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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific/Europe & North America


  • © UNESCO/Z.Kulenov
  • Tulip in the desert of the Aral Sea region, Kazakhstan

The country is hosting a UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, which covers Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Two of the 5 UNESCO Chairs Kazakhstan holds are science-related: one is in environmental education and the other in sciences and spirituality.

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 programme (HELP) project in the Aral Sea basin More

- Asian Water and Development Information for Arid Lands – A Global Network (Asian G-WADI)

- Lessons on Cooperation Building to Manage Water Conflicts in the Aral Sea Basin (PCCP case study) More

Basic Sciences

- UNESCO Chair in Continuing Environmental Education in Central Asia, established in 2000 at The International Academy of Ecology and Humanities More

- UNESCO Chair in Sciences and Spirituality, established in 2004 at the Institute For Oriental Studies, Almaty More

Earth Sciences

- GIS metallogeny of Central Asia (IGCP, Project 473)

- The Rheic Ocean: Its origin, evolution, and correlatives (IGCP, Project 497)

- Structural and Tectonic Correlation across the Central Asia Orogenic Collage: Implications for Continental Growth and Intracontinental Deformation (IGCP, Project 480)

- Dating Caspian Sea Level Change (CASPAGE, IGCP, Project 481

- Ordovician palaeogeography and palaeoclimate (IGCPProject 503)

Remote Sensing

- Satellite Imagery for the Inventory and Preservation of Frozen Tombs in Altai Mountains More

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