UNESCO Office, Nairobi - Regional Bureau for Sciences in Africa (ROSTA)

Bureau régional de l'UNESCO pour la science et la technologie en Afrique

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History

Mar 1965, Nairobi (Kenya), as Regional Centre for Science and Technology for Africa, by an Agreement between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Kenya. Current title adopted 1973. Also known as UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science, as UNESCO Regional Office for Science and by initials UNESCO/ROSTA. From 1995, functions as UNESCO Nairobi Office -- Bureau de l'UNESCO à Nairobi, from 2001 acting as Cluster Office in all UNESCO's fields of competence for Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Ceased to exist as a regional bureau for sciences prior to 2015.

Aims

Promote and coordinate UNESCO activities in science and technology in Africa South of the Sahara.

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Activities

Programmes: 'Education'; 'Sciences', subdivided into 'Basic and Engineering Sciences' running African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI), 'Ecological and Earth Sciences', ' Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)' and 'Water Sciences' under International Hydrological Programme (IHP); 'Communication'; 'Social and Human Sciences'; 'Culture'. Other responsibilities include: International Fund for the Technological Development of Africa (FIDTA); UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) (Accra).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 47 countries
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Subjects *

  • Science
    • Science
  • Culture
    • UNESCO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

E9586

Last News Received

2009
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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