Nepal - Kiran Rupakhetee

Dr. Kiran Rupakhetee

Joint Secretary (Nepal) and SUN Movement Executive Committee member (Central & South Asia Representative)
National Planning Commission, Nepal


Dr. Rupakhetee Ph.D. is a senior level Government Officer working as Joint Secretary at National Planning Commission (NPC), at the government of Nepal. He is serving as SUN country Government Focal Point for Nepal and Spokesperson for the NPC. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in different capacities. He has demonstrated ability on conceptualizing/formulating national priorities, plans and programs on nutrition, social protection, child rights promotion and protection, good governance and gender equity with the perspective of “No one is left behind”.

He was directly involved in the development of a variety of nutrition related policies and plans such as the “Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan”, “15th National Development Plan (2019-2024)”, “SDG localization”, “National Strategy on Early Childhood Development (2020-2030)”, and the “National Strategy to End Child Marriage”. He had a contributory role in the successful hosting of SUN Global Gathering 2019. He holds Ph.D. degree on ITTP/Technology Management, Economics and Policy, from Seoul National University (2012) and has been honored with national and international awards. He has also written number of papers/articles including on nutrition, child rights and gender-based issues.