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.
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.

Aldrin Chandra
Executive Assistant

Bureau of The Secretary General

Lenny Trisnandari
HR Admin Manager

Hanggar Irawan
Finance Accounting Manager

Noviandri Tri Yotighana
Database and Admin Officer

Giovanni L. Latuheru

Lidia Rosalina
Finance Accounting Assistant

Amelia P. Sari
Project Admin Officer – Urban Act

Communications & Member Services Division

Communication Coordinator

Mahessa Bagus Ardika
Knowledge Managemet and Communications Assistant

Desra Hilda
Member Services Coordinator

Betharia Raja Guk Guk
Member Services Officer

Ramona Lissa Villegas
Policy Advocacy Specialist

Strategic & Programme Division

M. Helmi Abidin
Regional Project Manager – Urban Act Project

Rendy Primrizqi
National Project Coordinator – Urban Act Project

Agung Zulhatta
Research and Learning officer – Urban Act Project

Dian Putri Noviyanti
Climate Project Officer – Urban Act Project

Mr. Hizbullah Arief
Project Manager – CRIC 

Dina Wintyas Saputri
Project Coordinator – CRIC

Cemara Dinda
Knowledge Management Communication Officer

Mohammad Ridwan 
Programme Officer  – ASEAN Mayors Forum

Hendra Adi Susila
Capacity Development and Learning Coordinator

Dianka Firsta Brestianti
Project Assistant – RCN Kalibaru Hub

Rona Ikram Putri
Project Assistant – GCoM SEA

Wirda EF Damanik
Project Finance Admin Coordinator – CRIC

Shamim Chowdhury
Project Manager MUNASS II



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