Secretariat

SECRETARIAT

UCLG ASPAC Secretariat is located in the Jakarta City Hall, demonstrating close working relations and invaluable partnership with the hosting city. The Secretariat provides crucial support to UCLG ASPAC President, Co-Presidents and other governing bodies in the exercise of their leadership and duties, including through coordination and organization of annual statutory meetings and preparation of substantive documents. Furthermore, the Secretariat is tasked to translate UCLG ASPAC’s visions and strategic guidance into concrete impacts on the ground. In doing so, the Secretariat works with its members and partners in Asia-Pacific to advocate for the prominence and interests of cities and local governments; foster exchanges of knowledge, promote peer-to-peer collaboration; implement policy advocacy activities, and strengthen members’ capabilities and expertise through capacity enhancement projects.

MEETING OUR STAFF

The Secretariat operates under the leadership of UCLG ASPAC Secretary General, supported by a team of 37 members, both core and project staffs, who are responsible for a broad-range of UCLG ASPAC’s work and activities throughout Asia-Pacific region. The Secretariat’s team has significantly expanded in the past five years, as resulted by the dynamism of local governments and their significance in implementing the global development agendas, stronger demand for local-level international cooperation, as well as growing need for technical and knowledge support.

Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi
Secretary General

Dr. Bernadia is the first woman Secretary General of UCLG’s regional section. She has been working in urban development and related fields for more than 15 years. Beginning her career at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and afterward CITYNET in Yokohama, Dr. Bernadia is also a visiting professor at several universities in Japan and has written various papers. In 2015, she was appointed as a member of the Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) of UNHABITAT. Her interests focus strategic urban planning, climate change, disaster management, water management, women empowerment, and local governance. Dr. Bernadia received her PhD in urban engineering from the University of Tokyo, and two master degrees in Atmospheric Physic from Nagoya University, Japan and in Public Policy from National University of Singapore.

As the Secretary General, Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi is the chief executive officer of UCLG Asia-Pacific Section. She directs the daily activities of the Section and carries out the decisions of the Regional General Assembly, the Regional Council and the Executive Bureau. The Secretary General manages the Secretariat’s activities, programs and finances of the Section under the guidance of the Presidency and reports to the Executive Bureau.

bernadia@uclg-aspac.org

Bertiara Laksmindra Setyawati
Executive Assistant

executive.assistant@uclg-aspac.org

Emeritus Mayor Peter Woods OAM
Ambassador

peterwoodsconsults@bigpond.com

BUREAU OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL

Yooke Damopolii
Head of Bureau

hbsg@uclg-aspac.org

Didik Sudjatmiko
Finance and Accounting Coordinator

accountant@uclg-aspac.org

Friska Yanti Veronika
Regional Administrative Assistant

admin@uclg-aspac.org

Mita Riyanti
Finance Assistant

finance_assistant@uclg-aspac.org

Youm Mooyoul
Secondee

freeinnmy@gmail.com

COMMUNICATIONS AND MEMBER SERVICES DIVISION

Thanawan Klumklomchit
Head of Division

hcms@uclg-aspac.org

Fulvia Lie
Media and Communication Coordinator

communication@uclg-aspac.org

Isabella Hutasoita
Member Service Coordinator

secretariat@uclg-aspac.org

Sabeena Gul
Sub-Office Desk Coordinator
(based in Islamabad)

south-southwest@uclg-aspac.org

Ramona Lissa Villegas
Institutional Governance Coordinator

 

inst.gov@uclg-aspac.org

STRATEGIC AND PROGRAMME DIVISION

David A. Sagita
Program Specialist – Public Space

public.space@uclg-aspac.org

Helmi Abidin
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)/Resilience Coordinator

drr.coordinator@uclg-aspac.org

Hesti Prihatiningyas
Program Administrative Officer

secretariat@uclg-aspac.org

Meithya Rose
Project Manager – SDGs Localising Project

project_manager1@uclg-aspac.org

Sheila Teta Carina
Training Coordinator – SDGs Localising Project

training_coordinator@uclg-aspac.org

Sitti Aminah Syahidah
Knowledge Management Officer – SDGs Localising Project

knowledge_management@uclg-aspac.org

Achmad Firas Khudi
Field Officer – SDGs Localising Project

field_officer1@uclg-aspac.org

Margaretha Renita
Finance and Administration Officer – SDGs Localising Project

training_coordinator@uclg-aspac.org

Asih Budiati
Project Manager Bill & Merlinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) / International Urban Coorperation (IUC)

project_manager2@uclg-aspac.org and abudiati@iuc-asia.eu

Erwan Kow
Project Officer Bill & Merlinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) / International Urban Cooperation (IUC)

technical_po@uclg-aspac.org

Ratih Chandradewi
Finance and Administration Officer Bill & Merlinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) / International Urban Cooperation (IUC)

Finance_admin2@uclg-aspac.org