Culture Unit

Bernards Alens Zako
Programme Specialist for Culture

Mr. Bernards A. Zako was graduated from the Ecole du Louvre, the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations and the Institute of Political Studies, in Paris, and also studied in the Institute of Arab Studies, Damascus. He has over 20 years of working experience at UNESCO in planning, managing and implementing international cultural cooperation projects. He worked mainly on cultural policy and intercultural dialogue (Arab and Islamic world, Eastern Europe and Africa) and on museums and creativity. Mr Zako currently heads the Culture Unit of UNESCO Office in Jakarta since 2014 and is in charge of cultural programmes on World Heritage, tourism, disaster risk reduction, community development, intangible cultural heritage, museums, underwater cultural heritage and cultural diversity in five cluster countries: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor‐Leste.

Ms. Ratih Aprilianti (April)
Administrative Assistant 

Ms. Nurhajati Sugianto (Jati)
Programme Assistant 

Ms Asanti Astari
Project Assistant

Mrs. Diana Setiawati
Project Coordinator for Borobudur

Ms. Cilik Tri Pamungkas 
Administrative and Project Assistant for

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