The Disaster Preparedness Network (DP Net)’s Gandaki Provincial Meeting took place at the MSTC Hall in INF Complex, Simpani, Pokhara, on 27 March 2024.

The meeting served as a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration. The meeting attendees exchanged ideas on strengthening disaster preparedness efforts in Gandaki Province.

Krishna Adhikari, Executive Director of INF Nepal, welcomed the member attendees while Surya Bahadur Thapa, the Immediate Past President of DP Net Centre Committee, shared the objective of DP Net.

The DP Net Gandaki Province members included representatives from diverse organisations such as the Immediate & Past President of the DP Net Centre Committee, NGO Federation of Gandaki and Kaski, Aama Milan Kendra, INSEC Pokhara, Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN), and INF Nepal.

INF Nepal and ACN shared their recent experiences and lessons learned from their disaster response efforts in the aftermath of the Jajarkot Earthquake. Their insights provided valuable guidance on effective disaster response practices, contributing to the collective efforts to enhance disaster preparedness in the Gandaki region.

The meeting highlighted DP Net’s role in facilitating collaboration among organisations, including government institutions and fostering shared experiences and strategies for disaster preparedness and response.

Hari Bandhu Aryal, DRR Technical Coordinator of INF Nepal, facilitated the meeting.