Network for Information, Response, And Preparedness Activities on Disaster (NIRAPAD) is a knowledge-based disaster risk management network comprising humanitarian NGOs in Bangladesh. NIRAPAD was established in 1997 with funding from USAID and was initially created by CARE Bangladesh. NIRAPAD obtained registration from the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. In 2008, it became an independent entity separate from CARE. NIRAPAD received its registration from the NGO Affairs Bureau in Bangladesh on May 19, 2010. NIRAPAD is a member of important organizations such as the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT), Sphere Community Bangladesh (SCB), and CHS Alliance. Its focus is on promoting disaster-related quality and accountability initiatives, as well as supporting localisation agenda in humanitarian aid and actions. Additionally, as a technical co-lead of Localisation Technical Working Group (LTWG), NIRAPAD is committed to its role in helping people in need. As well, it supports various stakeholders in enhancing their capabilities in preparedness, anticipatory actions, response, recovery, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.
NIRAPAD actively contributes to the disaster risk management sector by generating and disseminating knowledge, providing technical support, and fostering partnerships with humanitarian agencies. Its operational framework revolves around three core areas: Innovate (introducing new concepts and tools), Inspire (encouraging innovative thinking), and Connect (strengthening collaboration at national and global levels to enhance resilience actions).