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Natural Sciences

Arab States


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The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Doha, Qatar.

The Arab Open University, based in Kuwait, was established in 2001 as a result of an agreement signed between UNESCO and the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND). The university focuses on courses in science and technology, computer science, and business administration.

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


Basic Sciences

- Arab Open University More 

Coasts and Small Islands

- Tasks for coastal resources assessments and oil spill sensitivity mapping in the Arab States of the Gulf More

Natural Disaster Reduction

- Reducing Earthquake Losses in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (RELEMR) programme

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