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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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DPNet Submits Recommendations to National Planning Commission for the 16th Plan

DPNet has formally presented its comprehensive recommendations to the National Planning Commission (NPC) for inclusion in Nepal's upcoming 16th periodic plan.

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Preparatory Meeting for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023

On October 1, 2023, a preparatory meeting was held for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 in Nepal, with a focus on People with Disabilities (PWD). The meeting took place at the NDRRMA Hall in Singhadurbar and was organized under the banner of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR), coordinated with DPNet.

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DPNet Discussion on the Sixteenth Plan: DRR/CCA Perspectives and Recommendations

On September 24, 2023, DPNet Nepal organized a virtual interaction session titled "DPNet Discussion on the Sixteenth Plan: DRR/CCA Perspectives and Recommendations" using an online platform. The purpose of this session was to deliberate on the "Approach Paper of the Sixteenth Plan (Fiscal Year 2024/25-2028/29)," which has been formulated under the theme of "good governance, social justice, and prosperity" by the National Planning Commission. Additionally, the session served as a platform for experts and stakeholders in the field of DRR to assess the relevance and value of the developed approach paper.

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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
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