Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to Israel, H.E. Ms. Kanta Rizal
H.E. Ms. Kanta Rizal assumed her responsibilities as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to the State of Israel on 17 July, 2022 and presented her Credentials to the President on 9th August 2022.
Before taking over as the Ambassador of Nepal to the State of Israel, she served as a Secretary General of Center for Consolidation of Democracy, Nepal from 2015 to 2022. H.E. Ms Rizal was a member of Center for Policy, Research and Training Academyand worked as a team leader to formulate an “Education Policy on Basic and Elementary Education”. She was also working as a Founder Principal of Ikeda International School (2010 – 2022) in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has taught and worked in various capacities as a free lancer with Amnesty International London, UN special rapporteur on Torture and so on.
Additionally, Ms. Rizal had worked as a coordinator of South Asian Coordination Committee on Political Empowerment of Women(2002 – 2007). Along with that, she has served as a Consultant (Gender Expert) – Mainstreaming Gender Equity Project – MGEP – UNDP (2005 – 2007) and as the Cross border coordinator in HIV and Development Project, South and South West Asia – UNDP working on Joint Initiatives against Women and Girls trafficking. In addition, Ms. Rizal worked as a Women Development Officer for the Government of Nepal between 1993 – 1998.
Having served as a professional, she has also participated in several different trainings and seminars and also coordinated workshops and training programs in national/international level. She played the role of a team leader from Nepal on “Seminar on Women and Peace” in Singapore (2005). In 1997, she participated in the seminar on “Women Policy and Politics” in London. Furthermore, she has attended one month staff induction training course conducted by Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and so on.
Ambassador Ms. Rizal has completed her Master’s Degree of Arts in Women and Development (1996-1997) from Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands and MBA from Tribhuvan University, Shankar Dev Campus, Nepal (1992).
Papers and publications
She was the editor of “Voice for Change”, a magazine published quarterly by South Asia Coordination Committee on Political Empowerment of Women (2002 – 2005) and “Problems and challenges of women in Civil Service” (2004).
Apart from that, she has edited books viz. “Rajnitimaa Mahila Kina?” and “Yashok Ghatnaa -2037: Loktantric Sangharshako ek kaal khanda” in Nepali Language.
Ambassador Ms. Rizal was born in eastern part of Nepal, Panchthar district. She is married to Mr. Krishna Prasad Dawadee and has four children (3 sons and 1 daughter). Ms. Rizal speaks fluent Nepali, English, Hindi and has the basic knowledge of Bengali. Her areas of interest, among others, include visiting different places, reading philosophical books, listening music.