Established in 1996, Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DPNet-Nepal) is a national network of organizations and professionals working in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Nepal. The DPNet-Nepal began its work on DRR as a loose network in the year 1996 through the initiations of like-minded institutions, organizations and professionals. It was envisaged as a national level platform that serves for coordination, capacity building, advocacy and knowledge dissemination for DRR in Nepal. It got official recognition after being registered with the District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu under the Organization Registration Act 2034. It is also affiliated in the Social Welfare Council.
DPNet-Nepal is envisioned to reduce the disaster risk in the country by working together with the partners and its mission is to advocate the issues of disaster management and establish an effective link between the government, UN agencies and civic society to reduce the risks of disasters in the country.