Sadhu Ram Sapkota
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Nepal
Mr. Sapkota in his current position has played a leadership role in bringing about Nepal’s National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820, making Nepal the first country in South Asia to nationalize and operationalize these provisions. His commitment to this agenda and public effort to promote the NAP is widely recognized by all stakeholders in Nepal.
Mr. Sapkota has long-standing ties with the Government of Nepal, dating back to 1987 as a Section Officer for International Law & Treaty Division and Legislative Drafting Division at Ministry of Law and Justice. He has over 13 years of valuable experience serving the people of Nepal through its government.
Furthermore, he has also worked as a consultant to a variety of nongovernmental, governmental and inter-governmental organizations on various issues. For instance, he has been involved in the drafting and reviewing of different legislations and by-laws, multilateral treaties and agreements, ordinance arbitration and peace building, decentralization and conflict management processes. His commitment and support for equality and women’s empowerment runs through all of his work and personal efforts. He plans to continue to promote and support the implementation of Nepal’s NAP on 1325 & 1820 across the country.