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Shanti Basnyat

Shanti Basnyat

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Shanti Basnyat, Nepal, started her association with GFV as an advisor on June 1, 2007, and took over as Country Director, GFV Nepal office on December 1, 2007. (Read more…)
Shanti helped GFV get established and registered in Nepal and continued until August 2008.

Shanti has served for over 30 years in different government offices of Nepal. During this period she worked in the Ministry of Education as a director; Ministry of Women, Children & Social Welfare as an undersecretary; Women Development Division as an undersecretary; Ministry of Local Development as an administrator/chief, Training Material Production Centre; and as chief, Nutrition Section, in the Women’s Development Division, Ministry of Local Development.

Shanti holds a master’s degree in home economics from M.S. University, Baroda, and a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Nagpur University, India, and has attended international training programs in the U.S., UK, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and India. She has expertise in areas such as women’s development and empowerment, early childhood development (ECD), nutrition, gender-related issues, population education, reproductive health, designing training programs (especially for women), and research and impact studies of women’s development projects.