Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences Sector contributes to UNESCO’s mission by using science to build peace,to eradicate poverty and to promote sustainable development. Natural Science is aiming at forging a culture of peace by fostering the generation and exchange of knowledge, including scientific knowledge, through cooperation, capacity building and technical assistance to its stakeholders country wide. It works to create the conditions for genuine dialogue between civilizations, cultures and peoples based upon mutual respect and respect for shared values.

In the field of the sciences, the overarching objective is mobilizing scientific knowledge and policy for sustainable development with the following two strategic programme objectives:

  • Strengthening science, technology and innovation (STI) systems and policies for sustainable development, poverty eradication and a culture of peace and non-violence;
  • Mobilizing science for the sustainable use of natural resources, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and for natural disaster reduction and mitigation.

In Tanzania Natural Science of the National Commission of UNESCO is leveraging scientific knowledge for the benefit of the environment and the management of natural resources and also fostering policies and capacity-building in science, technology and innovation. The section uses scientific knowledge and application in contributing to disaster preparedness and mitigation.

Natural Science activities include:

  1. Promoting STI policies and access to knowledge through building capacities in the basic sciences and mobilizing broad-based participation in STI
  2. UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC): strengthening, improving governance and fostering cooperation to manage and protect oceans and coastal zones for the benefit of Tanzanians and its neighbours;
  3. Freshwater systems under stress and societal responses, incorporating the work of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
  4. Enabling the application of ecological and earth science for sustainability, including through the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)
  5. Natural disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
  6. Education for sustainable developments programmes.
  7. Programmes which focus on biodiversity, natural disaster reduction, engineering, science education, climate change, renewable energy and sustainable development
  8. Collaboration with stakeholders of different aspect of application of natural science in sustainable livelihood.

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    CALL FOR APPLICATION
    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME 2018

    We are pleased to inform you that UNESCO is launching the Young Professionals Programme 2018. The main objective of this programme is to improve the geographical distribution of the secretariet. It also aims at attracting young talented professional to the secretariet.

    ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATE
    - Nationality: a candidate must be from an unrepresented or under-represented country (in this he/she must be a Tanzanian)
    - Age: candidates must be 32 years of age or less by UNESCO’s deadline for submissions.
    - Education: a university higher degree in the areas requested from the call for applications.
    - Languages: fluency in one of the two working languages of UNESCO (French and English).
    - Attitude: a commitment to working in a multicultural context and to international public service are essential.
    - Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but is not mandatory.

    REQUIREMENTS
    i. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    ii. Copies of academic certificates
    iii. Copy of birth certificate
    iv.Reason/s for applying YPP
    v. Indicate field or area of specialisation

    Areas of Specialisation
    (i) Education Sciences
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    (xi) Business Administration
    (xii) Finance, Accounting, Audit
    (xiii) Management Information Systems, Information Technology

    NOTE:
    (a) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
    (b) Eligible candidates will be invited to fill in an ONLINE application specifically created for UNESCO YPP 2018.
    DEADLINE: At National level is 30th May 2018

    Submit your application through the following email : sajomwaiteleke@yahoo.com musarochec@yahoo.com, moshikimizi@yahoo.co.uk, or by mail: UNESCO National Commission, P. O. Box 20384, Dar es salaam or by hand to our office which is located at Magogoni street , building next to Public Management College Magogoni.

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    MOBILE LEARNING WEEK 2019: CALL FOR PROPOSAL OPEN. UNESCO and its confirmed partners - the International Telecommunication Union and the Profuturo Foundation - will convene a special edition of Mobile Learning Week under the theme ‘Augmented human intelligence and humanity’ from 4 to 8 March 2019. Artificial Intelligence has the potential to accelerate the process of achieving SDG 4. It promises to reduce barriers to access, analyse learning patterns and optimise learning processes with a view to improve learning outcomes. On the other hand, the penetration of AI in education comes with concerns related to ethics, security and human rights. Without policy intervention, the commercial deployment of AI will also further exacerbate digital divides and deepen existing income and learning inequalities, as marginalised and disadvantaged groups are more likely to be excluded from AI-powered education. This new edition will examine how the international educational community, governments, private companies, civil society organizations and other stakeholders can join forces to: *ensure inclusive and equitable use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education; *leverage AI to enhance education and learning; *promote skills development for jobs and life in the AI era; and *safeguard transparent and auditable use of education data. UNESCO is now calling for proposals on the participation of Workshop and Symposium sessions during Mobile Learning Week under the four subthemes mentioned above. For more information and to submit a project proposal, go to the following links: Workshop (link is external) Symposium (link is external) You can already register (link is external)to participate.