National Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (NCDRR)

NCDRR - Day 1

The first day of NCDRR was started with opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Acting Chair of DPNet Dr. Raju Thapa whereas Mr. Tek Narayan Pandey, the Secretary of MoHA attended the program as a Chief Guest. Dr. Roshan Pokhrel, Secretary of MoHP and senior officials from other ministries and USAID were the Guest of Honor. The Chief Guest Mr. Pandey also launched the Online Resource Centre (ORC) [can be visited at] and Virtual Discussion Platform [can be visited at] of the DPNet. After inaugural session, altogether, 6 papers presented and sessions coordinators were instrumental in facilitating the sessions, whereas moderator and session chairs steered the sessions and also summarized the session outputs. The first day of the conference formally closed after the announcement of the essay competition result. Please visit for more details.