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Water Science

Background

Within UNESCO's Major Programme II: Science in the service of development under Programme II.1 Advancement, transfer and sharing of knowledge in exact and natural sciences. Specifically in the Basic and Engineering Sciences Section of the UNESCO Nairobi Office (BES/NAI) we are working in with two (2) Main Lines of Action:

  • Improving University Science and Engineering Education. Thereunder:
    Providing grants for staff exchange visits
    Support for dissemination of information among regional institutions
    Support for the development of Engineering Education

  • Promoting Co-operation in Research and Training in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Thereunder:
    Support for organisation of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry courses at African universities
    Grants to attend the aforesaid courses

International Education in Applied Hydrology and Information Systems for Water Management 2002, Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction
The Institute for Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR), in collaboration with the University of Nairobi (UoN) and the UNESCO-IHE Water Education Institute, Delft, The Netherlands, conducts a continuous training programme for professionals in water resources management, the only of its kind in Africa.

The IMTR was established in 1963 and in 1965 it was upgraded to status of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) for the Anglophone Africa

Other collaborating partners ate the Institute of Hydrology (IH), Wallingford, Great Britain; The European Organization for Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Darmstadt, Germany; Siegen University Germany; Dar-es-laam University, Tanzania; Khartoum University, Sudan; UNESCO and WMO.

 

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