UNESCO Chair on Renewable Energies (505), established in 2000 at the Abdou Moumouni University, Niamey, (Niger).


Physical sciences related to solar and wind energy.


  • To set up postgraduate and technical curriculum to support and develop the various activities of research, engineering, production, use and maintenance as regards renewable energies.
  • To sensitize development stakeholders to energy saving and environmental protection.
  • At short term, to strengthen the Master’s degree in Renewable Energies with the Faculty of Science and to create a PhD in Renewable Energies.

Host Institution

  • Abdou Moumouni University, Niamey.


UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Prof. Michel Daguenet, University Abdou Moumouni
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - cresa(at)
Work Phone - (227) 73 25 31
Fax - (227) 73 38 62
Street - B.P. 237
City - Niamey
Country - Niger