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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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Koshi Flood Emergency Discussion
  2022-08-07

DPNet has organized a discussion on rainfall triggered Sptakoshi flood which effects more than 2500 households in Sunsari district’s Barahkhetra Municipality and Udaypur districts Bekla Municipality. 

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APMCDRR Participation Preparatory Discussion Meeting
  2022-07-12

The APMCDRR Participation Preparatory Discussion Meeting organized by DPNet Nepal on 12th July, 2022 virtually. Dr. Raju Thapa, Acting Chair of DPNet facilitated the program

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Media Engagement on Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Systems for Reducing Disaster Risk in Nepal
  2022-07-10

The program entitled Media Engagement on Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Systems for Reducing Disaster Risk in Nepal was coordinated by DPNet-Nepal with the financial and technical support of Flood Resilience Alliance members Mercy Corps and Practical Action on 10th June, 2022.

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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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