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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Chandra Kumar Ghimire

Ministry of Commerce
Mr. Chandra Kumar Ghimire, the Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Government of Nepal, has been serving for more than 25 years in various roles and capacities. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Secretary at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal.
Prior to this, he served as Consul General at Consulate General of Nepal, Kolkata, India from 2012 to 2016 and as a Joint Secretary at the WTO Division at the Ministry of Commerce and also represented as a Board Member at the EIF, WTO from 2010 - 2012.

Mr. Ghimire has received several awards for his contribution to the public service. He has represented Nepal in various national and international forums and has publications in flagship national and international journals. He was a Fellow at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, US and University of York, UK.
Mr. Ghimire obtained his M.Phil in Public Policy from University of Bergen, Norway, MPA (Gold Medalist) and MBA Degrees from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.