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Natural Sciences



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The country hosts the UNESCO Cluster Office in Yaoundé, which covers Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Chad.

Cameroon’s involvement in the Solar Village Project has been very fruitful, resulting in the creation of a demonstration solar village in N’Gaoundere, the production of training materials for children, students of technical schools and community leaders, training sessions for over 100 representatives of women's associations and community leaders and the dissemination of the resulting material in neighbouring countries.  

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBR)

- Regional School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Territories (ERAIFT)

- Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP)

- Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
- IOC International Oceanographic Data and Information exchange (IODE)
- OceanData and Information Network for Africa (ODINAFRICA)

Earth Sciences
- Pan-African Network for a Geoscience Information System (PANGIS)
- The Neoproterozoic Pan-African Belt of Central Africa (IGCP, Project 470)
- Sustainable Use of Platinum Group Elements (IGCP, Project 479)
- Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution (IGCP, Project 509)
- A-type Granites and Related Rock through Time (IGCP, Project 510)

Basic Sciences
- ‘Families First in Africa’ project to ACT against AIDS More 

Renewable and Alternative Energies
- Solar Village Programme More 

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