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Natural Sciences



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The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Windhoek, Namibia.

At the request of the government, an International Advisory Board for the Reform of the Science, Technology and Innovation System of Nigeria was established by UNESCO in October 2004. This was followed by the establishment of the Natural Science Foundation of Nigeria.

Being vulnerable to coastal floods, the one CSI project in which Nigeria is currently involved in focuses on the mitigation of the impact of floods in Lagos.
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

- Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP)

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)


- International Oceanographic Data and Information exchange (IODE)

- OceanData and Information Network for Africa (ODINAFRICA)

Earth Sciences

- Sustainable use of platinum group elements (IGCP, Project 479)

- Palaeoproterozoic supercontinents and global evolution (IGCP, Project 509)

Coasts and Small Islands

- Reducing the impact of flooding in Lagos More

Science Policy and Sustainable Development

- International advisory board for the reform of the science and technology system in Nigeria More

- Reform of the Science and Technology System More

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