UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and Reasoned Water Management in West Africa (832), established in 2009 at the University of Lomé (Togo).


Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Informatics.


  • To promote better use of water resources at the local level;
  • To enhance social communication in rural and suburban communities;
  • To invigorate and strengthen the Master’s Programme “Women, Water and Health”;
  • To create a vocational training certificate in communication technologies;
  • To create synergy among experts based in the universities of the West African sub-region;
  • To establish an information clearinghouse and a forum through a web portal;
  • To develop education and training for women regarding information access, water management for health and environmental protection;
  • To enhance the position of women in water management activities in rural and suburban environments.

Host Institution


  • Université d’Abomey Calavi
  • Université de Cocody (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Université Abdou Moumouni (Niger)
  • Université de Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)
  • Centres nationaux de lutte contre le paludisme des différents pays membres de la Chaire
  • Centres nationaux de recherche agronomique
  • Centres nationaux de distribution d’eau potable
  • Les Ateliers de la Terre (France)


Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; UNESCO Office in Accra.


Prof. Isabelle Glitho, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lomé
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - (228)225 50 94 / 910 20 59 / 946 96 68
Fax - (228)225 87 84 / 221 85 95
Street - BP 1515
City – Lomé
Country - Togo