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Natural Sciences


Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
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The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Dakar, Senegal. It is currently recovering from a civil war that ended in 2002, and focusing on education and capacity building.

Sierra Leone is involved in the Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP), the 1st concerted approach ever developed to face a major extinction crisis. Through the project, scientific research is carried out to generate information necessary for the survival of great apes and their habitat and genuine partnerships are established between all stakeholders of the fragile ecosystems where the apes live to allow for integrated management of these areas.


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)


Earth Sciences

- Pan-African Network for a Geoscience Information System (PANGIS)

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