Sangita Khadka is a Communications Specialist working in UNDP's Bureau for Policy and Programme Support/ Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, New York Headquarters. A Communications Specialist Surge Advisor for crisis countries, she has 18 plus years of experience in Development Communications, Public Information & Advocacy and Crisis Communications in Asia and Africa.
Prior to this, Sangita worked with UNDP in South Sudan, United Nations in Tanzania & UNDP in Nepal, managing media relations, promoting visibility of UN/UNDP works to donors, government, private sector, media, general public and all other relevant stakeholders. She has developed communication strategies, coordinated production of documentaries, authored & co-authored reports, produced IEC materials, managed events, coordinated high level visits for UN/UNDP delegations, participated in global campaigns to reduce poverty. She worked as the spokesperson and media focal point for UNDP in Nepal during the conflict & post conflict period.
Sangita’s career with the UN began in 1999 as Communications Specialist with the UNDP Local Governance Programme implemented by the Ministry of Local Development in 60 districts of Nepal. She then moved to head the overall communications for UNDP Country Office in Nepal for 11 years.
Prior to joining the UN, she worked as the Sub-Editor for The Kathmandu Post, the leading English Daily of Nepal and also worked in Radio as News Editor/Reader. Simultaneously, she conducted a tourism programme on Radio (Classic FM) sponsored by the Nepal Tourism Board.
A National of Nepal, she holds Masters Degree in English Literature from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, Bachelors Degree from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India and Diploma in Journalism from the Nepal Press Institute. She has undergone strategic media and development communications courses in New York, Geneva, Thailand and India.
She is an active user of social media.