Welcome Bernardus Djonoputro, AIC Infrastructure and Sustainability Fellow

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is pleased to announce that Bernardus Djonoputro has joined the centre as Industry Fellow for Infrastructure and Sustainability.


Since graduating from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Pak Bernardus has a long history in infrastructure planning from every angle: his experience in senior management and advisory spans all sectors and levels of government, and stretches around the world.

He is currently an advisor with the West Java government; president of the Indonesian Association of Urban and Regional Planners (IAP); an academic at ITB’s School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development; vice president of the UN-affiliated Eastern Region Organisation for Planning and Human Settlement (EAROPH); and a fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar, a leading globalisation think tank.

“As an Industry Fellow, Bernardus brings depth to our ongoing work on infrastructure, connectivity and sustainability,” says AIC Executive Director Dr Eugene Sebastian.

“Sustainable infrastructure development,” Dr Sebastian continues, “is important to the growth of people, place and the economy. New technology and the latest innovations in planning and design present an exciting opportunity to incorporate these ideas into policy-making and investments.”

“We are proud that Bernardus has joined us in support of our mission.”

Industry Fellows, among other contributions, lend their ideas to the Centre, through events and online commentary and in the provision of strategic advice on policy and industry engagement. Here, the insights offered by Pak Bernardus will be invaluable to the AIC, as they were over the Centre’s first four years when he sat on our Infrastructure Research Advisory Committee and assisted with our Australia Indonesia Leaders Program.

His relationship with Australia goes back much further than his 2014 introduction to the AIC, however, beginning decades ago in 1986 on the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP). He returned to work at WorldExpo ‘88 and later to intern with the Brisbane City Council.

Staff and Fellows of the AIC warmly welcome Pak Bernardus and look forward to working alongside him.

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