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Natural Sciences



  • © UNESCO/Margarete Burger
  • A gorilla in Bwindi National Park, Uganda

The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda is fully involved in the implementation of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) in East Africa. It is also taking part in the Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP), the 1st concerted approach ever developed to face a major extinction crisis.


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



- World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) national case study More


People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP)

- Satellite Imagery – Decision Support Tool for Gorilla Conservation More

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)


Earth Sciences

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

- Dynamic Evolution, Resource Potential and Environmental Impact of the  East African Rift System (IGCP, Project 482/489)


Basic Sciences

- UNESCO Chair in Post-Harvest Technology, established at Makerere University More


Remote Sensing

- Satellite Imagery – Decision Support Tool for Gorilla Conservation More

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