Speaker's Profile 

Sabnam Shivakoti

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), Government of Nepal

Sabnam Shivakoti is the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), Government of Nepal. She has been associated with the Government of Nepal for the last twenty years in various capacities under MOAD. 

Currently, Shivakoti heads the Postharvest Management Directorate (PHMD) under the Department of Agriculture as Program Director. She is also Flagship Manager for the Innovation and Agro-entrepreneurship Flagship Program. Prior to this position, Shivakoti has been engaged in preparing various policy and strategy documents including a long-term agriculture development strategy. She has also served as a member of various task forces and participated in several food and nutrition security-related events.  Shivakoti also headed the National Plant Quarantine Program as program chief. 

Shivakoti holds a Masters degree in Agriculture from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.