UNESCO Chair in Geosciences (158), established in 1998 at the Abdou Moumouni University, Niamey (Niger).


Geology; Geochemistry, Environment (modelization of desertification).


  • The Chair will be the focal point of an international network which aims are: 
  • To strengthen the Nigerien geological research team and to contribute to the doctoral training of young that will have to deal with natural resources development and the of regional environment protection.
  • To elaborate training and research programmes in the field of study of sedimentary basins.

Host Institution

  • Abdou Moumouni University, Niamey.


  • TOTAL dans le cadre du programme paléozoïque africain (mission du Djaddo).
  • UNESCO dans le cadre du projet "UNESCO Crosscutting Project on the Application of the Remote Sensing for Integrated Management of Ecosystems and Water Resources in Africa".
  • IRD dans le cadre des projets "AIRE Développement" et AMMA.

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office Bamako.


Prof. Zibo Garba, Université de Niamey
Resopnsable de la chaire UNESCO, Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences
E-Mail address - zibo_garba(at)
Work Phone - 227 73 30 72 / 227 80 64 88
Fax - 227 73 37 36
City - Niamey
Postal Code - B.P. 10 099
Country - Niger