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Mr Bertrand Tchatchoua
UNESCO Institute for Statistics Asia Pacific, Regional Adviser/ Head, UIS-AIMS Unit
Tel: +(662) 391 0577, ext. 201
e-mail: b.tchatchoua[at]

Responsibility Brief: As the UIS Asia-Pacific Regional Adviser and Head of the Assessment, Information Systems, Monitoring and Statistics (AIMS) Unit of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Mr Shailendra Sigdel
Statistical Advisor for South Asia
Tel: +(91) 11- 26713000, ext. 308
e-mail: s.sigdel[at]

Responsibility Brief: Based at the UIS New Delhi Cluster Office, Shailendra’s responsibilities include assisting various ministries involved in the fields of competence of UNESCO through participation in national activities aimed at improving statistics. He also coordinates at the country-level, UIS assistance in education, culture and communication, literacy, science and technology statistics. He provides technical assistance to national authorities in adaptation of UIS methodologies, UIS standards, ISCED mapping activities, providing support the completion of UIS data collection instruments and also involved on capacity development for effective management and monitoring of progress towards national, regional and international goals such as WSIS, EFA and MDGs.

Ms Aurélie Acoca
Assistant Programme Specialist 
Tel: +(662) 391 0577 ext.237
e-mail: a.acoca[at]

Responsbility Brief: Aurélie  is in charge of establishing a professional network in the region and the collection and compilation of statistics for all UNESCO fields of competency. With the support of the Regional Advisor, she will also provide technical assistance to the Member States in regards to their statistical needs.

Mr Roshan Bajracharya
Assistant Programme Specialist
Tel: +(662) 391 0577, ext. 245
e-mail: r.bajracharya[at]

Responsibility Brief: Roshan joined the UIS-AIMS Unit in April 2010. He is mainly responsible for literacy and NFE statistics related programmes/activities in the region. He is currently involved in providing techncial support to the countries to undertake literacy household survey, developing capacity of member states in establishing and managing non formal education management system, undertaking evaluation of literacy related programmes such as mid decade assesment of LIFE in the region etc. He is also the focal point for the region to coordinate and to facilitate communication between UIS and other stakeholders to implement systematic lietracy assesment and monitoring programme (LAMP).

Ms Aranyaporn Tachajaroenwong
Programme Assistant
Tel: +(662) 391 0577, ext. 231
e-mail: a.tachajaroenwong[at]

Responsibility Brief: Aranyaporn (Maew) is in charge of administrative coordination with the administrative units in UNESCO Bangkok and UIS Montreal and provide administrative assistance in the context of the UIS-AIMS Programme. She also liaises with international, national and local implementing partners/counterparts at both governmental and non-governmental levels; and carry out other duties as required by the UIS Regional Advisor.

Ms. Aki Osawa
Project Assistant
Tel: +(662) 391 0577, ext. 236
e-mail: a.osawa[at]

Responsibility Brief: Aki is in charge of assisting UIS-AIMS Unit and UIS Montreal in providing some administrative assistance in the context of the UIS-AIMS Programme as well as in providing research analysis and conducting data collection. She also assists the team in producing analytical reports and preparing presentation by transforrming the existing data and statistics in an easy-to-understand format; and carry out other duties as required by the UIS Regional Advisor.