About UNESCO Cluster Office in Jakarta

UNESCO office in Jakarta was established as a field office for South-East Asian Science Cooperation (SEASCO) in 1951. In 1967 it became the Regional Office for Sciences and for Southeast Asia (ROSTSEA). Since 2001 UNESCO Jakarta became the Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor-Leste. It assumed the role of a focal point for Timor-Leste in 2002.


The Asia-Pacific region counts for almost two thirds of the world’s population and gathers countries of great diversity in economic, religious, political and cultural terms. This diversity, along with globalization and the dynamism and rapid evolution of the region bear great challenges for Governments and societies. Closely with Governments, National Commissions and other governmental and non-governmental partners, UNESCO Jakarta works on making development sustainable and profitable for everyone in a culture of peace and human rights.

In the 48 UNESCO Member States and 2 Associate Members of the Asia-Pacific, UNESCO is present with a network of 13 Field Offices comprising Cluster Offices, Country Offices and Regional Bureaux. UNESCO Jakarta has a double role Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office. As Regional Bureau for Science, UNESCO Jakarta provides strategic expertise, advisory, monitoring and evaluation functions to Member States, other UNESCO Field Offices and UN Country Teams in the area of Science.

As Cluster Office, UNESCO Jakarta covers all UNESCO mandates: education, sciences, culture, communication and information. It is responsible for the implementation of related programmes in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste in all UNESCO fields of competence.

In the spirit of One UN and as part of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Indonesia, UNESCO Jakarta works in synergy with the United Nations Sister Agencies for achieving the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific in close coordination with Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO, Bangkok.




Mr. Mohamed Djelid
Director of the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and UNESCO Representative for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste
(62-21) 7399818
Ms Vidyani Achmad
Assistant to the Director
Ms Damaris Ndambuki
Finance & Administrative Officer

Ms Mee Young Choi
Programme Specialist for Education
Mr Gunawan Zakki
National Professional Officer for Education
Mr Remegio A. Alquitran
National Project Officer for Education

Mr Hans Thulstrup
Senior Programme Specialist for Water and Environmental Sciences
Ms Moe Chiba
Programme Specialist for Culture
Mr Ardito M. Kodijat
National Professional Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction

Ms Ai Sugiura
Programme Specialist for Science Policy and Capacity Building

Ms Adelina Lourdes
Office Coordinator for Dili Office
Ms Maria Karisma Bea Agarao
National Professional Officer for Manila Liason Office
Ms Eliana Bantchev
Public Information Officer