Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi

, United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific
Profile / Bio: 

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 on strategic urban planning, climate change, disaster management, water management, women empowerment, and local governance. Dr. Bernadia received her Ph.D. in urban engineering from the University of Tokyo, two master's degrees in Atmospheric physics from Nagoya University, Japan, and in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.

As the Secretary-General, Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi is the chief executive officer of the 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.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the countries in Asia and Pacific 23 November 2022 Slides Environment, Governance and Public Sector Management
Subnational Governments (SNGs)’ Perspective on Localizing SDGs in Asia and the Pacific 19 April 2021 Slides Governance and Public Sector Management
Open Government for Inclusive Development 14 December 2017 Slides Capacity Development, Governance and Public Sector Management
Localizing Global Agendas: Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda, and Climate Change 27 September 2016 Slides Governance and Public Sector Management
Localizing Global Agendas: Role of Local Governments 27 September 2016 Slides Governance and Public Sector Management