UNESCO-Cousteau Ecothecnie Chair in Environment and Sustainable Development (553), established in 2001 at the University of Bahrain, Environmental Research Centre (ERC) (Bahrain).


Environment and Sustainable Development.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of ecotechnie.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in the Arab region..
  • The objectives of the activities undertaken by the Chair shall be: to promote the development of an interdisciplinary approach in education, training, research and policy-making in the field of environment and sustainable development, drawing on ecology, environmental, human and socio-economic sciences and technology, particularly oriented to small island environments and coastal ecosystems.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Dr. Ebrahim Janahi,  University of Bahrain
E-Mail address - P.0ffice(at) ; uobpresident(at)

Work Phone - 0097317438600

Fax - 0097317449192

Street - P.O. Box 32088
City - Manama
Country - Bahrain