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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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Workshop Held on Grand Bargain and National Reference Group in Nepal

LALITPUR, NEPAL - A historic workshop concerning the Grand Bargain and the establishment of a National Reference Group (NRG) was held on May 24, 2023, in Lalitpur. This event was facilitated by DPNet and DiMaNN, partnering with ActionAid Nepal, Tearfund, and NEAR. The workshop was charied by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet and DiMaNN.

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Shaping Disaster Response with Technological Innovation

In a collaborative effort, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet) unveiled the Resilience Assessment and Adaptation for Critical InfrastructurE (RA2CE) tool on May 19th, 2023, aimed at improving emergency responses in Nepal. The tool, developed by Deltares and WFP Nepal, mitigates delays in disaster response due to a lack of road accessibility information.

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DPNet Organizes a Policy Dialogue on “Effectiveness of Early Warning System in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management”

On May 15, 2023, DPNet, in collaboration with USAID/Tayar, organized a policy dialogue to assess the effectiveness of the Early Warning System (EWS) in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).

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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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