Social and Human Sciences

Social and Human Science Sector, aims at advancing knowledge, and intellectual cooperation with other UNESCO sectors in order to facilitate social transformation for development. The main objective is to create social awareness by promoting the incorporation of social views, priorities and active participation in setting up projects and programmes in UNESCO’s areas of competences and national development activities.

               Social and Human Science sector focuses on;

  • Building social capacity through training and skills development,
  • Developing and implementing leadership programmes,
  • Supporting young people’s education through resource mobilization,
  • Facilitating social research, advocacy and influencing policy on issues affecting the society , and
  • Promoting networking and exchange programmes with organizations and individuals committed to giving a chance in life to society.

    Programmes implemented in the sector include;

  •  Youth and HIV/AIDS Programme,
  • Gender Equality,
  • Advancement of Human Rights,
  • Physical Education and Sports,
  • Associated Schools Project Network (ASP-net) and UNESCO Clubs

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OUR MISSION

To become a centre of excellence in advancing knowledge, promoting peace and innovation in order to contribute towards building a knowledgeable, informed, innovative and patriotic society.



OUR VISION

To become a centre of excellence in advancing knowledge, promoting peace and innovation in order to contribute towards building a knowledgeable, informed, innovative and patriotic society.



OUR CORE VALUES

Client Focus, Result/outcome oriented, Integrity, Transparency and accountability, Innovativeness and creativity, Professionalism, Diligence to duty & Team work.
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    • The international conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 'Skills on the move: global trends, local resonances' will take stock of progress made five years after the Third International Congress on TVET in 2012, which resulted in the Shanghai Consensus.
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    World poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary education.

    A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in education will remain well below that target for generations to come.