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.
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.
On May 15, 2023, DPNet Nepal organized a policy dialogue to assess the effectiveness of the Early Warning System (EWS) in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM). Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairperson of DPNet, presided over the event, which was attended by notable figures including Dr. Gangalal Tuladhar, a National Council for DRRM member and Former Education Minister, who served as the Chief Guest. Prof. Dr. Bishal Nath Uprety, President of NCDM, underscored the pressing need for a comprehensive multi-hazard early warning system, with a specific focus on earthquake early warnings, and emphasized the significance of formulating an instrumentation policy for the EWS. Ms. Archana Shrestha, a Senior Divisional Meteorologist at DHM, shared invaluable insights and experiences regarding hydro-meteorological advisory initiatives.
On May 8, 2023, the Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNet) organized a Policy Dialogue session titled "Psychosocial Counselling Service to the Disaster-affected People” with financial and technical support from USAID/Tayar Nepal.
Geneva, April 2023: DPNet and DiMaNN Team participated in the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) in Geneva from 24th to 28th April, a global event that facilitates collaboration and learning among humanitarian aid workers.
On April 26, 2023, Disaster Preparedness Network- Nepal (DPNet) hosted an information session about the International Training Programme - Disaster Risk Management.