World Press Freedom Day 2017
Director Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Anupama SEKHAR is the Director of the Culture Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), where she is engaged in facilitating cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and arts organisations in 51 countries across Asia and Europe. ASEF is an intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore. Founded in 1997, it works to strengthens relations between Asia and Europe and is the only institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).
Anupama is in charge of ASEF’s culture portfolio, which comprises of artistic collaborations, support to networks, policy dialogues and information platforms. Currently, she is part of the Expert Facility of UNESCO to support capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Prior to joining ASEF in 2009, Anupama worked with the International Labour Organisation and with independent arts spaces in India. Anupama holds degrees in English Literature and International Studies. She is a trained dancer in the Indian classical style of Bharatnatyam.