Interaction program on Establishing Media Beats Dedicated to DRR and International Lightening Safety Day

On June 28, 2024, DPNet Nepal organized an interaction program on Establishing Media Beats Dedicated to DRR and International Lightening Safety Day. The discussion program was attended by prominent media personalities, NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders. The program was facilitated by DPNet IPP, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa. Mr. Thapa explains that the interaction session aims for strategic planning meeting for DRR media beats as well as International Lightning Day. He stressed the current ongoing issues such as heat waves, monsoons, floods, and landslides. Mr. Thapa emphasized the role of the media in raising awareness, sensitizing the public, and informing authorities.

APMCDRR Preparatory Meeting-2024

On July 2nd 2024, DPNet Nepal organized a virtual program for the APMCDRR Preparatory Meeting. The meeting was graced by the presence of Mr. Anil Pokhrel, Executive Chief of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), and Dr. Bhisma Kumar Bhusal, Chief of the Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA)a and was attended by various stakeholders and member organizations of DPNet with about 60 participants.

Madhesh Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop

On June 18, 2024, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Communication, and Law of Madhesh Province organized a workshop on the "Madhesh Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081" at Mithila Yatri Niwas, Janakpurdham, with support from DPNet and other partners. The event, chaired by Mr. Birendra Kumar Yadav and attended by Chief Minister Satish Kumar Singh, involved 94 participants from various sectors. The workshop aimed to discuss strategies for monsoon preparedness and response. Key presentations highlighted past monsoon-related disasters, current efforts, and future plans. Emphasis was placed on collaboration, risk assessment, early warning systems, community involvement, and sustainable practices. The importance of training youth in disaster management was also stressed. The workshop concluded with commitments to refine and implement the Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan based on feedback received.

Discussion Program on Establishment Day of DPNet Nepal

On June 7, 2024, DPNet Nepal organized the DPNet Nepal's 28th Anniversary program via a virtual Zoom meeting. The program was attended by more than 60 participants. Mr. Suraj Gautam, General Secretary, DPNet Nepal moderated the event and welcomed all participants. The event was chaired by Dr. Raju Thapa, chairperson of DPNet Nepal.

DPNet Koshi Province Committee Formed

On May 12, 2024, a DPNet Koshi Province Committee Formation Meeting was organized by DPNet Nepal at Biratnagar. The meeting was attended by DPNet members of Koshi Province including Nari Biwash Sangh, Bikash Sahajikaran Sanjal, Jalpa Yekikrit Samaj, HUSADEC Nepal, Nepal Gramin Punanirman Sanstha (RRN), Lutheran Samudayik Kalyan Samaj, LWF Nepal, Social Network for Justice and Development (SN-JD), Sahara Nepal, Baal Sewa Samaj along with Dr. Raju Thapa, Chairperson, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Immediate Past President (IPP), Mr. Kedar Neupane, Advisor, Mr. Suraj Gautam, General Secretary and Mr. Harshaman Maharjan, Deputy General Secretary of DPNet Nepal.

Koshi Province Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop

On May 12, 2024, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law (MoIAL) in Koshi Province organized the Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081 Workshop, with collaborative support from DPNet Nepal, Habitat for Humanity Nepal, Nepal Red Cross Society, and SAHARA Nepal. Mr. Laxmi Prasad Poudel, Secretary of MoIAL in Koshi Province, chaired the event, while Minister Ram Bahadur Magar graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The program was facilitated by Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, the immediate past president of DPNet. Minister Magar inaugurated the proceedings, which drew the participation of 75 attendees, comprising stakeholders and representatives from various organizations and sectors.