Director, Communications, Ministry of Communications, Government of Fiji
Mr. Shivnesh Prasad is Director Communications with the Ministry Communications, Government of Fiji. He joined the Ministry in 2011 and has been implementing Government initiatives and programmes aimed at increasing ICT accessibility, reforming spectrum management processes and improving monitoring and compliances. Shivnesh has been in the civil service since 2004.
As of May 2013 Shivnesh has also been appointed as the Acting Chairman of the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji, which is the telecommunications regulator and has been working closely with the Authority in the implementation of their work plan and activities. He successfully conducted the nation’s first spectrum auction for 4G LTE and is currently overseeing the implementation of Digital Television.
Shivnesh holds a Masters in Commerce Degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development Practices in Public Policy Programme and a Diploma in Telecommunications Management. He has represented Fiji at numerous international forums.
Topical Session 10: Open Access with the Pacific Island Countries
Tuesday, 23 January 2018