NCDM Chair Prof. Dr. Bishal Nath Upreti Receives DPNet Award

On the occasion of 15th General Assembly of DPNet Nepal, held on March 15, 2024, Prof. Dr. Bishal Nath Upreti, Chairperson of the Nepal Center for Disaster Management (NCDM), was honored with the prestigious DPNet Award. The Award was handed over to Prof. Dr. Upreti, by the Executive Chief of NDRRMA during the program. DPNet, an umbrella organization of various organizations working in the field of disaster management confers awards every two years to commend outstanding contributions in the field of disaster management.

This year’s awards ceremony recognized three remarkable individuals and institutions for their significant efforts in disaster risk reduction. Among them, Prof. Dr. Bishal Nath Upreti stood out for his exceptional dedication and contributions to the advancement of disaster resilience in Nepal. Reflecting on this achievement, Prof. Dr. Upreti emphasized the evolving nature of disasters in Nepal, stressing the heightened intensity and unpredictable effects that often lead to multiple crises. Prof. Dr. Upreti highlighted the urgent need for an Early Warning System in Nepal to mitigate the impact of such disasters effectively. The NCDM extends its gratitude to DPNet for this honor and reaffirms its dedication to advancing disaster resilience in Nepal.