Mr. Masanori Nagaoka
Currently pursuing a Ph.D in World Heritage Studies at Tsukuba University in Japan, Nagaoka holds a Master Degree in archaeology and art history from Columbia University, NY (USA) and has been engaged in cultural heritage preservation programme as a member of both NGO (1999-2004) and UNESCO (2004-present).
Since September 2008, he serves at UNESCO Office Jakarta as a Programme Specialist, focusing on direct assistance to the 5 cluster countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Timor-Leste) in contribution to and development of the design and the identification of programme and projects; monitor and report on the implementation of projects in the field of culture, including the cultural heritage preservation, cultural diversity protection, promotion of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage, promotion of cultural policies for sustainable development, museums development and the promotion of international legal instruments in culture, including World Heritage Convention, Intangible Heritage Convention within the context of UNESCO’s Regular Programme as well as projects with extra-budgetary funding.
From 2004 to 2008, he served at UNESCO Office Kabul as a Programme Specialist for Culture for four years, focusing on direct assistance to the Afghan Government in the development of policies and strategies for the preservation of its cultural/natural tangible/intangible heritage, in particular through fund-raising, preparation, implementation and evaluation of extra-budgetary projects. The main projects were the preservation of the Bamiyan site, the conservation of the Minarets of Jam and Gawhar Shad Mausoleum in Herat, and technical assistance to the National Museums in Afghanistan. Before joining UNESCO Office Jakarta, he served at the Asia and Pacific unit of the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO headquarters in 2008, especially focusing on review nominations of cultural properties submitted by State Parties to the World Heritage Committee in the Asian Region including Central, North East, South East and Southern Asian Region for inscription on the World Heritage List and co-ordinate their evaluation by ICOMOS.
Ms. Silvia Mulani
Indira Azelia Sjafril
Project and Administrative Assistant
Ms. Wieske O. Sapardan
Assistant Programme Specialist
Ms. Nurdina Prasetyo
Project Coordinator for Borobudur
Mr. Andrew Henderson
Background: "Andrew Henderson has been working in the Culture Unit at UNESCO Jakarta since August 2012. Andrew holds a Master of Cultural Heritage through the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Deakin University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Monash University within which he completed research on Indonesian historiography and language study at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta. Andrew also completed a number of research and cultural heritage projects in Yogyakarta whilst undertaking his Masters research. Andrew’s work and research interests include post-colonial heritage formation; Heritage, nationalism and identity; Critical heritage studies; Museum studies; Heritage representation; Heritage and community participation; and Indonesian historiography."
Ms Maria Fernandez Sabau
Consultant for Culture
Background: Graduated in Economics and Political Sciences in Madrid in 1997 and started her professional career as investment banker. In 2000 she moved to London to pursue her true vocation as cultural manager. Over the last 13 years she has led more that 30 international projects in the areas of strategic planning, concept development and cultural policies for Ministries of culture, Foundations and leading museums. Maria is a regular speaker on international conferences such as INTERCOM on the themes of culture and development, audience development and cultural management. She is interested in the contribution of culture to economy and the issues of creative economies and intra-cultural change.
UNESCO - In 2011 she started working at the UNESCO office in Cambodia in the development of the first Cultural Policy for the country which is currently in the process to be approved by the Cambodian Government.
Ms. Zelia Ximenes VITAL
Programme Assistant for Culture Unit (based in Dili, Timor-Leste)
Ms Maria Anggita Kusalasari (Anggi)
Junior Administrative and Project Assistant for Culture Unit