jajarkot earthquake. This online gathering, chaired by DPNet Chair, Surya Bahadur Thapa, and with the contextual stage set by Vice Chair Dr. Raju Thapa, drew participation from 64 attendees, highlighting the urgency and importance of post disaster review in the wake of recent Jajarkot earthquake.

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DPNet jointly marched in a rally at the World Social Forum

On February 15, 2024, the World Social Forum was inaugurated in Nepal. The event last for five days from February 15 to 19 in Bhrikutimandap Kathmandu. In the present context where the global community is currently coping with a multifaceted crisis encompassing environmental issues, food insecurity, epidemics, natural disasters, poverty, inequality, discrimination, and intensifying violence and conflict worldwide.

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DPNet Conducted Field Visit to Assess Earthquake Recovery Efforts.

From February 7th 2024, DPNet conducted week long field visit to assess the ongoing recovery challenges in earthquake affected area. Nearly after three and half months of the devastating earthquake struck on November field visit was conducted in the leadership of DPNet Chair Surya Bahadur Thapa aling with with Dr. Meen Bahadur Poudyal Chhetri and Dr. Sushila Paudel.

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DPNet Timeline

  • 2020 Onwards

    • Organized National Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Conducted CHS review reflection and various policy dialogues in federal and provincial level
  • 2016-2020

    • 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
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