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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific


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  • Island of Tanna, Vanuatu

The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Apia, Samoa.

Vanuatu is particularly interested in enhancing the role of indigenous knowledge in the country’s environmental management. UNESCO is helping the country to redesign its science curricula to incorporate key elements of the vast body of indigenous knowledge that continues to thrive in the archipelago, thus presenting indigenous and scientific knowledge systems side-by-side.

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



- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) projects:



- Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System (PI-GOOS)


Coasts and Small Islands

- Youth Visioning for Island Living initiative: Anelcauhat Waste Management Yes Project More


Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Strengthening indigenous knowledge and traditional resource management through schools in Vanuatu More


UNESCO's Director-General visits Vanuatu (February 2008)


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