UNESCO Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (724), established in 2006 at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou (Benin).


Mathematical Physics and Applications.


  • To develop and disseminate knowledge and expertise in mathematical physics and applications.
  • Promote training and research in the fields of mathematical physics and applications.
  • Participate in cross-cutting projects on the applications of remote sensing for integrated management of ecosystems and water resources in Africa.
  • Promote excellence in higher education and scientific research to increase the contribution of Africa to the development of knowledge societies for sustainable development.

Host Institution


Progress report 2009 (short version)

Progress report 2008 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Prof. Hounkonnou Norbert, University of Abomey-Calavi
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - cipma_secrertariat(at)
Work Phone - (229)21-38-61-28
Fax - (229) 21 31 31 38
Street - B.P. 526
City – Cotonou
Country - Benin